Our farm is located in the Goshenhoppen region of Montgomery County Pennsylvania, about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The region's first European settlers were primarily German immigrants, many of whom are our ancestors. Goshenhoppen Run is the original name of the creek that defines our southern boundary. If our farm name is too much to say in one breath, just call us Gosh Run! Thats what we call it!
Gosh Run consists of 35 acres divided into two fields by a seasonal creek and woodlot. The front field borders Faust Road and accounts for a majority of our production while the back field serves as pasture for hogs, goats, and poultry. Before Cheyne and Fiona started farming at Gosh Run the land was farmed by a conventional grower.
Farming in this area presents some unique challenges. Our soils are dense due to a high silt/clay content making them easy to compact in the spring and difficult to work when dry. However, despite the pests, unpredictable weather and challenging soil we are committed to using regenerative practices.
Gosh Run Farm is not certified organic but we are committed to using regenerative practices. This excludes the use of GMO varieties and helps ensure that we, as young farmers, contribute to the long term success of Pennsylvania agriculture. By improving the health of our soil we can grow better tasting, more nutritious food.
We are members of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). PASA is dedicated to promoting farms that "produce healthy food for all people while respecting the natural environment." Their educational programs, services and conferences play an important role in our farm's operations and we are grateful for their mentorship! Learn more about PASA here!
Cheyne Geverd has lived in Montgomery County since 2003 and is a graduate of Purdue University’s College of Science (Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science). After working overseas as a geologist in the oil industry he switched his career focus to regenerative agriculture. Two internships later Cheyne decided to venture out with his partner Fiona and start Gosh Run Farm.
Fiona Palumbo was born and raised in Brazil to expatriate American parents. She moved to the US in 2010 and worked for an international development contractor in Washington DC. In 2014 she decided to take a yearlong road trip to get to know her country of origin and explore life beyond the Beltway. Along the way she worked at a wheat farm in Eastern Washington and a hunting and fishing lodge in the Idaho wilderness. She also discovered a passion for the great outdoors, things that grow, food from scratch, and the do-it-yourself lifestyle. She also worked two seasons at a certified organic farm in Forest County PA, where she and Cheyne met.