Moo’vin on Over

One of the great aspects of Lancaster County is the fresh produce. We are so lucky to live in a space with farms and properties that grow, make and create some of our favorites! Kreider Farms is one of my go to favorites when it comes to dairy products…but that is not all they offer, continue reading to learn more!

Kreider Farms was established in 1736 located at 1463 Lancaster Road (RT.72) in Manheim township. The farm was started on 102 acres with a dozen cows and a few hundred chickens. The farm was run by the Kreider family: a husband, wife and their two sons. This farm is a dairy farm where they processed and bottled not only their own milk but ice cream as well! During this time of the early 1970’s the eggs began to also do very well over the years Kreider Farms became the largest egg producer in the state! The farm has stayed in the family for three generations with over 400 staff members helping the farm thrive. The property has grown immensely to 3,000 acres- what is wonderful about this family farm is their mission that has stayed true to the efforts and initiatives of the farm, “live a philosophy that emphasizes high quality, hard work, and willingness to take risks”. 

While their is such a rich history to Kreider Farms the employees and family continue to shape the farm working towards sustainability and preservation through tradition. What is so wonderful is tha the farm continues to invest and work towards ethical practice and clean energy. One practice that the farm does is waste recycling which is using cow and chicken manure to create fertilizer for the farm. That is not the only way Kreider uses fertilizer, they also use liquid by-products as bio-available fertilizer for their crops. The incredible things about this is that it limits the runoff that is typically caused by fertilizers. If you are into gardening or one of your new year resolutions is to build up your green thumb then you should consider buying their manure blend and potting mix that is made with their manure…talk about using what you have to be sustainable and effective! A few important notes on Kreider Farms is that they employ no-till farming, crop rotation, and use of solar panels. The farm really works to be sustainable and create a product that is ethically made (and TASTY)  while promoting sustainable practices. Talk about a win win!

So what can you get from Kreider Farms? 

  • Eggs
  • Lactose Free Milk
  • Lactose Free Ice-Cream
  • Yogurt Drink
  • Whole Milk
  • 2% Reduced Fat Milk
  • 1% Low Fat Milk
  • Fat Free Milk
  • Chocolate Whole Milk
  • 1% Low Fat Chocolate Milk
  • Strawberry Milk
  • Seasonal flavored milks (pumpkin pie…yum!)
  • Fresh Heavy Cream
  • Buttermilk
  • Half & Half
  • Iced Coffee Mocha
  • Orange Juice
  • Orange Drink
  • Fruit Punch
  • Citrus Punch
  • Lemonade
  • Blueberry Lemonade 
  • Seasonal Lemonades
  • Lemonade Tea Fusion
  • Sweet Tea
  • Unsweetened Iced Tea
  • Diet Tea
  • Green Tea
  • Mint Tea
  • Hemp Teas
  • Ice Cream in SO many flavors

Talk about finding something for everyone in the family from tea flavors, to milk types and more you truly can please everyone at home with their products! While Kreider Farms offers so many products for their patrons they also offer a very cool experience…their farm tours.

Kreider Farms was rated in 2018 as Best of the Best for their farm tours. This is a ninety minute tour where you not only learn about history, and facts but have a time of fun. Through riding on the Kreider Farms Tour Trolley you get to see where the cows live, what life is like on the farm and more. You can ride on the trolley for $15 or $10 if you are aged 2-11. Another great option is a car tour. What is wonderful about the tour is that if you have a large group you can make a reservation that way you ensure a time slot and can all experience the tour together. What is important is that prior to attending the tour you should fill out their tour waiver which can be found on their website. The tour has many highlights including an observation tower, milking merry go round, tasting and more!

Whether you are looking to shop local and support companies and products from around the corner or you are looking for a day out with the family Kreider Farms offers you both! Get some ice cream for an at home movie night and have a create your own sundae bar, stock up on some eggs to make a sunday brunch for you and your friends to enjoy. Whatever you decide with their produce or signing up for a tour the farms are definitely a Lancaster County gem that we are lucky to have in our backyards! 

Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know Lancaster is pronounced: LANK-iss-ter? Have a great week!

Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties not far from the farm. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes like: 679 Goose Neck Drive, Lititz PA 17543 overlooking the 13th-hole fareway call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

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Mary Sue Wolf

Mary Sue Wolf, real estate agent in the Lancaster and Lititz PA area. Mary Sue is a long time resident and knows the Lancaster area very well. #lancasterbestkeptsecrets are the insider tips to local dining, things to do and local information. #wolfdenrealtor

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