Harvest Tour


Tour the farms • Taste the harvest

2018 dates to be announced.

FarmFresh-1680x896 Feed your mind and delight your palate as you visit local Lancaster County farms, learn about their unique operations and sample the fruits of their labors. John Smucker is your host for this tour, which includes stops at five different farms and a dairy co-op, as well as a flavorful luncheon featuring fresh, locally grown foods. It’s the ultimate farm-to-fork experience!

  • The time is ripe: Watch our friends at Kauffman’s Fruit Farm & Market make apple butter and cider – then savor samples and shop for goodies to take home.
  • Goat cheese, please: Amish farmer Amos Miller at Misty Creek Goat Dairy will demonstrate how to make goat cheese – and share samples. You can shop for goat’s milk soaps and lotions, too.
  • Lancaster County camels: At Miller’s Organic Farm, Sam Miller will show us his camels and talk about the potential health benefits of camel milk, which is naturally homogenized and easily digestible.
  • Local luncheon: Enjoy locally grown foods at the Village Inn & Suites.
  • Free-range food: At Oasis of Bird-in-Hand, a Real Live Food cooperative of Amish Farmers, learn about the benefits of milk from grass-fed cows and taste the difference.
  • Tea time: Tour the Menno Tea mint fields, with six varieties of fragrant mint, and learn the secrets of their popular brew.
  • From patch to pie: See how Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe makes our famous pies with home-grown pumpkins – and taste the results. You can even try our handcrafted pumpkin ice cream with pieces of homemade pie crust.
  • The Harvest Tour package includes a two-night stay for two in a standard room or junior suite at the Village Inn & Suites, daily deluxe continental breakfasts for two at the Inn or a voucher for the Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe, dinner for two at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord, plus a market basket filled with local foods. We’ll be doing some walking, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

    Space is limited, so reserve early! Call (717) 768-8271 to reserve your stay.

    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. Tour schedule subject to change.