MORGANTOWN --- Southern Berks County will be featured in this year’s annual October Farm Tour on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The area is rich in history, forests and farmland, according to Sheila Miller, Berks County’s agricultural coordinator.
“The Twin Valley tour includes host farms and agri-businesses in Caernarvon, Robeson, and Union townships,” Miller noted. “Nearby, are French Creek State Park and Joanna Furnace. We are pleased to have ten locations that will be welcoming this year’s visitors. They include three dairy farms, a llama farm, a Christmas tree farm, an organic nursery, a forest-management parcel, a fruit farm, a farm organization’s headquarters, and Twin Valley High School’s Agriculture Department’s aquaculture project”
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READING (October 3, 2014) --- Shoppers have one more market Friday at Penn Street Farmers Market, located outdoors in the 800 block of Penn Street, Reading. The market will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
“Fall fruits and vegetables, like pumpkins, squash, apples and pears, are in abundance” says Sheila Miller, agricultural coordinator for Berks County. “As we close out this year’s market season, we are grateful for the people who have come out to support the farmer vendors who sell local produce and meats from June through October..”