April Harvest Update

Harvest Update

From The Masonic Village Farm Market
-Glass bottled milk and ice cream from Trickling Springs Creamery are now available in the store
- The Orchard View Cafe will be having a grand opening on May 22nd and 23rd. Featured items will include hand-dipped ice cream from Trickling Springs Creamery, milkshakes, floats, hot sandwiches, and soups.
-Check out our new, revamped farm market website at mvfarmmarket.com, featuring online ordering and shipping anywhere in the USA.
-Pansies, Primrose, early veggie transplants, and perennials are now available. Bedding plants are set to arrive at the end of April.
-Southern Strawberries, Vegetables (Buy one get one Free), and homegrown apples are all available in the store.

New From our Culinary Team:
-Homemade potato chips in Mesquite BBQ and Ranch flavors

Lunch Items:
Lunch deal: hot dog, potato chips, and a turkey hill iced tea for $2.49
-Hot Dogs
-Hot Soups
-Home Made Chicken Corn Soup to Benefit the Children's Dyslexia Center of Lancaster

Beef Sales:
-Beef Roasts Buy One Get One Free
-Masonic Village Premium Dry Aged Beef Steak Patties (Hamburgers)
Buy 2 Get 1 Free

*all harvest dates and availabilities are approximate and subject to change

Notes From the Orchard

I don't know about you, but I am currently willing to do just about anything for some fresh produce. Today, I left "broccoli" on my plate at lunch, and that is coming from the kid who can put away a pot full of it at the dinner table. Spring is finally here, though, and that means fresh fruits and veggies after a long winter of wilted spinach and crunchy strawberries.

Unfortunately, during the summer I will be studying abroad in Cyprus. This is surely not an unfortunate event in terms of the experience, however it does mean that I'll be missing strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, and cherry season at the farm. Here's to hoping - yet doubting - that I can find produce in the Mediterranean which is just as delicious.

Luckily for all of you (assuming you don't have plans to climb into my suitcase), spring means that local produce will finally be available at the farm market, and the ground is about ready for some flowering decorations. I'll share my big 'ol list of harvest seasons so you can all become as excited as I am for soft-strawberry-crisp-lettuce-firm-apple-sweet-cherry-juicy-berry- ripe-everything season. Excuse me for my upper-level horticultural jargon.

PS. Top secret insider tip: The peanut butter ice cream is extremely dangerous. I can't stop eating this amazing stuff.

The Big 'Ol List of (approximate) Harvest Seasons

April - Perennial Planters, Southern Strawberries, Local Spinach (end of the month), Southern Tomatoes, Asparagus

May - Herbs, Local Lettuces, everything from April

June - Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Strawberries, Cherries, Cucumbers, Kreider's Tomatoes

July - Peaches, Plums, Raspberries, Blueberries, Lopes, Melons, Summer Squash, Sweet Corn, Green Beans, Beets, Radishes, Washington Boro Tomatoes

Enjoy the April showers. Just think, at least it's not snow!


General Information

Directions: Located on the grounds of the Masonic Village, 310 Eden View Road, Elizabethtown Pa, 17022
(717) 361-4520

Spring Store Hours
Monday-Saturday: 8-5
Sunday: Closed
(Sunday hours begin in June)

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