A working farm that loves to host guests. Cole’s Greene Acres Farm offers four different campsites. They have The Apartment, The Cabin, RV Sites and primitive tent spaces. They are ranked as an Airbnb Superhost.
They also offer other products, like whole and cut-up pastured Broiler, custom butchered pork, barn quilts and barn squares.
Host your next event at the farm. Different events can be held at the farm. They have hosted intimate weddings, family and class reunions and corporate picnics and retreat rentals.
For more information on Cole’s Greene Acres Farm visit the Facebook, Instagram, or call (724) 484-3276. To book a campsite visit www.airbnb.com/rooms/14403481.
Frosty Springs Farm has been around since 1974, when they started with 47 acres and a small herd of cows. For 26 years, they operated on that small farm, and then in 1999 they expanded to 500 acres and 60 cow/calf pairs.
They produce Pure Bred Simmentals and a Commercial Herd of Red Angus Cows. They also sell freezer beef to 40 buyers across three states. If you want a donkey, they also sell them.
Frosty Springs Farm has won many awards over the years.
2014 Pennsylvania Beef Quality Assurance Award
2014 Pennsylvania Simmental Association Farm of the Year
2012 PA Cattlemen Special Appreciation Award
2012 Honorary West Greene Chapter FFA Degree
2008 Senior Members of the PA Simmental Association
2008 PA Cattlemen Conservation Stewardship Award
2003 Honorary Waynesburg Central Greene Chapter FFA Degree
2002 Greene County Conservation District Cooperator of year award
For more information about Frosty Springs Farm visit their Facebook Page or call (724) 986-8502 or (724) 998- 4355.
Lippencott Alpacas, owned by Phil and Lena Galing, is nestled in the rolling hills of Southwestern Pennsylvania about an hour south of Pittsburgh. It is located on Lena’s family farm. The farm has been in the Hawkins family for four generations and has had many transformations from chicken and egg production to sheep and cattle production and now alpaca production. It is the goal of the Galings to keep the family farming tradition alive and to grow their alpaca herd into a significant source of quality alpaca fiber in Greene County. They have Haloween Lenabeen, which is well received by the local fiber community, especially the local crafters and spinners.
In the 1800’s the village of Lippencott supported a country store with a public telephone, a Baptist Church and a whiskey distillery. Lippencott was chosen as part of the business name to emphasize this heritage.
Phil & Lena started the business in November of 2005 with three bred females and two female crias (babies). The number has grown to 26 alpacas, although the number changes frequently due to sales and new babies. As they strive for genetic improvement of the herd, many of the older alpacas are sold less expensively to keep the numbers small. Most of their alpacas are for sale and they enjoy assisting buyers with purchasing an alpaca that fits their lifestyle.
They offer group tours for $5.00 per person. Everyone is encouraged to visit their Farm Store, where they offer a wide variety of alpaca products for sale. They participate annually in National Alpaca Days which is held the last weekend in September. People come to learn about the alpacas and to enjoy various fiber activities.
They offer knitting classes every week on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to noon for intermediate skill levels and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for beginners and refresher classes. Cost is $10.00 for each 2-hour class. For more info call Lena at 724-852-4084.
Phil & Lena will also travel to local events with their alpacas to promote alpaca education and to exhibit alpaca products.
There is a parking lot onsite.
Take exit 19 off of I-79 for PA-221 toward US-19/Jefferson/Ruff Creek drive 0.3 miles, turn right onto PA-221 S drive 3.2 miles, turn left onto Meadow Brook Rd. drive 0.8 miles, destination will be on the left.
Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area encompasses eight counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania and offers different tours and attractions. One of the tours is the Carrie Blast Furnaces complex which is located in Rankin, PA.
A tour of the Carrie will show you the process of how they produced steel, the new technology they had when they opened, and the size of the facility will be highlighted. Tickets for the tour should be purchased in advance. Other tours of the site include Carrie Furnaces Arts and Ground Tour and the Carrie Furnaces Iron Garden Walk Tour.
There are five journeys that you can go on. The Big Steel, Mountains of Fire, Fueling a Revolution, Mosaic of Industry and Thunder of Protest Journey. These five different journeys let you explore towns like Homestead, Duquesne, Braddock and many other historic towns in the region.
For more information about the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area visit www.riversofsteel.com or call (412)464-4020.
Save A Horse Stable is an all-volunteer organization that is dedicated to saving the lives of horses that are victims of starvation, neglect, abuse or whose owners are unable to provide for their needs. Save A Horse Stable provides a forever home to those horses that come to the farm. Each horse is provided for with the care and space they need to recover for however long they may need it. If a horse is unable to recover, they will live while they are comfortable. The horses live in a natural environment. Save A Horse Stable is not only a horse rescue, they educate horse owners and the public about conditions that are not healthy for the horses. Save A Horse is a place where horses are more than just an animal.
In 1892 the farm was bought by the Thistlethwaite family. The farm is a 208-acre Century Farm. The original stable is where the winery tasting room is located today. The Vineyard’s 1st acre was planted in 2000. There are 5+ acres of grapes enclosed in a high deer-proof fenced area of 8 acres. Ten varieties of French hybrid grapes are grown at the Vineyard. The Tasting room was opened in February 2008. All of the grapes for the juice for the wine making are grown at the vineyard, that way they have complete control of the quality from the starting material. The tasting room walls, floor, and bar are made from cherry wood and the Vine Room is surrounded by Beech wood from the farm. The trees were turned into boards using a portable saw mill. The Thistlethwaite family is very proud that they are the owners of Greene County’s first winery!
Come for a complimentary wine tasting! We are open daily. After a complimentary wine tasting, feel free to browse. We offer an eclectic variety of items from wine related gifts and local artists wares.
Monday – Saturday – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Take exit 14 off of I-79 to merge onto PA-21 W toward Waynesburg go 0.5 miles, turn right onto Elm Dr/T796 go 0.4 miles, turn right onto PA-188 E go 4.6 miles, follow 1st St/T855 and 3rd St/T725 St to Chartiers Rd in Mather go 1.4 miles, turn left onto Chartiers Rd go 0.8 miles, continue on Bacon Run Rd., drive 0.9 miles to Thistlethwaite Ln.