Meadow View Farm - Kutztown, PA
Meadow View Farm is a hidden gem nestled on a backcountry road in Kutztown, Pa., in beautiful Berks County.
Owner, Jim Weaver has been growing and selling heirloom tomatoes and peppers since the 1990’s. In 1978, Weaver purchased the farm and ran it for several years before expanding into vegetables in 1987.
Meadow View Farm is open from March 1 to October 31. They are known for their: hot peppers - 250 varieties,
heirloom tomatoes - 150 varieties,
sweet peppers - 75 varieties, and eggplants - 25 varieties.
During the growing season, they offer customers the opportunity to pick their own vegetables.
Weaver’s love of growing hot peppers was what inspired the start of the Chile Pepper Food Festival. This is held every year at William DeLong Memorial Park in Bowers, PA. This year the festival is held on Saturday, Sept 10th
Each year, Weaver hosts a Chili Pepper and Heirloom Tomato Field Day. This year it will be held Friday, 9/9 and Saturday, 9/10 (the same day as the Chili Pepper Festival). Customers can participate in a pick-your-own event, which continues until the fall season’s first frost. So after your visit to the Chili Pepper Festival drive down about ¼ of a mile to Meadow View Farms and enjoy some time on the farm!
Today, Weaver’s farm is known to many in the PA area. People travel from miles to pick or purchase his produce. He also sells his produce to Wegmans, Trader Joe’s and to restaurants from Boston to Washington, D.C.
Located at: 371 Bowers Rd., Kutztown, PA, 19530