When you arrive at the Tlush Family Farm, you may think your GPS made you take a wrong turn. On the outside, the farm appears to be a traditional colonial home on a suburban street in Plymouth Meeting. And that’s because, it is…but wait until you see the facility they’ve built within.
As is the case with many families over the past year and a half, Jon and Katie Tlush had somewhat of a life change which found Katie staying at home with their two young children ages two and three. During this time at home, Katie went from hobby gardener to professional grower by building a microgreen and mushroom menagerie in the basement of their house. A fully temperature-controlled grow room along with a mushroom lab and cleanroom greets you as walk into an array of lighting… and boy are those microgreens pretty. Because of their experience in hydroponics and indoor growing practices, you can enjoy fresh Tlush produce all year long.
The Tlush Farm isn’t just confined to the house’s interior; there’s also a garden out back…AND a solar-powered chicken coop with a chicken run. For those not schooled on the art of raising chickens, the chicken coop is where the chicken sleeps, roosts, and lays eggs…the chicken run is where the chickens forage, sunbathe, and live a healthy lifestyle. This healthy lifestyle translates into fresh, nutrient-rich eggs which the Tlush Farm has in abundance.
You can find Tlush Family Farm products in many of the areas top dining venues surrounding the Plymouth Meeting area including; The Blue Bell Inn (Blue Bell), The Copper Crow (Horsham), Jasper’s Backyard (Conshohocken), Savona (Main Line), several of the White Dog Cafes and many others. They are growing exponentially with outlets like upcoming local egg and produce subscriptions so you too, can enjoy quality, farm-fresh produce all year round.
You can find more information on their website and check them out on Instagram (@tlushfamilyfarm).
This article was written by Ben Bergman for MoreThanTheCurve.com. Photos by Ben Bergman.