Real Farms • Real Food
May 9 & 16
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
|5:15 a.m.||OPTIONAL 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 return to the Village Inn.|
|7:00 a.m.||Rise, Shine & Dine: Savor a delicious deluxe continental breakfast featuring homemade baked goods, farm-fresh hot selections and more.|
|8:00 a.m.||Meet & Greet: Bird-in-Hand owners John and Myrna Smucker will welcome you. John will serve as your personal tour guide.|
|8:15 a.m.||Get Eggs-cited: At Smucker Farms, you’ll see the cage-free egg operation that produces more than 18 million eggs a year – and take home a complimentary half-dozen.|
|9:00 a.m.||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.|
|9:45 a.m.||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 a.m.||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.|
|11:45 a.m.||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.|
|12:30 p.m.||Grown Local Luncheon: You’ve seen where it’s grown. Now taste the fresh difference.|
|1:45 p.m.||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 50th anniversary flavor, Shoofly Pie ice cream.|
Space is limited so reserve early. Enjoy this package for $475 (plus tax). Extend your stay for only $99 a night (plus tax).
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