Fruit at Its Finest
Welcome to our orchard. We hope you come to love the fruit of this land as much as we do. From the first sweet cherry to appear in June to the last Winesap apple to close the season, we want you to count on us to provide you with produce of the highest quality. In fact, that's been our mission since these barn doors first opened in the 1930's. If you live in the central Pennsylvania area, do stop by, say hi, and get yourself a juicy peach or two.
If you're a local Dutchman, you may know the name "Andrew Seyfert"; if not, let us aquaint you. He grew up milking cows in that good ol' red barn converted into our fruit stand. Born in the 1890's, the eldest of three boys, determined, and possessing a bit of a risk taking streak, he traveled to Iowa with some local fellows to find his future wife.
What we grow, what we offer, and what to do
What We Grow
At Seyfert Orchards, we grow our own sweet cherries, sour cherries, plums, peaches, pears, and apples. You will find a mix of the tried and true varieties of fruit that have been with us for decades, as well as new ones we have added. Montmorency sour cherries, Sugar Plums, Red Haven peaches, Bartlett pears, and Winesap apples likely have passed through your grandmother's kitchen and continue to pass through ours. While staying loyal to our roots, we have added newer varieties such as Gala, Sun Crisp, and Honey Crisp apples.
What We Offer
OUR PRODUCE STAND
In addition to the fruit we raise, we offer our customers an array of produce and specialty food items. You will find vegetables, sweet corn, melons, and various other fruits. Our shelves are stocked with locally made sauerkraut, chow-chow, salad dressings, and jams. We also have a variety of dips, seasoned salt, dried fruits, juices, and seasonal apple snitz and cider. Each year, we find new items to sell at the farm stand, and it is our pleasure to partner with other farmers and small businesses to bring you quality food and produce.
What To Do
Be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, August 8, 2020 to buy homemade peach crisp and peach pies. This is a much scaled down alternative to Peach Fest which we plan to bring back on August 7 of 2021. For Peach Fest 2021, the day features homemade peach crisp (made by the Seyfert girls using their great grandmother's recipe), sundaes, milkshakes, a baked good stand, music, and The Tomato Pie food trailer. We will also bring you music and dancing from The Celtic Martin's. Customers have requested festival t-shirts, and we also plan to sell those in 2021. In addition to the Peach Fest, we offer an autumn baked good sale in October of homemade apple crisp, apple dumplings, pies, and other homemade goodies.
Vary by Season (call 717.272.2966)
Mon: 9:00 am - 6pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 6pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 6pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 6pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 6pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 3pm
We are opening on June 4 for the 2020 fruit season! Look forward to seeing you!