EDIBLE HISTORY: Apples & Sweet Potatoes

It has often amazed me that Daniel Weaver started Weaver’s Orchard in 1932, during a worldwide economic depression. It seems like an incredibly plucky thing to do. But then again, the more I get to know farmers, the more I realize how much farming depends on circumstances outside their control, and this makes me believe farmers have a gift for remaining hopeful in uncertain times. Still, I wanted to know more about what farming would have been like in the 1930s in Berks County and the surrounding area, so Ed Weaver let me know that the proceedings of the State … Continue reading EDIBLE HISTORY: Apples & Sweet Potatoes