Northampton County Open Gate Farm Tour 2015
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When (Date/Time)October 10, 2015 1:00 PM to October 11, 2015 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.
Amore Farms (1)
7054 Beth Bath Pike
Bath, PA 18014
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.
The farm is two miles north of Route 22 on Route 512.
Apple Blossom Village (2)
690 Allegheny Road
Mt. Bethel, PA 18343
Family-fun farm located in Mt. Bethel, PA. Apple Blossom Village offers wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, a 5-acre corn maze, pony rides, train rides and a petting farm. New this year they offer Equestrian riding with lessons and trial rides, public and private. Each weekend beginning September 26th through the end of October they will offer different events. Indoors you will find a gigantic kids play place complete with balls, tubes and slides along with their miniature carousel and Ferris wheel. Apple Blossom Village is a perfect for all day family fun. Learn about the anatomy of a horse and have an introduction to Horseback riding, get up close and personal with the horses. Also get to see drill team performances throughout the day!
Take 33 N to Tatamy Interchange. Make a right and go through 5 stoplights through Martins Careek. Follow 611 N for 7.5 miles and turn right onto Stone Church Drive Follow 1.4 miles to stop sign and make left onto Allegheny Road and Apple Blossom is on the right.
Baarda Farm (3)
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 harvest 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 20 miles. The farm will be on your right. The river will be on your left.
Burnside Plantation (4)
1461 Schoenersville Road
Bethlehem, PA 18018
This restored historic farm was established in 1748 by James and Mary Burnside, both Moravians. 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 historic farms, colonial cooking demonstrations and colonial games and crafts.
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 11th
Clear Spring Farm (5)
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. They will offer walking tours of the farm to the pumpkin patch. They have three high tunnel greenhouses for season extension of their products. You will be able to check out the high tunnels where they will be starting their strawberries for early picking. 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.
Easton Urban Farm (6)
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 local food banks. They will have tours, a farm animal petting zoo, vermicomposting demonstrations and more! They will also have worm bins and gourds to make bird houses for a fee.
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.
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. 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.
Klein Farms (8)
410 Klein Road
Easton, PA 18040
Klein Farms is a working dairy where they have an onsite store, selling their own raw milk, cheeses, and yogurt. Barn and Creamery tours will run throughout the day, visit the farm animals, free corn maze and enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Music provided both days near the Barn.
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.
Point Phillip Perennials (9)
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.
Purple Haze Alpacas (10)
790 Slate Belt Boulevard
Bangor, PA 18013
Are in their 17th 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.
Raub's Farm Market (11)
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 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 more for sale. Duringthe corn maze they offer free events and concerts. This year enjoy Inch and the Echoes on Saturday, October 10 from 1-4 and on Sunday, October 11 they will be having their annual craft/vendor event from 11:00-3:00
From Hamilton Blvd/US 222 S merge onto I78 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.
Seiple Farms (12)
5761 Nor-Bath Boulevard
Bath, PA 18014
Seiple Farms is a fifth generation farm celebrating over 120 years. You can take a hayride out to their 33-acre pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and more. They have farm animals, a corn maze with 2.5 miles of walking paths, a haunted barn, pony rides, amusement rides, and concession stands. They also offer week-day field trips.
From Route 22 take Airport Road (north exit) about five miles to Route 329 (west) aka Nor-Bath Boulevard. They are 1/4 mile on the right side.
Spring Valley Farms (13)
750 Mount Pleasant Road
Bangor PA 18013
Spring Valley is a preserved dairy farm with a new 84-cow free-stall barn and a double-six milking parlor. Farm grown corn and hay are fed to the dairy herd. Their own ice cream at the sundae bar will be 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. Visit the booth on animal nutrition and farm safety. 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.
Stouts Valley Farms (14)
1595 Raubsville Rd
Easton, PA 18042
Stouts Valley Farm is a family owned and operated farm. Primarily vegetables are produced throughout the summer and sold both wholesale and retail. Fall brings a shift to pumpkins, fall hayrides and a corn maze and also their commercial cabbage operation. Refreshments and fresh homemade pies will be available and the farm stand and pumpkin field will be open.
From I78 exit 67, take 412 towards Hellertown. Immediately after the 78 interchange make a left on Cherry Lane. Go approximately a 1/4 mile to a stop sign and make a left on Easton Road. Follow Easton road 5.5 miles and farm is on the right. 2 large grey metal buildings. From route 611 in Raubsville, take Raubsville road approximately 4 miles and farm is on the left.
Tolino Vineyards (15)
280 Mount Pleasant Road
Bangor PA 18013
Tolino Vineyards is a nine and a half acre vineyard that produces grapes to make award winning wine. Grape varieties include Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Grigio. The grapes are hand harvested and processed immediately to preserve quality. There will be wine tasting on site, wagon tours of the vineyard at 2:00 p.m. &4:00 p.m., a small craft tent for children and a pollination display.
Take Route 22 or I-78 to 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 6.5 miles. Take a sharp right-hand turn on Ackermanville Road. Travel for a 1/2 mile, merge right on Flicksville Road. At the second stop sign take a right on Lower South Main Street and a quick left onto Mount Pleasant Road.
Z Arch Barn Farm (16)
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 and 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 Road 1/2 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.
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.