Real Farms • Real Food
2020 Dates to be announced
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
• 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
2019 Tour Stops
2020 Tour stops to be announced
|5:30 am||How Milk’s Made: If you wake up with the roosters, you can see cows being milked at our neighbor Aaron Lantz’s organic farm, then enjoy a country breakfast in the Lantz kitchen.|
|7:45 am||Meet & Greet: Bird-in-Hand owners John and Myrna Smucker will welcome you. John will serve as your personal tour guide.|
|8:15 am||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.|
|9:15 am||Living Naturally: Visit Christ Miller’s Natural Health Food Store, next door to his organic family farm, then shop for some goodies to take home.|
|10:00 am||Free-range Food: We’ll visit Leroy Miller, an Amish farmer, and get insight into grass-fed meats as well as poultry, vegetables and organic dairy products.|
|10:45 am||Veggies on the Vine: Amish farmer Ephraim Huyard will show us how he grows the sugar snap peas and grape tomatoes that we serve at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord, and we’ll visit his strawberry patch.|
|11:30 am||Dairy with a Difference: At Oasis of Bird-in-Hand, a Real Live Food cooperative of Amish farmers, we’ll learn about the benefits of milk from grass-fed cows, look at their processing facility and take time to shop in their store.|
|12:15 pm||Grown Local Luncheon: You’ve seen where it’s grown. Now taste the fresh difference.|
|1:45 pm||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, including our showcase flavor, Orange Sunrise Swirl.|
Times are approximate.
Space is limited so reserve early.
Call (800) 914-2473 to reserve your stay. For more information on the Village Inn & Suites, click here. Walking is required for these tours.
Requires $200 deposit to reserve your tour (refundable up to two weeks prior to event). Includes two-night stay in a standard room or junior suite (double occupancy, based on availability; ask about upgrades to a larger suite), the farm tour, luncheon, a welcome market basket, daily deluxe continental breakfasts for two and a dinner for two at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord. Taxes not included.
2695 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand