April 16, 2014

View Food Matters at the Hardbean Café in Boyertown

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The Boyertown Area Community Wellness Council and Frecon Farms are sponsoring a Coffee and Cinema film series called “Why Your Food Matters.” Join Boyertown area residents at the Hardbean Café on Wednesday, May 11th at 6:30 PM for the showing of Food Matters. ‘Food Matters’ is a hard hitting, fast paced look at our current [...]

Fisher’s Produce Is Now Open!

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I have been eagerly awaiting this day. I love driving up Route 422 and then out to Oley, through the picturesque farmland to Fisher’s Produce. I go about once a week during the summertime to pick up their fresh and delicious homegrown berries and vegetables. After that I swing by their neighbor’s at Wholesome Dairy Farms [...]

Kimberton Whole Foods

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Kimberton Whole Foods has been serving the Chester County area for almost 25 years.  From their humble beginnings selling Seven Stars Yogurt across from the Kimberton Waldorf School to their current expansion to four stores serving the Greater Philadelphia area, Terry and Pat Brett have maintained their commitment to the promotion of locally-grown, primarily organic [...]

Manatawny Creek Winery

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As you wind your way down 662 through Douglassville in Berks County, you will soon see signs pointing the way to the Manatawny Creek Winery. If you haven’t been fortunate enough to stop in then let me introduce you to Joanne Levengood, the owner and founder of the Manatawny Creek Winery. She earned her degree [...]

Woodsong Hollow Farm

Woodsong Hollow Farm, located in Boyertown, Berks County, produces pasture-raised chicken, lamb, goat, pork, eggs, Thanksgiving/Christmas turkey and goose, and sheepskins.  All livestock are raised on pasture and the additional grain they receive is grown without chemicals and is ground and mixed fresh by a local farmer to create a balanced and healthy feed. Sheep [...]

Boyertown Farmers’ Market

The Boyertown Farmers’ Market, located in the parking lot of The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, is a producer/grower market committed to providing locally grown, fresh food to the community. I was dying to get up to this farmers’ market because I’m familiar with several of their vendors — Wholesome Dairy Farms, The Black Buggy [...]

Oley Valley Organics

Oley Valley Organics, located in Oley, Berks County, is a small family run farm specializing in organically grown asparagus, strawberries, and raspberries as well as handmade holiday wreaths. I haven’t visited yet, but I plan to stop by when I get up that way again.  I wish I’d known about them earlier in the season; [...]

Black Buggy Baking Company

Felicia Fisher’s Black Buggy Baking Company out of Oley, Berks County, is a one-woman operation churning out delectable homemade pies and cookies and other homemade confections.  Felicia is wife to Kirk Fisher, owner of Fisher’s Farm Fresh Produce also in Oley.  When she’s not busy with her three busy young children, she is baking products [...]

Fisher’s Farm Fresh Produce

I was delighted to discover Fisher’s Farm in Oley, Berks County, when I got lost one day on my way to Wholesome Dairy Farms.  Fisher’s is a small roadside stand where they sell their own homegrown fruits and vegetables and occasionally produce from other local area producers.  They are located right on Route 662 where [...]

Prout’s Jollyview Farm

I found out about Prout’s Jollyview Farm in Oley, Berks County, from a friend who lives up that way.  When I heard about their strawberry festival, I decided to drive up.  This farm is waaaaaay off the beaten path.  The drive is gorgeous, just farm after farm.  Unfortunately I got there just as they were [...]

Reppert’s Candy

Founded in 1945, Reppert’s Candy in Oley, Berks County, is a Philadelphia area tradition. I was first introduced to Reppert’s at the Farmer’s Daughter but I’d never tried it till I was driving through Oley on my way to visit Prout’s one sunny afternoon in June and I spotted the sign. I decided chocolate was [...]

Pasture’s Pride Natural Meats

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Pasture’s Pride is a farm in Kutztown, Berks County, that specializes in natural, pasture raised meats.  I ordered a batch of 10 chickens that I picked up last September, and I am keeping them in mind for beef when we run out of our current supply.   I drove out to Kutztown one foggy fall [...]

Wholesome Dairy Farms

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Wholesome Dairy Farms in Douglassville, Berks County, specializes in raw milk and beef (both from their pasture grazed Ayrshire cows.)  They also sell homemade yogurt and cheese.  I love driving down the narrow, winding road to this farm and seeing the cows contentedly grazing on acres of fresh green grass. I travel to Wholesome Dairy [...]