Local. Fresh. Family.
Back in 2010 Benji started planting apple and peach trees in hopes to carry on the family tradition of a produce business. He and Stacey met in 2011 and started expanding the varieties of fruit. Plums, Apricots, Pluots, and Flat peaches were planted. In 2015 a large blueberry patch with about 700 bushes were planted. Raspberry and strawberry patches were added too! Finally, in 2017 the farm's new plantings are now mature and ready for substantial harvests. In 2018, high density trellis apples of honeycrisp, evercrisp, and gala, were planted. 2020 grew with Ludicrisp, Evercrisp, and more berries! They also doubled the raspberry patch with specialty berries, such as logan, yellow raspberries, blackberries and more! A Greenhouse was added in 2021 in order to expand the berry season and a fall line of pumpkins, gourds, and Indian Corn are now part of the retail line. Stop in and see the GIANT pumpkins! Last years record was 1323 pounds!
Together they work as a team, there's nothing Benji can't grow; and Stacey, a Penn State grad with a degree in Agriculture, having worked in the produce industry for the last 15 years, managed a large commercial orchard, and now works as a crop consultant for orchards and specialty crop, hope to make The Berry Farm a successful produce business. Stacey was presented the 2017 Tressie S Caton Berks County Women in Agriculture Award, and in 2019 announced one of the 40 Under 40 Mid Atlantic Fruit Growers Leaders in Agriculture award. Stacey is also a board member to the State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania.
Stacey's daughter hopes to carry on the tradition and loves helping on the farm!