Shadybrook Farm of Yardley PA
If you’re looking for a fun, family adventure, why not visit Shady Brook Farm
in Yardley Pennsylvania
? Situated in Bucks County, this is one of the few remaining working farms and a thriving Yardley business
Pick Your Own Crops
You can take this opportunity to pick crops yourself, allowing you to choose the freshest and most flavorful produce. It’s a great activity for teaching kids what goes into producing the food we eat, and that it doesn’t magically appear at the grocery store.
Special Events and Festivals
Shady Brook Farm also hosts several fun events throughout the year. These are typically very well attended, and feature live music along with a host of activities. Be sure to check the farm’s website for more information.
The Farm Market
If you’re not into picking your own produce, you can still have easy access to fresh fruits and veggies by going to the farm market. The market is open all year to allow you to get your farm-fresh produce fix without going to too much effort.
Their deli allows you to source a variety of specialty foods locally. Try out Uncle Dave’s Homemade Ice Cream for an exciting new flavor experience. Rose Banks Farm, a local wine producer, also sells their wares there.
And if you need a special gift, have the deli put together a gorgeous gift basket for you.
The on-site garden and nursery have everything you need for smaller-scale farming. They feature a wide range of plants, soils, and gardening supplies.
The History of the Farm
T. Herman Fleming founded the farm in 1913, in Andalusia. It was a wholesale farm and grew mostly celery, radishes, beets, and spinach. Herman died in 1946 and his son, Edward, took over. Edward’s sons also helped out on the family farm.
In 1960, the farm moved to its present location and adapted its wholesale produce roster to include other greens, parsnips, turnips, and parsley, and they stopped planting beets and celery.
The Flemings purchased more land in 1968 and 1982. It wasn’t until 1984 that the farm decided to test the waters with the “pick your own crops” experiment, and they started with strawberries. The program was a success, and they followed it up the next year by opening the farm market.
1992 saw the advent of the annual Hayride of Horror, a popular Halloween fright fest that brought even more visitors to the farm. It was so successful that Shady Brook decided to add a yearly Easter Egg Hunt, a Corn Maze, and festive light shows during the holidays.
The Family Today
This is the fourth generation to farm this land. The family is proud of its legacy and wants to preserve and promote the concept of family farming. Shady Brook strives to introduce the joys of farming to the younger generation.
The family also wants to promote a healthier way of life, emphasizing the importance of fresh produce as well as clean and healthy country hair.
Shady Brook Farm is a fun day out for the whole family, all year long. It gives you a chance to get outside and provides a fun element of environmental education for children.
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