"When I grow up I'm going to be a farmer."
Little girl loves visiting a farm and includes Farmer on her list of future professions (with Paleontologist, Doctor and Veterinarian). She can often be heard chattering-on about plans to start building a barn in the back yard and which animals will be on her farm.
We're a family of farm lovers, in fact. I grew up at the barn and in the saddle, and share her love of a bustling barnyard and all the sights and sounds it includes. Cow and pig rank second and third as Max's favorite animals (elephant holds the #1 spot) and his current #1 song includes the chorus "eee, i, eee, i, ooo". And, let's not forget the Mister. Fun fact, Billy Webb has often imagined a rolling midwest Buffalo farm. Bison burger, anyone? So, naturally, one of our favorite local stops for family fun, fresh-made ice cream, lots of mooing and awesome seasonal events is Merrymead Farm. It's a working farm and local gem that little girl would visit every day, if she could. The super-dooper delicious ice cream may have something to do with that.... chocolate marshmellow, to be exact.
Check out some scenes from a recent visit on a perfect autumn day.
Merrymead is one of Pennsylvania’s Century Farms and has been in the same family for over 100 years. Registered Holstein cows supply the National Quality Award Winning Milk - which is processed, packaged and sold on the premises...Enjoy a delicious ice cream cone or take home a Gram's Apple pie, fresh from our bakery! Highlights of Merrymead, a farm for all seasons, include: a large selection of locally grown bedding plants, local produce, honey, beef & pork products, and so much more! We provide a harvest celebration which includes "The Lighting of the Great Pumpkin", a Cornfield Maze, a Live Nativity presentation, and Christmas trees and greens. The farm and farm market are open to visitors year round. - from Merrymead.com