Vendors

Please enjoy getting to know our vendors a bit here, as it is hard on a busy market day to get this kind of information! Our vendors are all proud of their products, and are happy to answer questions either at market or via phone/email as listed below. All of our vendors are from Pennsylvania and are, as per our bylaws, located no more than 75 miles from the market. Market rules state that the only items for sale at the market must be grown or made by the person selling them. Thank you for your support!

Emmaus Farmers' Market vendor photos courtesy of photographer Daniel Paashaus.

Backyard Bison

Rodney Wieder

685 Crowthers Road

Coopersburg, PA 18036

610-346-6640

rod@backyardbison.com

www.backyardbison.com

Bison

We have been with the Emmaus market since it began in July 2003. We bring our USDA inspected American Buffalo meat to the market in our freezer trailer. We sell burgers, steaks, roasts, ribs, jerky, and sausage. We follow the Native American tradition to respect the Buffalo, by not wasting anything, so we also sell the hides, fiber, bones, etc.

Our farm is only 11 miles from Emmaus (about a 20 minute drive) and our farm store is open year-round on Saturdays. Five generations of my family have lived on this farm.

We raise our Bison with care on our pastures and we do not use hormones, antibiotics, or commercial cattle feed. Our Bison meat has many outstanding qualities; it is very lean compared to beef, but it is still nice and juicy. Bison is also tender, with a slightly sweeter taste than beef, and is not wild or gamey tasting. We have cooking tips and recipes available if needed.

BAD Farm

Beth and David Rice

86 Weider Road

Kempton, PA 19529

bdjjjrice@aol.com

BAD FARM- Where We Don't Live Up To Our Name  We are a family owned and operating dairy farm in Kempton, at the base of Hawk Mountain. We have a PA Raw Milk Permit which allows us to use our milk to make into delicious CHEESE. We have a huge selection of RAW MILK CHEESE that has been aged a minimum of 60 days. Yogurt, fresh mozzarella, marinated mozzarella, cottage cheese, cream cheese dips/spreads. Cage free brown eggs, and beef raised from our own holstein steers. We are in the process of putting a filler and capper in and planning on bringing RAW MILK soon after the summer market starts.

Our selections vary from week to week so be sure to stop by for FREE SAMPLES. Why call our farm BAD FARM you might ask? It stands for our initials Beth And Dave

Balasia

Wendy Landiak

8030 Lyon Valley Rd

New Tripoli,  PA 18066

 

shop address:

1153 gravel pike

Hereford, pa 18066

 

484-330-6405

balasia-world@hotmail.com

www.balasia.net

 

Blue Mountain Winery

Vickie

7627 Grape Vine Drive

New Tripole, PA 18066

610-298-3068

info@bluemountainwine.com

www.bluemountainwine.com

 

Blue Mountain Vineyard has been producing international, award-winning wines for over 20 years. We are currently producing 35,000 gallons of wine annually at our winery; located in New Tripoli, PA along the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail. We have developed an outstanding reputation for producing quality European grapes in Eastern PA. At our winery, we hand pick our grapes to produce the very best quality wines! Blue Mountain has become a staple at Emmaus Farmers Market; which is located only a few miles from our Main Vineyard.

 

Breakaway Farms

Nate Thomas

2446 Valley View Road

Mt. Joy, PA 17552

717-663-2470

info@breakawayfarms.net

www.breakawayfarms.net

 

Beyond Organic, 100% grass fed meats, poultry and eggs.  Join the grass fed revolution!

Our chickens and turkeys roam free in special protected pasture and enjoy a varied diet including grasses, alfalfa, clovers, and bugs in combination with locally grown organic feed mix.  Our beef cows are exclusively grass fed and enjoy lush green grasses in the summer and legume hay in the non-grazing months.  Our heritage breed pigs spend a great deal of their time outside in the fresh air where they are free to root and graze our chemical-free pastures.  Try our lean and succulunt 100% grass fed lamb.  Our lambs frolic in the meadows where they enjoy fresh water, air and sunshine.  Our lamb is young, tender and mildly flavored.

 

Easton Salsa

Arthur Skrenzi

50 N. 18th Street

Easton, PA 18042

610-923-3692

art@eastonsalsa.com

www.eastonsalsa.com

Recipes have been crafted over the years by Arthur Skrzenski, who traveled to New Mexico to follow his passion. Now he has brought the taste of the Southwest home to Pennsylvania. When you see one of our products on the shelf next to our competitors, know that we will be a bit spicier than them, but not too much that you can’t handle. Our products are dedicated to the “chili-heads” and their families. We like to take you right up to the edge without pushing you off the cliff. This way, we always have you coming back for more, bite after bite.Also see www.eastonsalsa.com for more information, especially our recycling program on the greenery tab.

 

The Flour Shop Bakery

Chef Michael Corrigan

2980 Linden St. (Macada Plaza)

Bethlehem, PA 18017

610-419-9645

info@flourshopbaking.com

www.flourshopbaking.com

Cookies

We utilize the finest local ingredients to hand craft delicate pastries, rich cakes, pies, and artisanal breads each morning. Our specialty cakes are prepared to order and are perfect for all occasions; our cookies and petite pastries make excellent gift trays or corporate breakfasts and can be delivered upon request. NEW! Organic soup made here with local fresh ingredients.

Crostini-Salads-Biscotti.

Gottschell Farm

Steve and Nicole Shelly

5318 Limeport Pike

Coopersburg, PA 18036

267-496-6303

nicole@gottschellfarm.com

www.gottschellfarm.com

Gottschell Farm

 

Gottschell farm is located only a few miles from the market, just over South mountain on Limeport Pike.  This farm was started in 2007 by Steve and Nicole Shelly, the owner/operators who have been farming for over 10 years together.  It is a very small one acre farm from which we make our living.   Our vegetables, herbs and flowers are grown intensively which means we use close plant spacings with small rows in between so most of the work is done by hand.  All of the products we sell are grown following organic standards and we don't use any type of sprays like herbicides, pesticides or fungicides.   Compost, crop rotation and cover crops are sustainable practices that we use for growing this way.

We grow all types of vegetables, but we specialize in greens, especially salad mix.  Our greens are double washed and we generally try to do most of the cleaning work for you.  We also grow fresh cut flowers which are available more in the height of the season.  In the spring you can find at our stand an ever expanding line up of herb, vegetable, and flower plants with a good tomato variety selection.

Please visit our website for more information and pictures  www.gottschellfarm.com or follow us on facebook.

Hausman's Fruit Farm

Keith Hausman

2915 Limeport Pike

Coopersburg, PA 18036

610-360-8397

khausman@ridesta.com

 

Hausman’s  Fruit Farm, Inc. originated in 1916 when George Hausman and his wife Cora began their life together on the farm.  This farm has now seen four generations of Hausmans and has over these years taught all of us a great deal about Natures “Way of the Land”.  Today, when you visit the market, Keith and Carol Hausman, (3rd generation), and Justin Hausman, (4th generation), would be happy to meet you.  Sometimes, Gregory Hausman, (5th generation now 3 years old), is there as well, although only briefly, sampling our current pickings and helping keep the tractor seat warm.  We invite you to stop in and swap a few stories between friends

Every day at the Emmaus Farmers Market, we offer freshly homemade pies and cakes baked by Carol and good friend Deb.  The main ingredient is always fruit from our farm.

Our harvest season will start out this May with Asparagus and Rhubarb.  As the summer progresses the following list will ripen in similar order:

Strawberries, Cherries,Sweet Corn, Peaches, Plums, Apricots, Nectarines, Apples, Apple Cider, Pumpkins

Our primary goal is to continue to discover new ways of working with the land, weather, and the various crops using the least amount of man made chemicals as possible.

Keith, Carol, and Justin Hausman

Lettuce Alone Farm

Chuck Armitage

1846 Independent Rd.

Breinigsville, PA 18031

610-285-2779

North Star Orchard

Lisa and Ike Kerschner

3226 Limestone Rd.

Cochranville, PA 19330

610-593-0314

Lisa@northstarorchard.com

www.northstarorchard.com

North Star Orchard Fruits and Veggies

We specialize in unique and heritage (antique) varieties of tree fruit, including over 70 varieties of apples, 50 kinds of plums, plus Asian pears, peaches, and nectarines. The farm was started in 1992 on a leased parcel of ground. In 2006, we bought our own property, where we planted new trees and expanded into vegetable production. Our vegetables are grown using all organic practices, although we are not certified. Our fruit is grown using a combination of organic practices and IPM (Integrated Pest Management).

As long-time members of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, we strongly believe in the local food movement as well as sustainability. To us, sustainability means the successful combination of growing practices that are in tune with the environment as well as the safety of farm workers and consumers. A sustainable farmer is also able to make a decent living, including the ability to save for retirement, have health insurance, and be able to offer those quality-of-life items to farm employees.

 

Pheasant Hill Farm

George and Melanie DeVault

3502 Main Rd. E.

Emmaus, PA 18049

610-928-7541

meldevault@gmail.com

 

We started Pheasant Hill Farm -- just 2 1/2 miles from the Emmaus Farmers’ Market, over South Mountain -- in the 1980s when George was travelling around the country for Rodale’s New Farm magazine, interviewing organic farmers. We wanted to do what they were doing (way before it was popular), not just write about it! So we built our small, chemical-free farm from scratch, one garden bed and high tunnel at a time.  We’ve kept things small to focus on quality, growing everything from arugula to zinnias, with chemical free blueberries, raspberries, heirloom tomatoes, greens and flowers taking top billing. Melanie focuses on specialty cut flower bouquets, and starting hundreds of seed varieties, most heirloom, in one of our four high tunnels. George fixes, builds, plants, picks and manages a hundred other myriad chores. Heritage Silver-laced Wyandotte chickens provide our wonderful brown eggs, and a few happy pigs round out our offerings. We’re life members of the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (George was a two-term director) and Melanie is a 10-year member of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers.  George is also on the board of directors of Seed Savers Exchange, where he previously served as executive director, dedicated to preserving heirloom varieties. And he’s been a volunteer firefighter/officer in Vera Cruz and Emmaus since “Hector was a pup”, because community matters.

 

Rabbits' Run Farm

Dan Torrison

88 S. Mountain Rd.

Quakertown, PA 18951

215-536-1161

dantorrison@gmail.com

 

Rabbits' Run Farm, co-owned by Laurie Churchill and Dan Torrison , is a diversified small scale farm just outside of Quakertown.  We purchased the property in 1992 and in 2001 Laurie launched Rabbits' Run Certified Organic Fruits and Vegetables, selling organically and sustainably grown produce in the New York Greennmarket.  In 2006, we finished building the new goat barn and cheese making facility and joined   the Emmaus Farmers' Market for the 2009 season.  Our pasteurized fresh and raw aged cheese is a true farmstead cheese, produced on the farm using only the milk or our Registered Alpine and La Mancha dairy goats and our rare, heritage breed Dutch-Belted cows.  We believe that the cheese we produce is only as good as the milk we use, and the milk is only as good as the animals are healthy and content,  So, in order to achieve a healthy and content herd of goats and cows, we believe that full access to outdoor pastures and paddocks are essential every day of the year.  We also maintain that hand milking treats the milk in a much gentler way than machine milking, thus preserving the quality of the milk.  This and rapid chilling of the milk and gentle handling of milk and eventual cheese curd, makes for some outstanding cheeses.

 

Red Earth Farm

Michael Ahlert and Charis Lindrooth

1025 Red Dale Rd.

Orwigsburg, PA 17961

570-943-3460

info@redearthfarm.org

www.redearthfarm.org

 

Red Earth Farm's Stand

 

Red Earth Farm, located 3 miles from Hawk Mountain, is a small family owned vegetable and flower farm. We grow vegetables and flowers without synthetic pesticides or herbicides using sustainable methods, similar if not identical to certified organic methods. We are not currently certified organic. We grow a variety of lettuces, cooking greens, Asian greens, heirloom tomatoes, root vegetables and many other gourmet items. We offer mixed flower bouquets at market, as well as for special occaisions. Members of Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture and Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. Please visit our website for more information.

 

Ridge Valley Farm

Jim and Sue Myers

287 Camp Green Lane Rd.

Green Lane, PA 18054

215-234-9334

suejimmeyers@verion.net


Our syrup is available in plastic jugs in the following sizes: gallon, 1/2 gallon, quart,
pint, and 1/2 pint. We also stock syrup in decorative glass bottles and can do favors for weddings, anniversaries, and showers. Our maple value added products include
maple granola, maple coated walnuts and pecans, and maple snack mix.
Orders for maple baked goods are gladly taken. Baked goods include: maple chocolate
chip cookies, maple walnut cookies, maple crackletop cookies, maple leaf shaped
cookies, and maple breakfast cake.
100% Pure Maple Syrup & Sugar
* No artificial colors or flavors
* No preservatives
* No additional sweetners

Saxman Breads

Eric Saxman

742 S. Towamencin Ave.

Lansdale, PA 19446

saxmanbreads@yahoo.com

 

 

Saxman Breads is an Artisan Bread Bakery focusing on traditional European hard crusted breads. Our breads are mixed and baked from scratch daily using all natural ingredients – no additives or preservatives of any kind. We bring a wide selection of classic breads to market each week including: Baguette, Boule, Epi, Sourdough, Rustic Italian, Ciabatta, Fougasse, Focaccia, Farm Grain, Honey Wheat, and Cinnamon Raisin Bread.

The Seed Farm

Rebecca Munro, Farm Manager

rebecca_munro@theseedfarm.org

www.theseedfarm.org

 

The Seed Farm is an educational farm and agricultural business incubator project supported by the County of Lehigh. The farm is located on a 25 acre section of the Seem Seed Farm in Vera Cruz, PA. This year the farm has four apprentices in its farmer training program. The apprentices work 20 hours a week in our two acre demonstration garden and are learning how to operate and manage a diversified vegetable farm. We grow a wide variety of produce with a focus on storage crops including; winter squash, dry beans, cabbage, pumpkins, root vegetables, pickling cucumbers, and canning tomatoes. All of our produce is grown sustainably without the use of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides.

 

Stagecoach Orchard Apiary

Pete Sliwka

PO Box 381

Lehighton, PA 18235

610-377-1875

Honey Bears

 

Sugar So Sweet Cupcakes

Karri Schreppel

610-737-9954

sugarsosweetcupcakes@gmail.com

http://www.sugarsosweetcupcakes.com/

 

 

Switchback Pizza Company

Andrew Foreman and Marguerite Viola

www.switchbackpizza.com

610 547 5625

 

Switchback Pizza Company was founded in 2012 by Andrew and Marguerite as an expression of their passion for pizza, local food and farming. In 2011, Andrew and Marguerite spent six weeks in Italy working on an organic farm learning how to cook wood oven pizza, traditional cheeses and pasta. Returning back to the U.S. in the summer of 2011, they began working on opening Switchback Pizza Company. Andrew spent a year developing his two-day cold-fermented dough and Marguerite put her own twist on the tomato sauce that was passed down to her by her father and grandmother. Switchback’s mobile Italian wood oven cooks the pizza in 90 seconds for you at local farmers’ markets, catering events and festivals. For more background on Marguerite and Andrew’s story check out Marguerite's blog on Switchback's Story.

Teprovich Farm and Bakery

Thomas, Kim, and Isabella Teprovich

5302 Heidelberg Hgts.

Germansville, PA 18053

610-662-5217

teprovtm@apci.com

 

At Teprovich Farms, family members Kimm, Tom and Isabella, represent the 3rd and 4th generation of Teprovich members to grow produce in this great land of ours.  Great grandfather Thomas Teprovich would drive his pickup truck around the small mining towns of the coal region of Pennsylvania delivering produce to local mining families during the depression.  He always ensured that every house would have enough even if the funds collected were short.   Today, we strive in giving you the healthiest most tasty product possible, we enjoy eating our home grown produce and we hope you do as well.   Feel free to stop by on Sunday's at the Emmaus Farmers Market and ask us about out summer sales hours at the farm in Germansville, Pa.

 

Wild Fox Farm

Ben and Karah Davies

5015 Longview Lane
Barto, PA 19504

267-424-1439

www.wildfoxfarm.com

thewildfoxfarm@gmail.com

 

Family owned and operated, we practice holistic and sustainable farming methods. We grow 5 acres of vegetables, raise pastured poultry and eggs, wood lot pork, and free range lamb and offer both summer and winter CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares. We grow our vegetables without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides or GMO seed. Our animals never recieve hormones or antibiotics and eat local grain.