Tuesday, August 18, 2009

George Schmidt Berry Farm

A friend of mine from Middle School and High School, Faith, just turned me on to a cool "pick your own" out in the Lehigh Valley. While I have not seen Faith in over 15 years, through the magic of the internet (Facebook) we have reconnected and are now able to share local food hot spots. And now I can share them with you! Go internet!

George Schmidt Berry Farm sits out in New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, on Berry Drive (lol). Evidently, it's been there for a long, long time. From Faith:

"We hit a PYO place on Friday afternoon in New Tripoli with excellent peaches, blueberries, blackberries, plus a bunch of stuff they already picked, too. It's called George Schmidt berry farm. Apparently my parents took me there exactly 30 years ago because it was when my mom was expecting Mikey and he turns 30 on Sept 2nd."

What a rousing endorsement, with an added family anecdote to boot. We here at the Feed hope that Faith continues on her local food pursuits and let's us know how she is doing. And if you are ever out in the Lehigh Valley and want some "excellent" peaches, blueberries, blackberries or the like, check out George Schmidt's Berry Farm!


  1. I was just thinking this morning, I WISH we could go berry picking... and felt sad... was it too late? I remember teaching at Kinhaven Music School in Vermont, many years ago, and the kids and staff all had the great opportunity to go and pick strawberries, but this was much earlier in the summer. We picked and ate until covered completely in red - hope there's still some good pickin's. Thank you so much!

  2. Not strawberries, but there is a Pear and Tomato festival at Linvilla Orchards on Saturday!


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