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Ag Alumni Family -- Flinchbaugh's Orchard & Farm Market

Posted: September 5, 2012

A special thank you to the Flinchbaugh's Orchard & Farm Market for providing the Ag Alumni Pavilion at Ag Progress Days with bushels of delicious Ginger Gold apples to share with alumni and friends of the College.
Alumni pavilion at Ag Progress Days

Alumni pavilion at Ag Progress Days

Flinchbaugh's Orchard and Farms in Hellam, PA encompasses nearly 360 acres of land and is maintained by three generations of Flinchbaugh's, who have a deep pride in their farm, the environment and providing quality products to customers.

Ritchie and wife, Sonia, decided to expand their orchard's retail business in 2006 based upon the decision of their three children to return to work in the family business after graduating from Penn State including Andrew Flinchbaugh '05 AG BM and wife Kathryn Flinchbaugh '05 ANSCI, Michael Flinchbaugh '02 AG BM and wife Katie Flinchbaugh, and Julie Flinchbaugh '06 HORT.

A new farm market was built in 2006 which includes nearly 8,000 square feet of sales area and additional operating facilities. In 2012, a Picnic Pavilion was added to the Farm Market location to provide more opportunities for educational activities to connect the public with their food sources. Striving to interact with their local community, family members serve on local and regional boards and committees in preserving farm ground, protecting our rich York county soils, promoting agriculture and engaging the consumer. Conserving water through the use of drip irrigation and practicing Integrated Pest Management techniques to reduce the levels of pesticides, the orchard utilizes the latest technologies to operate as an environmentally sound and efficient farm.

Learn more about the Flinchbaugh's Orchard & Farm Market.