With visions of Amish farmers and their teams of horses and tiny little roadside stands (complete with "honor box" for payment) offering farm-fresh produce and baked goods for sale to winding vineyards and orchards that let you pick fresh apples and pears right off the trees, Pennsylvania's Dutch Country Roads simply feature the best of agritourism no matter where you turn. Take a look at farming that uses top-line technology or another that still milks cows "the old fashioned way." Or just loosen that waistband and fill up sampling all of that harvest bounty. We guarantee you won't leave hungry!
Philadelphia may be known as the City of Brotherly Love and famous for its cheesesteaks and soft pretzels, but did you know the region's also home to some amazing agricultural genius as well? In fact, those fresh, local ingredients that are so plentiful is what's brought some of the nation's hottest chefs to the city and its surrounding countryside, where chefs pride themselves in finding the best cheeses, produce, and more to pair wth local wines for an exquisite menu. The region's also where you can literally stop and smell the roses with visits to peaceful gardens and nature centers. So take some time from the hustle and bustle of the city. Stop and savor the tastes of Philadelphia and The Countryside.
When you imagine rolling farmland and fresh produce, you might not think of Pittsburgh or Erie but prepare to fall in love with western Pennsylvania’s blend of city bustle and country charm. Plan a trip along I-79 to discover farm-to-table cuisine in the Steel City, barns with a story to tell in Butler, and endless relaxation along the commonwealth’s only shore in Erie.