Specialty Foods Are Better In Boyertown
Return to yesteryear as you savor sweets from a simpler time. You can pick and choose to purchase candy by the piece from 15 varieties of mix and match candy, along with root beer barrels, caramels, chocolates and horehound candy. The Peppermint Stick has partnered with local premium Nelson Ice Cream for hand-dipped ice cream, sundaes, and ice cream sandwiches, or pints to take home. If you try something you especially enjoy, the Peppermint Stick will ship anywhere in the US.
If you’re looking for a bakery that makes everything from scratch – using fruit from their own orchards – or a place to select your own fruit right from the tree – visit Frecon Farms, an institution in the Boyertown area for the last 75 years. Every summer since 1944, Frecon has grown cherries, peaches, plums, blueberries, nectarines, raspberries, apples and pears, plus a huge variety of fresh vegetables that come in season all summer long. Plus, they began crafting their own cider from heirloom fruit. Frecon also offers wines from Blair Vineyards and Maple Springs Vineyards, meads from Stonekeep Meadery and locally sourced milk, meats and cheese from farm partners throughout the area.
Weidner’s Deli, now open in downtown Boyertown, will make your taste buds hanker for all the great traditional Pennsylvania Dutch foods at the shop, including sweet bag bologna, hickory smoked homestyle, jalapeno and cheese, and pepper jack beef snack sticks, garlic jerky, ring bologna, longhorn cheese, pickles, hippy hot dogs, Clearfield American cheese, Buffalo Wing cheese, Stoltzfus smoked ham, country scrapple, double smoked bacon, sauerkraut, Kielbasa sticks, Dietz Nuts meat sticks, pickled kielbasa, BBQ, muenster cheese, Cooper sharp cheese, Pepperoni sticks – you get the picture. Any of these treats can be vacuum packed and shipped to friends and family and are great for snacks while you’re in town.
Using the recipe Casper Schwenckfeld brought to Pennsylvania in 1734 that allowed his family to survive a crossing on the high seas, the Bauman family has been making their famous apple butter in the area since 1892. The operation started using the cider press operated by a steam engine invented by John Bauman. Four generations later, you can tour the location where the Bauman family produces their famous apple butter