Weaver’s Orchard Farm Market & Pick-Your-Own Farm
A destination for homegrown produce & events near Reading & Lancaster County
Weaver’s Orchard Farm Market is nestled in the scenic hills of Berks County, just 15 minutes south of Reading, Pa.
Today at Weaver’s Orchard
The Ice Cream Deck just opened!
Our farm market is open Monday-Saturday. Stop by Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Find fresh produce, our own homegrown asparagus, apples, greens, tomatoes and more when browsing our produce selection. Order sandwiches and cold cuts from our deli and select locally raised free-range meats and locally made and sourced artisan cheeses. Don’t forget to pick up a gallon of our award-winning apple cider!
Our orchard offers pick-your-own apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, kiwiberries, peaches, pears, plums, pumpkins, raspberries and the season starts in the end of May with strawberries. We use an Integrated Pest Management approach with our farming practices that employs many preventative and organic methods to ensure that our crops and our land remain healthy.
Experience our farm through:
- Read & Pick Story Time (June-August)
- Free Cooking Classes (June-August)
- Educational field trips
- Family-friendly festivals & events (April, May, September, October)
What's one of the best things that can happen to an adventurous home cook? Discovering a new favorite meal and living far away from the restaurant that makes it! Last week, Sheri Karan from Blind Spot Nutbutters shared how she enjoyed a grilled cheese-and-tomato sandwich that transcended every other grilled cheese experience. The restaurant that made it was far from her home in York, Pennsylvania, but she couldn't stop craving that sandwich she'd enjoyed there. To replicate the sandwich, she needed the perfect mustard, so she began grinding her own! I've never ground my own mustard, but I have figured out how to make my own empanadas after tasting them during a going-away lunch when I was moving from Chicago to Geigertown. For my sister Rachel VanDuzer of Rachel's Farm Table, taquitos--those miniature fried tacos-- are one of the favorite meals she has discovered and learned to make at home. "We always get them at Read More...
Sheri Karan of York describes herself as a "do-it-yourself" kind of person. For years, she has not only made her own bread, but also used a flour mill to grind grain into flour for that bread. She likes to grind things. She's been making her own nut butters for years because she loves peanut butter and other nut butters so much. It turned out her do-it-yourself spirit has come in handy. Sheri had been a daycare provider for 15 years, running a daycare out of her home. She raised "hundreds of kids over the years." Then, in 2012, her husband Troy was diagnosed with Stargardt's Disease, which has damaged his retinas and caused blind spots in one eye and substantial vision loss in the other eye. Sheri and Troy's worlds changed. They had to adjust to a "new normal," she says. Soon, Troy had to stop working. As they brainstormed about their future, Troy suggested, "Why don't Read More...
As of last week all the trees are finally in the ground. This always gives my husband a great sense of satisfaction to cross that off his list. Our children have been relishing the warmer weather and all the activity that’s kicking up around the farm. The children were so excited when the bees arrived a few weeks ago just in time to pollinate the opening blossoms. The five year old was not so excited, however, to have a giant bumble bee buzz in his ear-- it took us a while to convince him that it was not taking up residence in there. This year’s blooms were breathtaking. However, as always I did not get the amount of pictures that I wanted. Spring has to be the fastest season. You blink and it’s gone. The trees bloom and they are done in a flash. Just like children, you blink and they’ve grown up. Speaking Read More...