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Barryblushes September 7, 2012 02:25 PM

Pepperfest in Kutztown Pa
 
Just got back from picking at the farm near the Pepper festival.Got some Lemon Drop peppers,a Summer Sweet Yellow Bell pepper,3 orange cowhorn peppers,a Pinstripe eggplant,a Kateri eggplant,some Green Grape cherry tomatoes,a nice big Hughs tomato,a Cherokee Green tomato,and some green Zebra cherry tomatoes.All for five dollars:D.If you're not too far away Id recommend this festival.You can get wagon rides back and forth from the festival to the fields. Barry

carolyn137 September 9, 2012 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Barryblushes (Post 302042)
Just got back from picking at the farm near the Pepper festival.Got some Lemon Drop peppers,a Summer Sweet Yellow Bell pepper,3 orange cowhorn peppers,a Pinstripe eggplant,a Kateri eggplant,some Green Grape cherry tomatoes,a nice big Hughs tomato,a Cherokee Green tomato,and some green Zebra cherry tomatoes.All for five dollars:D.If you're not too far away Id recommend this festival.You can get wagon rides back and forth from the festival to the fields. Barry

That sounds like Jim and Alma Weaver's place. If you ever go back please say Hi to Jim for me. I got to know him quite a few years ago when I was invited to do a dog and pony show for Organic Gardening,Jim bicycled the 10 miles from Kutztown to where the event was, and I ended up getting a ride to their place in Kutztown. Wonderful folks.

Are the pepper and tomato festivals now held at the same time or are they separate events as they used to be?

And is the event still going on and for those interested what are the dates?

Barryblushes September 9, 2012 01:41 PM

Yes thats the same guy Carolyn,I talked to him a bit a few years ago.The festival is held September 7th and 8th each year.Its actually held in Bowers Pa but so close to Kutztown,they say Kutztown.I will try to type the link to it.I dont know of any tomato festival there tho.You can only pick from the fields on these dates and after . Barry

Barryblushes September 9, 2012 01:44 PM

http://www.pepperfest.com/pepperfestival/Welcome.html

Barryblushes September 9, 2012 01:47 PM

I forgot to add to click on field excursion for pics. Barry

carolyn137 September 9, 2012 10:22 PM

Barry, your link sends me to a Tabasco site with a 404 error message but that's OK.

Yes, Jim and Alma live in the big stone house on Bowers Road, or maybe one or more of their many married kids live there now, and the fields were behind the house up the hill, and the farm stand was below the house. Yes, their address is Kutztown but I know it isn't far b'c the person who took me to visit Jim asked if I wanted to go to dinner and he drove there.

Jim and I had some quality time discussing the difference between the Amish and Mennonites, he's the latter.:)

Barryblushes September 10, 2012 12:15 PM

Sorry about the link not working.Yes Im glad this year,the picking field wasnt up that steep hill.:yes: If you type in search engine "Pepperfest" the link should show somewhere.I didnt see him there this year,he might have been over at the festival,as he has a stand there. Barry

Barryblushes September 10, 2012 12:19 PM

Try this link: http://pepperfestival.com

discoprincess July 7, 2013 06:14 PM

I may have to check this out...if I can convince my boyfriend to give me a ride from Philadelphia. :)

Barryblushes July 7, 2013 09:44 PM

You will enjoy this if you go, Im sure.There are also several tomato varieties you can pick in the fields from too.


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