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So Much To See, So Much To Do

Every sunrise over the gentle hills of the surrounding farmlands brings a day full of possibility. If you’re looking for events and things to do in Lancaster County, our Bird-in-Hand family of properties offer the perfect place to stay close to everything you want to do. As our Guest, you’re invited to get to know the side of Amish Country we call home, with a complimentary tour of back roads and farmlands. Enjoy a memorable ice cream social with the Smucker family. Test your stamina or cheer on the runners in the Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon. Take a hot air balloon ride or tour The Amish Village. Nearby, you’ll find farmers markets, quilt shops and boutiques, as well as outlet stores, Sight & Sound Theatres, Hersheypark, Dutch Wonderland, the Strasburg Railroad, and more. If you want to know more about events and attractions, explore our website or ask our knowledgeable staff for recommendations.

For a list of places to dine, shop and stay, plus special events and things to do during your visit, check out the Bird-in-Hand Village Map & Guide

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Farm-to-Fork Tour

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Food doesn’t get any more authentic than Bird-in-Hand’s Farm-to-Fork Experience. From milking cows to making ice cream to growing chemical-free produce from seed, you’ll meet Mennonite and Amish farmers and get an intimate view of how Lancaster County’s bounty begins. Our own John Smucker, an eighth-generation farmer, will be your guide on this unforgettable experience, which culminates in a mouth-watering farm-to-fork meal.

The Farm to Fork Experience package includes:
• Two-night stay in the historic Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites
• Tours of local farms and a lunch made with ingredients from our tour – see itinerary below
• Daily deluxe continental breakfasts for two at the Village Inn & Suites or credit at the Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe
• Dinner for two at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord
• Welcome market basket filled with local foods

 

2022 SAMPLE TOUR ITINERARY

Meet & Greet: Bird-in-Hand owners John and Myrna Smucker will welcome you. John will serve as your personal tour guide.

Rise, Shine & Dine: Wake up with the roosters and see cows being milked at our neighbor Aaron Lantz’s organic farm. Then savor a delicious farm-fresh breakfast with the Lantz family in their kitchen.

The Time is Ripe: Take an orchard tour of Kauffman’s Fruit & Farm Market and learn how they produce their apple cider.

Veggies on the Vine: Amish farmer Ephraim Huyard will show us his biological methods of growing plants, and how he grows the chemical-free vegetable plants that we serve at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord, plus we’ll visit his strawberry patch.

Growing Green: Meet Wesley Groff, third-generation farmer of Groff’s Celery and Vegetable Farm, and learn how he grows crops from seed in a chemical-free environment.

Dairy with a Difference: At Oasis Farm Cooperative, we’ll learn about the benefits of milk from grass-fed cows and hear from Leroy Miller, an Amish farmer and Co-op Manager. Get insights into grass-fed meats and organic dairy products, then observe milk processing and cheese production.

Grown Local Luncheon: You’ve seen where it’s grown. Now taste the fresh difference. Receive a market basket of local foods after lunch.

Save Room for Dessert: Our last stop after lunch will be a visit to the Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe, where we make our artisan ice cream – be sure to try our new flavor, Banana Split!

Details

Date:
May 10, 2023
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Website:
https://bird-in-hand.com/experiences/farm-to-fork/

Venue

Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites
2695 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505 United States
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Phone:
(717) 768-1535
Website:
https://bird-in-hand.com/bird-in-hand-village-inn-suites/