How We Started
We loved traveling for our markets and CSAs over the years. But, as we aged, Crooked Row began to look for a suitable, permanent home.
The Wehr’s Fruit Stand had been a cornerstone of Orefield’s food community for over 50 years. My sister and I spent many happy summer days visiting with the farm animals out back while our mother picked up fresh fruits and vegetables for dinner. We were excited to be able to grow into such a beautiful space.
We are so grateful to be able to open up a shop with a nod to the local agricultural scene here in the Lehigh Valley, and we are so excited to grow with you and for you in the years to come.
The Crooked Row Farm Market offers all you need for a holistic food shopping experience. We strive to grow high-quality, delicious, organic vegetables, herbs, eggs and fruits for our customers while also supporting the other amazing growers in our neighborhood. Other organic producers we trust fill out the tables on one end of the stand, while locally-grown sweet corn and fruit stock the bins and shelves on the other end. In between, you can find a wide array of cheeses, Kombucha, freshly-baked breads, meats, mushrooms, flour and oats, jams and jellies, canned goods and more.
Above all, everything is labeled with the farm’s name, practices and price so you can pick out exactly what you want. If you have sourcing questions, just talk with whomever is at the counter – we all love the food, working with the food, and knowing all about the food!
Meet the Farmers We Source From!
Crooked Row – If you’ve been to the stand, you’ve probably met our girls. They are friendly and hilarious, and they also lay the most beautiful, tastiest brown eggs and golden yolks I’ve ever experienced. In the season, we move them through the fields in a rotational pasture system. Furthermore, we feed them supplemental organic grains and, quite honestly, they probably eat more vegetables than I do.
We don’t have as many laying hens as we used to, so we also source pastured-raised, non-GMO feed eggs from Misty Valley in Northampton and the Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-Op. They are all fantastic.
Liberty Acres – Pastured-Raised, Non-GMO Fed Pork and Chicken
Dove Song Dairy – Pasture-Raised Lamb
Lancaster Farm Fresh – Grass-Fed, Grass-Finished Beef, Non-GMO Chicken
Five Point Bison – Grass Fed, Grass-Finished Bison(from our property!)
Gauker Farms – Grain-Fed Beef – Pop Up Markets Monthly
Wild For Salmon – Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon and other Seafood
Klein Farms – We also offer standing orders for Klein Farms Raw Milk
Valley Milkhouse – Organic Milk-Based Aged Soft and Hard Cheese
Dove Song Dairy – Pastured-Raised Goat Milk Cheese
Hope Springs – Organic Cheese
Spring Creek Farm – Pasture-Raised, Organic Butter and Cheese
Raven Ridge Apiaries
Mom Wagner – (Crooked Row – limited quantities)
The Daily Loaf – Freshly-Baked Bread Using Organic Grains
Primordia – Mushrooms
Common Market – Vegetables, Value-Added Goods, Some Meat
High Point Kombucha
A Taste of Country – Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Sauerkraut, Preserves
Baumans – Apple Cider and Preserves
Pure Wild Tea – Berks County Herbal Teas
Wonder Garden – Organic Turmeric and Ginger Rootbeer, Herbal Syrups, Preserves, Dried Herbs and Garlic
Also check out their restaurant, The Wonder Kitchen!
Certified-Organic Growers and Producers:
Crooked Row Farm
The Good Farm
The Wonder Garden
The Rodale Institute
Spring Creek Farms
Our Pastured Meat:
Wholesome Food Farm
Five Points Bison
Wild For Salmon
Schocharie Ridge Apiaries
Are We Missing Someone?
Do you know a grower who should be in our coolers and on our shelves?