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Peaches, family traditions and the Voice of the Teller.

Is this your family? Do you plan outings together to spend time, the most valuable commodity, with each other enjoying the farm? That’s why we open our farm. For families like this, and families like yours.

Peaches are HERE! Messina & Autumn Star yellow peaches, Blushing Star white peaches (nearly gone!), Fantasia Nectarines – Make an efficient trip and get ALL THREE!

Summer Apples: ZeStar, an intriguing, spicy little number and Blondee’s, crisp and snappy!

Farm & Winery Open Hours

Pick-Your-Own: Mon-Sat 8AM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM

Farm Market: Mon-Sat 8AM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM

Bakery: Fri-Sat 8AM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM

Winery: Sat 12PM-5PM, Sun 1PM-5PM

Maize Quest: Opening Saturday Sept 4, 2021!

There are 58,000+ photos on my computer. Taken over years, they are a historical, and occasionally hysterical, record of the past.

The family depicted above is one of my favorite guest photos because of what it means. This family organized a trip, synced all their schedules, drive hours from all points away, and met at the farm to pick apples – together.

I remember family dinners when I was a kid, often with my grandparents, grandmother and grand aunt, and occasionally a cousin or two around the table. It was a break from working on the farm, and, though usually late, my Dad would come home just in time for dinner.

The food, the laughter, even the clean-up, games, packing leftovers, and desserts, such as peaches on vanilla ice cream, are all part of the kid experience, part of what makes the family.

These moments are the traditions, the family traditions that are anchor points for family members. Sometimes those moments feel really special, but often, they just feel like “What we do.”

Recently, we’ve worked to get all our older family members together, and chatting and working to capture family stories and memories on video in the voice of the story-teller.

I don’t know how or when or why we might ever use those stories, but I have a feeling I’ll want to see them as I get older. Maybe you have arranged such a storytelling and capturing event, but if you haven’t, consider it.

What family stories do you want to capture in the “voice of the teller?”

We recently got out the 1939 Caterpillar Thresher and had Dad talk about how he used to ride down the chute on the bags of grain as this incredible machine rumbled across the farm in the 1940s.

It was the first of its kind in York County, and now is an antique photo-op in the sunflower festival field. What a different world we live in!

Here’s the crazy part, you likely know someone who was alive at that time and still can tell you the stories and everyday things that were important to him or her at the time.

This weekend, the farm is of course open for you to bring your family, to enjoy the outdoors, the space the fresh air and time together, but even if you can’t make it out to the farm, don’t miss an opportunity to capture a story, a moment in time this weekend.

See you soon on the farm,

Farmer Hugh

Wine Your Way Out 2021 – Sept 10-11 ONLY

Ticketing is LIVE for two nights ONLY. Wander the an abbreviated version of the corn maze and find tasting stations along the pathways from Maple Lawn Winery, Allegro Vineyards & Balla Cloiche – three LOCAL wineries offering very different and interesting local wines.

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