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Co.) The Pennsylvania Retail
Fahn Market Association has
announced plans for an Oct 14
educational bus tour of four south
eastern Pennsylvania retail farm
markets that have experienced
The program is designed for any
farm market owner, manager, or
anyone else interested in seeing
and learning from retail farm
market entrepreneurs about what
they are doing to be successful.
The cost for the program is $lO
and it covers bus transportation,
reference materials and lunch. The
program is supported by Penn
State Cooperative Extension.
Registration is required, and is
being accepted on a first-come,
first-serve basis no later than Sept.
Livestock Export Seminar
September 21, 1998
• 6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is offering a
workshop to allow farmers and others to learn what is
involved with exporting dairy cattle and other livestock.
• What export health certificates are required
• How to make arrangements for transportation and
• How to finance export activities
• How to minimize export risks
LOCATION: The Pennsylvania Room in the State Farm Show
Complex Free parking is available.
COST: The seminar is offered free of charge as a cooperative
effort of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the
Pennsylvania All-American Dairy Show.
For more information, contact Leo Dunn or Ron Miller at
717-787-4210, fax 717-787-1858.
PRFMA Announces October Marketing Tour
30. There are no refunds after that
A check should be made pay
able to: Pennsylvania Retail Farm
Registration and payment
should be sent to: PRFMA (Room
104), 4184 Domey Park Road,
Allewntown, PA 18104-5798.
There are three different bus
For those leaving from Harris
burg, meet at the Farm Show Com
plex, Parking Lot J, at 7:15 a.m.
The bus will depart at 7:30 a.m.
For .those leaving from Allen
town, meet at 8:45 a.m. at the
county Agricultural Center park
ing lot, located next to Domey
Park, at 4184 Domey Park Road.
The bus departs at 9 a.m.
For those who live closer to
Lansdalc, join the tour at its first
stop at Merrymcad Farm, located
at 2222 Valley Forge Road (Route
363), between Rt 73 and Morris
For more information, call (610)
While the tour organizers recog
nize that the direct retail markedng
season is still fully underway on
Oct 13, they also recognize the
value in observing such operations
when they are in peak business, as
opposed to getting a post-season
The first stop is to be Merty
tnead Farm, a Pennsylvania Cen
tury Farm with a country farm
market that opened in 1971.
School tours are an important edu
cational and promotional activity
for the operation.
Customers have run of the
buildings at this farm market. In
addition to milk and ice cream, the
Rothenberger family also markets
produce, herbs, hanging baskets,
pumpkins, apples, cider and
Freddy Hill Farms & Fredddy’s
Family Fun Center is the second
stop of the tour. Owned by the
Seipt family, the store operation
opened in 1972, and the fun center
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303 Queen Rd., Gordonville, PA
1.3 Miles South of Intercourse
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, September 12, 1998-A25
was added in 1991. It features
miniature golf, a driving range,
and batting cages, as well as facili
ties for groups of people.
The Seipts also feature an annu
al fall festival, as part of their
marketing calendar. Additionally
the farm serves as host for school
tours, hay rides, pig races and
The next stop is to be Shady
Brook Farm owned by the Fleming
family. It is located just west of
New Jersey, just north of Phildcl
phia, and next to 195.
In addition to growing and sell
ing produce. Shady Brook Farm
also offers some of the most
unique agri-tainment features.
Their birthday party package
includes Moon Bounce, budgsy
the Caterpillar, Pumpkin Typ
hoon, Pony Ride, Bam of Horror,
and Fantasy Trail.
Ollier seasonal entertainment
events include an Easter egg hunt.
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To Use New Tie-Stalls
spacers have needed to be jig-cut impetus for improving the Farm
from 4- - oot by 8-foot sheets and Show has been growing for years,
bolted in 2-foot by 8-foot, and and really started in 1986, when
2-foot by 2-foot sections. Hayes served as chairman of the
Hayes and Grumbine said the House Appropriations Committee.
a spring blossom tour, and an edu
cational garden series.
In Bucks County is the Yerkes’
family retail farm market on their
None Such Farm, the last opera
tion to be visited for the day.
None Such Farm is open from
Fcbruaiy through December. The
multi-generation farm recently
celebrated its 20th anniversary of
having a retail farm market.
They sell asparagus, broccoli,
strawberries, blackberries, cut
flowers, herbs and home-grown
beef, among a wide variety of
Special events include school
tours, hay rides, pick-your-own,
Emphasized during the tour are
to be each operation’s use of mer
chandising, signage, display tech
niques, diversification, store
design and layout, pricing, innova
tive products and ideas, and obsta
cles of the past and to come.
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According to Hayes
and Grumbine, the late
Glen Keene, who was
Secretary Hayes’s ani
mal husbandry profes
sor at Penn State, and
who “never allowed me
to forget it,” was a con
sistant promoter of Pen
and pressured the two to
get work done to
improve the Farm Show
Complex to the point
that it actually reflected
the quality of agricultur
al product being
Keene had specifical
ly suggested some of the
improvements, such as
the refurbishing of the
done last year.
It was Keene and
Grumbine, as co
chairmen of the Key
who to Hayes
years ago looking for
help in purchasing new
tractors for the Com
plex, when it was dis
covered just before a
major livestock show
that the existing equip
ment was no longer cap
able of moving manure.
found its way to approve
some funds to purchase
new tractors, which are
still in operation.
The Maclay Street
front of the building
now has wooden flower
planters used as auto
mobile baracades that
help make better sense
of the parking and serve
not only as flower beds,
but also as support
structure for hanging
has been improved.
Just very recently, the
Small Arena has been
repainted and other
work is ongoing.