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“ROMAINE” Calm: Fall Fruits & Veggies are Just Around The Corner!

Autumn is just around the corner and that means fresh APPLES, PUMPKINS, and all things PUMPKIN SPICE! Autumn brings beautiful colors to whole mountain sides and transitions Instagram feeds from summer beach vacation pictures to family orchard visits and pumpkin picking. So where can you purchase all your fall favorites? Of course, Farmers Market In Hershey located on the lawn of Cocoa Beanery.

Farmers Market In Hershey is open Thursdays 2:30-6:30 p.m. until October 25, 2018 so there is plenty of time to grab all your fall favorites from this month’s features farmers including K. Schlegel Fruit Farm, Mariflora Farm & Homestead and Thom’s Bread

Betsy and Karl Schlegel are fifth generation farmers of K. Schlegel Fruit Farm. They have 35 acres of land filled with 30 different varieties of apples and 18 varieties of peaches, strawberries, apricots, plums, grapes, pears and so much more! They worked with scientists at Penn State University to minimize the use of pesticides on their farm and developed Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods to grow all their fruit. This method of pesticide use is safe and ecologically sustainable.

Other products offered by K. Schlegel Fruit Farm are fresh apple butter and apple sauce made from their orchard’s fresh apples. Plus, jams and jellies, apple cider and apple cider vinegar. You can find their products at the main farm location in Dalmatia, PA, Boalsburg Farmers Market in State College, Lewisburg Farmers Market, Gratz Farmers Market, Harrisburg Farmers Market, and right here at Farmers Market In Hershey!

The second featured farmer is Mariflora Farm & Homestead. It was founded by Kelly Marsico and Brad Bechtel about 3 years ago. Kelly has a degree in horticulture and international agriculture with an emphasis on sustainable farming. The philosophy of their farm is to regenerate and nourish our land rather than taking from it. They have an acre of land that they are regenerating into Pennsylvania Appalachian forest botanicals.

Products offered by Mariflora Farm & Homestead include culinary and medicinal herbs, fresh cut flower bouquets, oils and mushrooms. Many of these products are perfect for the fall season, including herbs for hot tea and delicious hearty soups from the fresh mushrooms. Rr brighten up your kitchen with a beautiful bouquet of fresh cut flowers. You can purchase all these products at the New Cumberland Farmers Market or at Farmers Market In Hershey!

Up next is a local bakery in the heart of Lancaster County that is serving up a little part of Italy. Thom’s Bread established in 2012 is located on Butler Ave in Lancaster, PA. Thom’s Bread serves freshly baked breads, New York-style bagels, soup, salads and so much more! Some of their signature breads include Rosemary Olive Oil, Rustic Italian, Cranberry Pecan and fresh made ciabatta rolls. If that didn’t get you hungry enough they also now offer a variety of freshly baked pizzas including pepperoni, margarita, and tomato pie. YUMM!

You can find Thom’s Bread at their main bakery in Lancaster, The Lancaster Central market and Farmers Market In Hershey!

Don’t forget to stop inside Cocoa Beanery for a delicious breakfast during the fall season. They offer hearty Baked Oatmeal as well as Old Fashioned Oatmeal, or stop in for lunch and try their soup and salad combo. Don’t forget to grab dessert! Cocoa Beanery offers an assorted variety of fresh cookies and muffins daily.

Every Thursday and Friday night come out and join us on the lawn of the Cocoa Beanery for Live On The Lawn serving craft beers, lawn games and all sorts of grilled goodness.

FALLow your friends and head on over to Cocoa Beanery for farm fresh veggies, live music, grilled goodies and so much more!