Northampton County Open Gate Farm Tour 2016
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When (Date/Time)October 8, 2016 1:00 PM to October 9, 2016 5:00 PM
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This is a free event and registration is not required.
Participating farms include:
Look for the number on the sign that coincides with the number listed below.
Baarda Farms (1)
1566 River Road
Mount Bethel, PA 18343
Baarda Farm is a 20-acre fruit and vegetable farm that makes, presses, and sells apple cider and vinegar. Never wasting anything, they sell brown eggs with over 200 chickens that are corn-fed and given greens from veggies that stop producing. They are also growing shiitake mushrooms and have their own bees and a beekeeper that harvests their own raw honey. Hands-on picking and harvesting their own vegetables, collecting eggs and washing apples. There will be walking tours to showcase their fields, high tunnels, cider house, and use of gutters to grow crops. Product samples will be available.
From Route 512, take Route 611 north toward Portland. Take the last exit before crossing the bridge to New Jersey. At the stop sign, make a right turn over train tracks onto River Road. Follow for 6 miles. The farm will be on your right. The river will be on your left.
Apple Blossom Village (2)-
Our Apologies, due to uncontrollable circumstances Apple Blossom Village will not be on the tour this weekend. 690 Allegheny Road Mt. Bethel, PA 18343
Elvern Farms (3)
Mt Bethel, PA 18343
Elvern Farms is a 70-acre fruit and vegetable farm, producing apples, peaches, sweet corn, pumpkins and cider. They recently became a Pennsylvania Winery and Cidery and are producing hard ciders for the wholesale market including local taverns and restaurants and professional baseball stadiums such as Citizens Bank Park, Reading Phillies, The Iron Pigs and Scranton Railriders. Visitors can see the cider mill in operation and tour the cidery, while learning about the process of making cider from growing the fruit to processing it into fresh apple cider, hard cider and apple cider vinegar. They have a sampling room on the farm and hayrides available around the farm with a view of the Delaware Water Gap.
Located on Orchard Road in Mount Bethel, PA one mile west of Route 611 and one mile East of Route 512.
Purple Haze Alpacas (4)
790 Slate Belt Boulevard
Bangor, PA 18013
In their 18th year, Purple Haze Alpacas has strived for the finest quality alpacas and best bloodlines in the Northeast with blue ribbons and championships to prove it. Best 100 percent fiber and yarn, sweaters, hats, socks, shawls, etc. There will be a live music both days and refreshments. Spinning demonstrations will take place. Arlene and Marcel will answer questions about benefits of starting with good quality alpacas. Feed the alpacas.
They are one block off Route 512 between Bangor and Pen Argyl. At the light by Blue Valley Diner, turn on Bangor Junction Road. Go one block and turn right on Slate Belt Boulevard. The farm is on the left across from the Slate Belt Nursing Home.
Tolino Vinyards and Winery (5)
280 Mount Pleasant Road
Bangor, PA 18013
Tolino Vineyards is a 10-acre vineyard and winery that grows five varieties of grapes that are used to make award winning wine. The grapes are hand harvested and processed on site immediately to preserve the natural flavors in the wine.
Visitors to the winery can enjoy a wine tasting where they can taste and learn about the different kinds of wine made at Tolino. Wine is available for purchase by the bottle or the glass and can be enjoyed inside in the tank room or outside at the picnic tables while enjoying a picnic. They will offer wagon tours of the vineyard at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Crafts for kids will be available all day. The James Supra Blues Band will perform on Saturday from 2-5 and Christina Lenway will perform on Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
From Route 22 or I-78 take Route 33 north to the Route 191 Bangor/Stockertown exit. Turn right at the end of the ramp, left at the light. Follow Route 191 north for 7 miles (If you pass the elementary school you have gone too far). Take a slight right onto Flicksville Rd. At the second stop sign take a right onto Lower South Main St. and a very quick left onto Mount Pleasant Rd. Enjoy the view of the vines as you travel up the hill to the entrance on the left.
Spring Valley Farms (6)
750 Mount Pleasant Road
Bangor, PA 18013
Spring Valley is a preserved dairy farm with a 84-cow free-stall barn and a double-six milking parlor. See the new addition to the barn for the young stock. Farm grown corn and hay are fed to the dairy herd. Enjoy an ice cream and sundae bar available for sale. They will tell the story of where milk comes from, complete with handouts for children and adults. There will be a Fall Harvest Surprise -- an educational event for all ages, along with special events throughout the day. See their new environmentally-friendly manure handling system.
From Route 191 head east on Flicksville Road. Continue onto Mount Pleasant Road. The farm is on the right. From Route 611 head west on Upper Little Creek Road. Continue onto Mount Pleasant Road. The farm is on the left.
Juniperdale Farms (7)
1015 Browntown Road
Nazareth, PA 18064
Juniperdale Farms is a 20-acre fruit and vegetable farm with a variety of field crops. This is a family farm run by Brian and Eva Fulmer with their children, nieces, nephews and other family members run the operation. They have a high tunnel to start selling vegetables earlier in the season and a few beef animals. During strawberry season they have a pick-your-own strawberry patch. In fall, they offer pick-your-own pumpkins and free hayrides to the patch.
The nearest highway is Route 33. If coming from Route 22 or I-78, take Route 33 north to the Belfast exit, keep bearing to the right. When you come to a four-way stop, turn left and go about 1/2 mile. Turn right on Fulmer Road. From I-80, take Route 33 south to Route 512 exit. Take left on Route 512 to light and take a right. Proceed two miles and turn left on Fulmer Road.
Point Phillip Perennials (8)
2764 West Scenic Drive
Danielsville, PA 18038
Point Phillip Perennials has two acres of gardens composed of many unusual plants, perennials, trees, and shrubs. Guided garden walks will be given throughout the day with an emphasis on late season care of plants. Many very rare and unusual plants will be discussed.
From Klecknersville, turn on Point Phillip Road and make an immediate left on Delps Road. Go to stop sign at bottom of hill and turn left on West Scenic Drive. Pass two houses and turn into parking with large garden flag.
Nazareth, PA 18064
Equi-librium is an 18+ acre farm with a Therapeutic Horsemanship Center. They are staffed with 15 horses who provide equine therapy through 6 part-time instructors and 200 volunteers to more than 100 individuals with special needs on a weekly basis. On October 8th they will be holding their 2nd Annual Participant Horse Show and Open House. Come watch their participants compete in Equitation, Horsemanship, Trail, Keyhole race, Carriage driving and obstacle game (Horse Show is ONLY Saturday, October 8th).
They will be offering children’s activities, refreshments, a raffle with great prizes and tours of their facility and their Equine Sensory Trail, which traverses their property and offers sensory experiences along the way.
Take 33 to the Belfast Exit; go West on Henry Road. When Henry Road meets Jacobsburg Road, turn left and follow to the intersection at Rose Inn Avenue. Turn right on Rose Inn, and at the next cross street, turn right on Fehr Road. The entrance gate to the farm is just ahead on your right.
Clear Spring Farm (10)
206 Garr Road
Easton, PA 18040
Clear Spring Farm is a 23-acre vegetable and pumpkin farm. They have been running a CSA (community supported agriculture) for ten years, which runs for 20 weeks during the growing season. They have two high tunnel greenhouses for season extension of their products and a small heated greenhouse which they use to grow their own transplants. You will be able to learn and check out the high tunnels, greenhouses and learn more about their share programs. They also have a farm stand on site.
Follow Uhler Road toward Martins Creek, past Forks Equipment. Take the next left onto Ayers Road (sign), bear two hard rights. The farm is on the left.
Z Arch Barn Farm (11)
10 Klein Road
Easton, PA 18040
Z Arch Barn Farm is a small Christmas tree farm. They also raise reindeer. They are open seasonally for Christmas tree, wreath sales, and photos with Santa. Tour their unique bank barn, visit reindeer, walk their tree fields, and enjoy a great view of the countryside. Reindeer facts will be available and questions are always welcome.
From the intersection at Sullivan Trail and Uhler Road near Braden Airport in Forks Township, go east on Uhler Road1/2 mile to the traffic light. Turn left at light on Kesslersville Road. Go 1/2 mile to Klein Road. Turn right, go approximately one mile. The farm is on the right.
Klein Farms Dairy and Creamery (12)
410 Klein Road
Easton, PA 18040
Klein Farms features their new farm market building, Klein's Dairy Store, along with their new venture Happy Holstein Ice Cream. Visitors can visit the Dairy Store to sample and purchase a variety of cheeses and yogurts, all made with the milk from their own herd of Holstein cows. Tours will be available of the barns and creamery where product is made. Goats, sheep, mules, and other farm animals love to be visited. Educational displays will be available explaining information about milk. Music and food available both days.
From Braden Airport in Forks Township, go east on Uhler Road. Go 1/2 mile to traffic light, turn north on Kesslersville Road. Go 1/2 mile; first right to Klein Road.
Raub's Farm Market (13)
1459 Tatamy Road
Easton, PA 18045
The Raub family has been farming in Palmer Township since 1918. Their store offers a wide variety of farm fresh fruits and vegetables along with a variety of homemade canned goods, sugar free jams made with stevia and baked goods. You can also find quilted potholders, soy candles, handmade soaps and corn filled heating and cooling bags. Enjoy their 14-acre corn maze, hayrides and pumpkin patch; they also have mums, gourds, apples, apple cider and so much for for sale. During the corn maze they offer free events and concerts. This year enjoy The Hometown Boyz on Saturday, October 8 from 1-4 p.m.
From Hamilton Blvd/US 222 S merge onto I-78 E via the ramp on the left toward Bethlehem/Quakertown, merge onto PA-33 N via exit 71 toward US22/Stroudsburg, take the new Tatamy Exit and go East to Tatamy. At traffic light turn right onto 8th street, 8th street turns into Tatamy Rd (Palmer Township). Farm Market is on the left.
LaFarm - the Lafayette College Working Farm (14)
Easton, PA 18040
LaFarm ia a 2-acre mixed vegetable farm that is operated, off the grid, by the LaFarm manager and students of Lafayette College. LaFarm is a living demonstration garden of efficient, small-scale agriculture that operates as part of the Lafayette College Sustainable Food Loop, where they grow food for dining services and for donation to the city of Easton. In addition LaFarm composts food waste from college dining services to rebuild nutrients and soil structure at LaFarm. While visiting LaFarm you will see a demonstration of a student built, solar powered, gravity irrigation system and off-grid portable water, ozone filtration system. A top bar bee hive and naturalized, native swale will also be toured. Come see what goes in to making a healthy, small-scale educational farm.
LaFarm is located 3 miles north of the main Lafayette College campus in Easton. LaFarm is located on Sullivan Trail in Forks Township, just south of the Braden Airpark and north of West Newlins Road.
Easton Urban Farm (15)
902 Philadelphia Road
Easton, PA 18042
Previously known as 'The South Side Community Gardens,' it was transformed into an Urban Farm in 2012 in partnership with the City of Easton, West Ward Neighborhood Partnership, Penn State Master Gardener program, Easton Area Neighborhood Center and neighborhood volunteers. “The urban farm” serves as an education center for area residents and holds a weekly summer garden camp for children ages 7 through 12. Vegetables, herbs and flowers are grown and donated to the “Veggie Van” and 11 local food pantries. Families are invited to go on a scavenger hunt through the Farm to find good bugs, unusual crops and other interesting farm sights.
From I-78 East, take Exit 75 toward PA-611/Easton. Turn left onto Morgan Hill Road for 1/3 mile. Continue on to Philadelphia Road for 500 feet. The Easton Urban Farm will be on your right, situated behind the Easton Area Neighborhood Center.
Burnside Plantation (16)
1461 Schoenersville Road
Bethlehem, PA 18018
This restored historic farm was established in 1748 as the first privately owned home of the Bethlehem Moravians named James and Mary Burnside. Operated by Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites, the plantation features the original farmhouse, barns, and farm buildings dating to the mid-1800s, and one of only two operating horse-powered wheels in the country.There will be guided tours of the farmhouse and barn plus activities: colonial cooking demonstrations, colonial games and crafts, and more!
From Route 22, take Route 378 south to 8th Avenue north. At the stop light at 8th Avenue and Eaton Avenue, turn right. Proceed through the next stop light (Schoenersville Road); Burnside is at the bottom of the hill. Look for the blue sign marking the driveway. ONLY Sunday October 9th
Amore Farms, Greenhouses, Vineyards and Winery (17)
7054 Beth Bath Pike
Bath, PA 18014
Amore Farms, Greenhouses, Vineyards & Winery is a diverse agricultural operation. Home-grown fruits and vegetables, greenhouse plants, hardy mums, pumpkins, hayrides, wine tours and tastings are featured at this farm. Learn historical and farm facts in the puzzle woods maze, solve brain teasers in the corn maze, enjoy pumpkin picking, and wine tasting. Wine making questions will be discussed.
The farm is two miles north of Route 22 on Route 512.
Unangst Tree Farms, LLC (18)
7300 Bethlehem-Bath Pike
Bath, PA 18014
Unangst Tree Farms, LLC is a sixth generation preserved farm specializing in creating family memories while remaining true to the farming experience. Take a hayride to the large corn maze where you can test your sense of direction as you find all the clues to solve the maze game. Once you successfully complete the maze, enter your name into the gift card drawing. Our one-acre honeybee theme corn maze is perfect for those little feet that cannot travel far. Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick your perfect pumpkin off the vine. You’ll be amazed at the vast variety of pumpkins, squash and gourds. Children love to play in the corn building, feed the animals and take a pony ride. Before you leave browse our Farm Market as you gather all your fall decorations. Farm History Presentations will be given at 1PM and 4PM on both days.
Take Route 22 to Route 512. Travel 2.7 miles north on 512 until you go over the railroad tracks. The farm will be on your right.
Seiple Farms (19)
5761 Nor-Bath Boulevard
Bath, PA 18014
We are a 5th generation Farm celebrating over 125 years as a family farm! We have a free hayride to and from our 33-acre Pumpkin Patch, for you to pick many different varieties and sizes of pumpkins, gourds, squash, Indian corn and more. We also have farm animals to visit with, a corn maze with a three mile walking path, pony rides, amusement rides, concession stands, and decorated fall scenery to take pictures. We also offer weekday field trips. They also offer week-day field trips.
From Route 22 take Airport Road (north exit) about five miles to Route 329 (west) (also known as Nor-Bath Boulevard). They are 1/4 mile on the right side.
The Open Gate Farm Tour is part of Penn State Extension's program in Northampton County. For more information on this and other programs, contact us at 610-746-1970.