Fresh is Best – and it doesn’t get any fresher than this!
Fresh produce is abundant in Lancaster County. If you drove out here, now’s your chance to load the car with beautiful fresh produce to take back home! Since moving to Lancaster County, we’ve learned: the best prices are off the beaten path. So, with that in mind – let’s take a little trip to some fabulous farm stands.
Driving Tour of Lancaster County Farm Stands.
When you leave Carriage Corner, head straight down the Old Philadelphia Pike to Kauffman’s Fruit Farm & Market. Purchase a half bushel bag and fill it from the ‘seconds’ apple bins out front. Growing in Kauffman’s orchards are varieties of apples I’ve never heard of. We use a mixture of them in the applesauce we serve during breakfast. Kauffman’s is a one of a kind shopping adventure that you’ll want to experience for yourself.
Old Homestead Farm is a 60 acre farm that grows a wide variety of fruits and vegetables which is sold not only at their farmstand, but they also are at several farmer’s markets and offer a CSA box. They also have pick your own strawberries, but you’ll have to come back in the Spring for those. The farmstand is located at 361 Hartman Bridge Road Ronks, PA 17572. They are open year round from 8a – 5p Monday through Saturday.
Lapp’s Farm Market is the next stop on our small tour of Lancaster County Farm Stands. The Market opens each year around May 1, eager to share springtime harvests of onions, asparagus, lettuce, and lots of delicious strawberries. Each Market season ends with winter wreaths, swags, fresh cut Christmas trees, and an assortment of festive holiday decorations. Lapp’s Farm Market is stop #3 on our tour and is located at 1406 Lampeter Road, Lancaster. You can shop Lapp’s Farm Stand Monday – Saturday until 5:30p.
Next up on our tour of lovely, local produce is King’s Fresh Produce. King’s is located in Leola and this is what their website has to say: In the early spring, King’s opens their growing season with homegrown asparagus, onions, and juicy on-location “hothouse” tomatoes. Stop by throughout the summer and feed your family well with plenty of field-to-table varieties that are picked fresh daily including sweet corn, string beans, cantaloupes, watermelon, and much more. The fall season always brings an abundant harvest of colorful mums, pumpkins, and autumn gourds. King’s is open until 6p Monday through Friday and they close at 4 on Saturdays.
Hammond School Farm Market is our next stop. The Hammond School Farm Market is located at 611 Ranck Road, New Holland 17557 and it’s open from 8a to 8p Monday through Saturday. Take advantage and do a little shopping at the end of the day when things have cooled down a bit and lots of other places are closed.
Beiler’s Fruit Farm is located on 897 in the foothills of Welsh Mountain. A beautiful drive this time of the year. Beiler’s is probably my favorite place to stop and get fruit and veg and apple cider. From the beginning of apple harvest season through as late as April, stop by Beiler’s Fruit Farm for their freshly pressed, non-pasteurized apple cider. Beiler’s is open year round, weekdays until 6p and Saturdays until 5.
Reserve your Room
So, pick your favorite room, (mine varies between Log Cabin and Lonestar) book a get away and follow our map to check out these beautiful farm stands as well as other interesting placing to visit in Lancaster County. We are looking forward to meeting you!