If you are looking for truly fresh produce and want to support local farmers then plan to frequent one of Montgomery County’s many farm stands this summer. Plenty of produce, eggs, poultry, flowers, specialty food products and even ice cream can be found at a spot near you. Whether you are interested in the occasional purchase or membership in a CSA (community supported agriculture) the area has lots to offer. Check out some of our picks for great stands in the area.
Maple Acres Farm
2656 Narcissa Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Offering a variety of seasonal vegetables and specialty food products. Pick-your-own zinnias, sunflowers, cockscomb, marigolds, Cosmos, broccoli, tomatoes and many others! More than just a farm stand, visit the farm on the first Saturday each month for a hhayridefarm tour to see how a farm is run and visit the animals. Ask about the flower CSA where you can pay one price up front and get seasonal blooms for weeks. Open daily 8 am to 7 pm. Call ahead at (610) 828-7395 to see what’s in season.
R&J Farm Market
325 Allentown Rd., Souderton, PA 18964
R&J Farm Market is a family run market specializing in homegrown produce and farm raised free range chicken. They also carry locally raised hormone and antibiotic free beef and glass bottled milk. The full sized store is open year-round or you can stop by their roadside wagon located on Route 113 near the Heritage Restaurant. Corn is always plentiful and the farm takes large orders for freezing.
2575 County Line Rd
Telford, PA 18969
Brumbaugh’s features a large covered hay wagon and two greenhouses filled with bedding plants, herbs and hanging baskets. Seasonal produce is available summer and fall in additional to a large selection of cut flowers. Open 9 am to 8 pm.
Frankenfield Farm Market
Corner of Nice and Allentown Roads
Elroy, PA 18964
This small farm is run by the sixth generation to live on and work the farm. They have sweet corn, tomatoes, pumpkins and other vegetables available into the fall. Sweet corn is available beginning in mid-July and can be purchased in bulk – $30/100 ears. Fresh cut flowers too! Open 8 am to 7 pm.
Lodal Creek Farm
14 Wartman Road
Collegeville, PA 19426
This local organic, non-certified farm grows a variety of vegetables, cut flowers, herbs and medicinal plants for processing of oils and teas. They offer a variety of CSA subscription options including eggs, flowers, half and full share vegetables. You can stop by the farm or shop online through their web store to view the share descriptions and place you order. Hours vary so call (970) 988-5506 to plan your visit.
Living Hope Farm
461 Indian Creek Road
Harleysville, PA 19438
Living Hope Farm is non-profit CSA located on 40 acres outside of Harleysville. They grow certified naturally non-GMO, chemical-free produce. Purchased shares also can include eggs and poultry. An indoor public market is open every Tues. and Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. with fresh produce, chicken, eggs, jarred goods, and local vendor items. A limited supply of cukes, tomatoes and squash is available at the roadside wagon stand from 9am-6pm.
Detweiler Homestead Farm
224 Detweiler Road
Sellersville, PA 18960
The stand provides a lot of their own produce but also brings in corn, blueberries and peaches from other local farms. The farm is run by the fourth generation of farmers and follows organic and sustainable farming practices. CSAs are available and follow a less stringent structure than the traditional CSA. For more information visit their CSA info page here. The stand is open Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 6 pm and Sat., 9 am to 3 pm.
Dresher Farm Market
2038 Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA 19025
The Dresher farm stand brings the farm to the suburbs of southeastern Montco with this small but busy stand featuring produce from local suppliers. In addition to produce, they offer specialty food products and wine and hard cider. Local corn too. Open from 11 am to 7 pm.
2222 S. Valley Forge Road
Lansdale, PA 19446
Although known for its dairy, ice cream, cows and great fall festivals, Merrymead is a great place to stop and pick up local produce. Among the selection are tomatoes, zucchini, strawberries, blueberries, peaches and their own specialty sweet corn. Choose from a variety of home-baked fruit pies as seasonal favorites become available.
Pennypack Farm and Education Center
685 Mann Road
Horsham, PA 19044
This suburban farm grows produce on its 27-acre tract of land but also serves as an education facility. Classes for adults and children teach the importance of local farming, growing food organically and how to use it in healthy cooking. During the summer, the farm donates a portion of it produce to a local food pantry every week. Pennypack Farm is strictly a CSA organization. Shares will soon be available for the winter season.