Following the tour of the battlefield we had lunch at the Colonel’s house and he showed us through his Simmintal cattle stud.
In the afternoon we visited Hollabaugh Brothers farm market. This was a fantastic example of a collaborative family business that was using the diverse talents in their business to grow and expand the in new and unique ways. These included adding a berry and asparagus enterprise to there fruit orchards, expanding their farmers market to include dining facilities and a bakery. Also running farm tours and school education classes.
Lastly we met with Russell Redding and his family for a fantastic afternoon lunch. Russell was a former Secretary of Agriculture and is currently Dean of Ag & Environment at the
college. It was great to chat with the Delaware Valley Redding
family, and to gain Russells perspective on Agriculture and Politics in Pennsylvania.