Winter is here, which means snow will soon be in the forecast! When looking for ways to warm up this season, head to your local Berks farms. They have all of the ingredients for fresh chili, wine for mulling, homemade baked goods, and even alpaca and sheep products to keep you warm and cozy.

Visit your local Berks farms and support the families behind them this season.


Stay Warm and Cozy This Winter

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but you can stay warm and cozy this winter with handmade alpaca and sheep products. Visit local Berks farms to browse their selections of hats, scarves, gloves, socks, blankets, and more! How delightful!

Winterside Farm in Lenhartsville, PA raises registered Corriedale and Polled Dorset sheep. They produce high quality wool products that can be used by crafters for needle felting, crocheting, knitting, weaving, hand spinning, and more. Most of their wool is hand washed and dyed at the farm.

In addition to fibers, Bent Limb Farm in Shoemakersville, PA and Over Home Alpacas in Bethel, PA sell handmade alpaca fiber items. These include hats, scarves, gloves, socks, and more! Supporting local will not only keep you warm, but warm the hearts of those who you’re supporting.

Shop Small, Celebrate BIG

While the holidays are over, there is always a reason to celebrate! Whether it’s a new job, an anniversary, or just making it through a hard week, celebrations are never complete without a bottle of local Berks wine!

Whether you’re a fan of white, red, or rose, StonyRun Winery, Deerfoot Winery, Manatawny Creek Winery, and Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery have everything you could want! Warm up with a glass of your favorite or try something new this winter. On cold, snowy days, pick up a bottle for making mulled wine. It’s sure to keep you warm while you watch the snow fall!

View more local wineries to visit here.

Source Local Ingredients

In need of fresh produce for your baked goods? Shop produce from local farms and farmer’s markets. Your apple crisp, pumpkin rolls, and fruit pies won’t be complete without fresh produce from Weaver’s Orchard, Frecon Farms, Shady Mountain Farm Market or one of the other local spots! If you’re in need of a new fall recipe to try check out the ones provided by the farms below:

Shop Local in the New Year

When making your list of New Year’s resolutions, be sure to include supporting local in 2022 on your list. Whatever you’re shopping for can be found fresh right here in Berks County!

Looking for cage free eggs, dairy products, or quality beef? Head to BAD Farm in Kempton, PA. For goat milk, cheese, yogurt, and more, visit Dove Song Dairy in Bernville, PA for! Give the thoughtful gift of a homemade charcuterie board, filled with local meats, cheeses, and condiments. The Valley Milkhouse in Oley, PA has a large selection of fresh cheeses, along with pastured meats.

When shopping for locally grown produce, Frecon Farms in Boyertown, PA and Weaver’s Orchard Farm Market in Morgantown, PA are sure to have just what you need! Browse their seasonal selections on their sites today and remember to support local! With the new year here, now is the perfect time to make a conscious effort to shop small first before heading to a big box retailer.