The Upper Darby Shooting Stars (above) will be lighting up the stage again on July 16th.
Rose Tree Park's scenic outdoor amphitheater first began its FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES in 1975 as part of a two-year Bicentennial Celebration, and four decades later, it draws thousands of people each month!

In all of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware there's only a handful of places still producing free summer concert series' as large as ours.  The County is proud to host this event and invites you to grab a blanket or a lawn chair and head for Rose Tree Park for some hot! music on these warm summer nights!

From Classical music to Cajun - Motown to Broadway - Doo Wop to Rock and Pop - and everything in between, make this a weekly 'must see' event!

Showtime is 7:30 pm, Wednesday through Sunday evenings.

July Concert Schedule:

July 1 Reggae Thunder  - Classic Reggae Music
July 2 Upper Darby Sousa Band - Patriotic Music
July 3 John Hoey Orchestra: Evening of Swing Music
July 6 Sensational Soul Cruiser - Tribute to R&B, Motown and Disco
July 7 Rumours: Tribute to Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks
July 8 Fusebox: Classic and Modern Rock Cover Band
July 9 Philbilly - Modern Country that rocks!
July 10  The Original Orlons! - 4 top ten hits in the 60’s!
July 13  Merion Concert Band
July 14  Forever Tina!  12 member Tina Turner Tribute Band
July 15  British Invasion Tribute Band - Zombies to the Stones!
July 16  Upper Darby Shooting Stars - Performing Disney to Broadway

July 17  Robert Eric Band - Tribute to “Philly’s Piano Man”
July 20  Making Music Rockin’ Rhythms Children’s Show
July 21 The Big House Band - Party Band with DaNica Shirey (From The Voice)
July 22  Jeff Campbell & Freinds
July 23  The Land of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne Experience
July 24  Charlie Gracie - Rock pioneer and Bandstand icon! (Pictured right)
Charlie Gracie is one of a diminishing number of rock & roll innovators, who continues to actively perform. A native of South Philly, he became the first successful recording star of the "Rock Era" to emerge from that neighborhood. In 1957, Charlie's "Butterfly" topped the American and British music charts, selling over 3 million copies. His other late 50's big sellers include: "Fabulous", "Ninety-Nine Ways", "Wanderin Eyes", "I Love You So Much It Hurts" and "Cool Baby."  At the height of his fame, Charlie frequently appeared on "Dick Clark's American Bandstand", "The Ed Sullivan Show", and "Alan Freed's TV Specials".
July 27  Live at the Fillmore - Allman Brother’s Tribute Band
July 28  Hot Club of Philadelphia: Gypsy Jazz for All
July 29  Brandywine Ballet - A Variety of dance works
July 30  Pennsylvania Symphonic Winds - best local amateur and pro Wind ensemble
July 31  The Rockdale Boys - Great Bluegrass Music!

Rose Tree Park
GPS: 1671 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063
Rose Tree Park Summer Concert Web Page

July is ripe with opportunities to get juicy, black and blue all over starting with the Blueberry Festival & Pie-Eating Contest on Saturday, July 9th -- and ending with the Blackberry and Sweet Corn Festival on the 23rd! 

Go Blue or Go Home!

The local blueberry season is in full swing, so its the perfect time to head over to Linvilla for the Annual Blueberry Festival and cra-a-a-azy Pie Eating Contest!

Blue fans of all ages hunker down over tables bursting with pie slices so good that legend has it grown men weep. Or maybe it's just me that finds their pies tear-worthy...?!

  • The fun starts with Makin’ Music, entertaining children with lots of games and activities. 
  • Blueberry picking starts at 8:00 am
  • And for those who want to turn the berries into amazing desserts, check out Jammin' with Judi 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for recipes, tips and advice!
  • THE PIE EATING CONTEST starts at 2pm sharp!

Come Hungry!
Pie-eating is not for the faint of heart!
Even though the portions and time limits for each contest are different depending on age,
smashing your face into a Linvilla blueberry pie is pretty awesome - and few contestants stop just because they don't win:)

There are 5 age groups, each with a Grand Prize $25 Gift Certificate for the winner.
Ages 8 – 9    --   Ages 10 – 11    --    Ages 12 – 14    --    Ages 15 – 17     --    Ages 18 & up

For more info: Blueberry Festival and Pie Eating Contest Details

Summer's Gold-Medal Winning Bite is the One You Get on Saturday, July 23rd at Linvilla's Annual Sweet Corn & Blackberry Celebration

Summer is all about corn on the cobb and oeey-gooey berry treats - so if you're planning a backyard barbecue, this is the place to get your berries and sweet corn.

Since this event is just days before the Olympics kick-off in Rio...they're also honoring our Olympians with a wacky day of fun, games and exercise.
(Can berry picking really impact the biceps?)

Silly Joe will get things started, with an energizing day of family-oriented games.

Swimming and diving fans should visit the DUNK TANK where, if you can throw straight - you can make people dive for their lives! 

Apparently this is a WIN/WIN day for people with a mean streak. 
(Just kidding!)

Music by The Ultimates will get you warmed up for the riggers of berry and corn picking - and special guests for the day include:
Mr. Mouse
Bouncing Tiger
The Absorbent Sea Creature

Linvilla Orchards
Linvilla Website
GPS: 137 W Knowlton Rd, Media, PA 19063
PH: (610) 876-7116
OPEN: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

From Dragonfly Walks (July 17th & 31st) to Bird, Butterfly, Plant and Nature Photography Expeditions, the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge is One of the Most Amazing Places in the Country - and it's Right Here in Delco!

This was America's First Urban Refuge, established in 1972 for the purpose of preserving, restoring, and developing the natural area known as Tinicum Marsh, to promote environmental education, and to afford visitors an opportunity to study wildlife in its natural habitat.

Admission is FREE and the park is open every day, sunrise to sunset. The Welcome Center is open daily (except Federal Holidays) from 8:30am to 4pm.

It's unique blend of forests, meadows, marshes and wetlands provides a haven for hundreds of species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. And, each month the staff plans about a dozen special guided tours for visitors.

Thousands come to hike 10 miles of woodland trails...canoe and kayak on the in the creeks...and explore all the the other nooks and crannies of this rare green jewel thriving in the shadow of state-spanning bridges, superhighways and the Philadelphia Airport.

There's plenty to see and do in this 1,000 acre living classroom -- connecting people and communities with nature and local history, promoting resource stewardship, conservation, habitat management and living compatibly with nature.

In the mega hit flick  HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, 
Hiccup (a teenaged Viking and Dragon Hunter) encounters a dragon 
and soon realizes that
 "Everything we know about you guys is wrong."  

Don't be a Dragon Hunter like the Vikings in HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON... On July 17th & 31st, at 1pm come find out the truth about the lives of Dragonflies  ;)

Or take one of the tours below to learn about secret lives of other cool, creeping and feathered creatures living next door to us!

Walks and programs begin in the visitor center unless otherwise noted, and all programs are weather dependent. For more details visit:
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - Events Page

Saturday, July 2 -- 9:00am
BUTTERFLY WALK: Flying Wonders

Sunday, July 3 -- 1:00pm
PLANT WALK: Hot Summer Blooms

Saturday, July 9 -- 8:00am
PHOTO WALK: Birds and Insects

Sunday, July 10 -- 8:00am
BIRD WALK: Philly's Hottest Bird Spot

Saturday, July 16 -- 8:00am
BIRD WALK: Early Morning Birding Tour
9:00am -- FISHING EVENT: Fabulous Fishing Fun with Refuge Staff

Sunday, July 17th -- 9:30am
BUTTERFLY WALK: Flying Wonders

Sundays, July 17 and Sunday, July 31 -- 1:00pm
BIRD / DRAGONFLY WALK: Afternoon Birds and Dragonflies

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
FOR GPS: 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153
PH: 215-365-3118

How Tweet it is!
This big, beautiful new Media-Upper Providence Free Library invites you to their official Grand Opening, Saturday July 16th from 11 am to 4pm.  There will live music, giveaways, a scavenger hunt and special feathered & furry visitors from The Elmwood Park Zoo.

This huge community gala is the perfect summer fun day with lots to do and see for both adults and children.  There will be activity stations, videos, tours, new book exhibits, an expanded audio-video book center, and free refreshments in the parking lot from noon to 3pm.

11am to 11:30 am - Speeches & Ribbon Cutting
12pm to 1pm - Silly Joe songs & stories
1pm to 3pm - Lost Northern Tribe music
12pm to 4pm - Find your brick on the patio

Grand Opening fun includes Silly Joe Songs and Stories!
GET LOST IN THE LIBRARY - from 12pm to 4pm

  • With Giveaways by Library entrance and maps for self-guided tours
  • A Scavenger Hunt ( prize drawing 3:30pm)
  • Library video shorts: patron stories (1st level)
  • Browse the Media Arts Council art exhibit  (2nd level)
  • Children’s activity stations (2nd level)
  • and check out their enhanced Audio-Book Collection (1st level)
  • The new building also includes state of the art library lighting, a tech bar with pub chair seating to use your devices, 10 public computer stations and meeting space for up to 100 people. 


  • Paws for Reading Therapy Dogs will be on hand from Noon to 1:00pm-- children can read aloud to a therapy dog (or cat, or bunny!) in order to improve reading and communication skills. (After all, the pups won't care if the reading isn't perfect!)
  • And Elmwood Park Zoo is bringing a few animal friends to the party from 2:30 to 3:30pm

"Anyone who says they only have one life to live,
must not know how to read a book."  -- Author unknown
RSVP requested online at Eventbrite. Or, call 610-566-1918 between July 11th and 15th.  

New Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 12pm – 4pm
Sunday: 1pm – 4pm (Closed July-Aug)

1 East Front Street, Media, PA 19063
PH: 610-566-1918  

Sign up NOW for Sunday Morning Yoga Classes at Penns Woods Winery in the Brandywine -- Sundays, July 10th and July 24th.

This is how you make Sunday morning feel like a vacation for your body, mind and tastebuds!

If you do yoga, or have ever been tempted to do yoga - this is the time and place for a little zen time!

The setting is beautiful, natural and serene...the scent of the vines and the fertile earth make you feel connected to it. The gentle yoga classes are 60 minutes, guided by MERRYoga. And each class is followed by wine and treats... :)

You're never too old to start...and beginners are encouraged to come!
This experience emphasizes youth, not as skin and muscle tone, but the vibrancy of spirit when in perfect balance with your body.  
Let's face it...the older we get the more balance we need! Wear comfortable clothing, bring a friend and your yoga mat. 
(If you don't have a mat, most sporting goods stores and online sites sell them for $10-$20.)

Each class is $35.00 and includes:
•60 minute yoga class.
•Wine Tasting of 5 wines with farmer plate including a selection of fresh and local veggies, cheeses, and crackers
•A Penns Woods Winery souvenir wine glass.
•10% off all wine purchases after your class.

REGISTER AT: Penns Woods Yoga Class Information
For more information call (610) 459-0808.

We suggest arriving at least 10 minutes before the class to check in and prepare for the class.

Plus Painting Classes & Live Music Weekends!

All Month: Sunshine Sangria​ by the glass all month & Philly LOVE Plates: Fridays - Sundays : $28.99 per couple
July 2nd-4th: Live music along with Red, White and Bleu (cheese) Pairings! * Closing Early on 7/4 @ 5pm for Private Wine Club Member Only Event*
July 16th: Painting in the Vineyard

July 30th you'll be off to see the Wizard!
A great family night at the vineyard...

July 30th: Movie time under the stars!
See the Wizard of Oz...with free popcorn available along with a wine list by the glass and bottle. 
* Wine Tastings will end at 6pm, wine by the bottle and glass will be available until 10:45pm *
Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Address: 124 Beaver Valley Road,
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
*Off of Rt. 202 just 1/2 mile from the DE/ PA State Line*
Phone: 610.459.0808
Regular Hours:
Monday- Thurs: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Local singer/songwriter, Charlie Phillips is one of several outstanding artists at this year's Rock the Mill Music Festival.

Saturday, July 16th is the 3rd Annual Rock the Mill Music Festival, a day-long jamboree at Newlin Grist Mill's gorgeous natural amphitheater. The line-up is a musical genre mash up of new, emerging, and established local bands. 

No matter what kind of music you love, you'll find it here: folk, bluegrass, classic and indie rock, Irish, and blues.

This is the perfect way to relax and have fun with family and friends, enjoy the outdoors, listen to good music, and support Newlin's important preservation projects.
Click here for more information and ticketing details.
  • Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and (reasonably-sized) yard games. There will be areas of both shade and sun, so sunscreen is recommended.
  • Parking is free and they encourage carpooling!
  • No coolers allowed, but great food, beer, soda, and other beverages will be available for purchase.
  • This is a family-friendly event! Kids 12 and under are free and well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome, too.
The Music Starts at 11am and finishes at 7pm.  Performers include:

John & June Gallagher have performed as a duo for over 35 years, doing Irish, American folk, and children’s music at concerts, festivals, campgrounds and concert venues in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The Cat’s Pajamas makes hip music for kids, bringing comic notes to their high-octane kid-rock. The Cats put on more than a concert—they invite the audience from the very first note to enter a wild, wonderful world of stories, dance, puppets and props, all backed by a band making great music that just happens to be for kids.

Edge Hill Rounders is a three-piece acoustic band specializing in a good-time blend of classic Americana, honky-tonk  and folk covers with a few original tunes thrown in. You will hear some of your favorite songs and some that you wish you had discovered a long time ago.

Seven Rings fills in the niche for an Irish band with a heavy dose of classic rock influence along with a little country and bluegrass thrown in for good measure.

John Pollard is “hummable” and memorable, and carries on the tradition of storytelling through song, with universal topics of love, personal discovery, travels, connections, and more.

The Sin Brothers are a dynamic ensemble built around the core duo of brothers Mark & Erik Hetzel.  With a broad repertoire encompassing crowd favorites and eclectic b-sides, the brothers welcome all requests.

Plus Local Singer/Songwriter Charlie Phillips...

"Hinting at The Beatles one minute and Tom Petty the next." 
- Main Line Today Magazine

Songs from Charlie Phillips' CDs "All Roads Lead To Home" and "Just Love!"
are played on WXPN 88.5 in  Philly and other stations across the country and internationally.
The quote above is pretty powerful - and well deserved.
A resident of Glen Mills, Charlie Phillips' Brandywine Valley home is where he writes much of his music. Complete with baby grand piano and fireplace, there is a wall of glass windows that lets in the moonlight in by night, and sunshine by day. A perfect place to write, craft performances and jam with other musicians.

His earnest, melody-driven songs stay in your head - and the voice is so memorable, that after checking out several of his hits online, I could easily pick him out on the radio.

My favorite song is "Trouble" which opens with a harmonica-led deep-driving beat that your body can't help but move to.  There's great guitar work and a rich smoky-soul tone to his voice...and the line "Don't bring your madness here no more" stayed with me long after the song was over.

Click here to listen to Charlie's Songs on

"Growing up in Drexel Hill and now residing in Glen Mills, I feel very fortunate to be a musician in Delaware County, both as a performer and as an appreciator of live music.  

Within 5 miles of my home I have heard outstanding performances, from both local and national acts, at numerous venues in Media as part of The Media Blues Stroll and Roots Ramble, the Rose Tree Summer Concert Series, the Rock The Mill Festival at Newlin Grist Mill, and Burlap and Bean in Newtown Square to name a few.  

It has been my honor and pleasure to have played at each of these events and venues, and have upcoming performances playing my original material at Rock The Mill on Saturday, July 16 and at the Rose Tree Summer Concert Series on Sunday, August 14th as a member of  "The Core - The Eric Clapton Tribute Band.   
I hope to see you at these shows and encourage you to continue to support the thriving Delco music scene."
-- Charlie Phillips

Musical Note: (pun intended!)
Delaware County has always been a hotbed for musical talent...famous Delconians include Bill Haley, Joan Jett, Opera Diva Anna Moffo, Peter Nero, Jim Croce and more. Read about their Delco Roots and musical accomplishments in our Portraits Blog of Famous Delconians

Rock The Mill Music Festival is an annual fundraiser for Newlin Grist Mill, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit historic site and environmental center located in western Delaware County. The organization maintains twelve historic buildings and 160-acres of open space with over 8 miles of hiking trails. The site is a community resource used for education and recreational purposes. Proceeds support preservation and restoration projects on the site.

Newlin Grist Mill
GPS: 219 South Cheyney Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342
PH: 610.459.2359
Newlin Grist Mill

Say Mais Oui! to a Bastille Day Celebration of Music, Art, Dance, Shopping and Faa-a-a-bulous Food Up & Down State Street in Media.

Delco is going French on July 9th from 6 to 10pm - and you're invited to come experience the ART of Independence as they storm the Bastille with art, music, dancing, theater, outdoor dining, late night shopping, and fun for all ages. 

Media is a town that takes on new life at night...from dusk through 9 or 10pm, people are shopping, 
frequenting dozens of restaurants, racing into the Media Theatre to catch a show, 
or enjoying an ice cream cone with friends in Veteran's Square (pictured on the left, in the headline photo).  
Meet amazing Plein air painters, abstract artists, crafters, musicians, actors, entertainers, poets, shopkeepers, and neighbors. You can even take dance lessons along the trolley tracks, and dance into the night!

Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day. In France, it is never called Bastille Day --  it is La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration) --commemorating the Storming of the Bastille and the unity of the French people. 

And all month long...Dîner sous les étoiles! 
Go Dining Under the Stars!
Every Wednesday Night
July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Sponsored by the Media Business Authority

Keeping things very French this month, imagine you are dining at an open-air cafe on Paris' Champs Elysee'...

You'll actually be Dining Under the Stars on State Street in Media where Al fresco dining is on the menu every Wednesday night through September. Make reservations early, because seats go fast! Before and after dinner, do a little shopping at hometown flower shops, children's stores, fashion boutiques, jewelry stores, art galleries, gift shops. and more.

Bastille Day (and every 2nd Saturday throughout the year) Media brings talented local artists
and craftsmen to the sidewalks and shops on State Street.  This is a great opportunity to explore the local art scene!

Who doesn't love old movies?!?!?!?   
There's easily a dozen cable stations raking in viewership by riding the coattails of old films and TV shows.  

If you've never seen "BOEING Boeing" starring Jerry Lewis and Tony Curtis, you don't know what you're missing. Between the physical antics of the comic stars and the witty, wise-cracking ways of Thelma Ritter, who plays Bertha, Bernard's housekeeper - it's a hilarious romp through both a great story, and the social norms of 60+ year's ago. 
But no one should miss the stage version opening at Hedgerow Theatre this month! 
In the left corner, Thelma Ritter helps Tony Curtis hide
one of his many fiancees... :)  And in the foreground is a
rehearsal scene from Hedgerow's stage play.

If you like physical comedy and have a somewhat bawdy sense of humor you'll love the non-stop mayhem and magic of this outstanding production.

For Boeing newbies, this is a French farce* adapted for the English-speaking stage. It features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has 3 fiancees, all beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers.”  Things get more than a little out of hand when schedule changes result in overlapping arrivals at his door.

Bernard does his best to keep “one up, one down and one pending” until time...runs...out...(yikes!)

“This latest edition of a play named for an aircraft soars right out of its time zone and into some unpolluted stratosphere of classic physical comedy. 

Propelled by the same gusty spirit that animated Commedia dell’Arte and the silent films of Keaton, Chaplin and Lloyd, {this} may be earthy, but it’s seldom earthbound.” 
– The New York Times.
More About Boeing Boeing at Hedgerow Theatre

*A farce is a comedy that aims at entertaining the audience through situations that are highly exaggerated, extravagant and thus improbable. 

By Marc Camoletti, Beverley Cross, Francis Evans
Directed by Damon Bonetti
Dates: July 7 to August 21
PREVIEWS: July 7 and 8 at 7:30pm
OPENING NIGHT: July 9th, 8pm
Hedgerow Theatre and Administrative offices
GPS: 64 Rose Valley Rd, Rose Valley, PA, 19063

Delaware County Proudly Presents its 41st Summer Festival Season with 45 free concerts every Wednesday through Sunday, June 15th to August 14th in Rose Tree Park.
Performing June 18th: 22 Park Avenue: Big Band Gold

  • You don't need a ticket...just a seat on the lawn. (BYO lawn chair or blanket).
  • You don't have to dress up...tees & shorts rule.
  • You'll see lots of people you know...or at the very least, you'll make new blanket buddies 
  • There's fun food concessions but festival veterans know to bring a few of your own favorite treats (think back to the day of Drive-In Movies...great concession food for the first flick, scarfing down your own for the second :)

2016's line-up has something for everyone!

Matt Santry performs June 24th

All performances begin at 7:30 pm, and here's the June line-up:

June 15 - Rose Tree Pops, a 50 member orchestra performing light classics and movie hits
June 16 - Latin Love Songs by members of the Main Line Opera Guild
June 17 - Barefoot Bobby & the Breakers (Pop, rock and country hits)
June 18 - 22 Park Avenue: Big Band Gold
June 19 - Chico's Vibe (nine piece orchestra doing party music from the 60's to the present)
June 22 - Super Summer Sing-Along with Peter Moses (children's show, at a special time- 10am)
June 23 - Blackbird Society-Orchestra (Roaring Twenties)
June 24 - Matt Santry Band, Singer/songwriter band
June 25 - Eaglemania: Tribute to the Eagles
June 26 - Phila. Songwriters Project: 2016 Winners Tour
June 29 - Chester Country Concert Band
June 30 - Steve Pullara & His Cool Beans Band (Morning show for kids at 10am)  and at 7:30 see Jimmy & the Parrots (a musical trip to Margaritaville!)

No rain dates - so if a show is canceled due to bad weather, there will be a recorded message at 610-891-4455.  A passing afternoon thunderstorm does not always mean the the evening's show will be cancelled!

Rose Tree Park is located at 1671 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063
Lost in the suds...Andrew 'Ruby' Rubenstein, Michael Stiglitz, and Bob Barrar from 2SP Brewery.

Everything's coming up golden for Delco's own 2SP Brewing Company in Aston.

The critics love 2SP! They were just named Best New Brewery at the 5th Annual BEST OF PHILLY Beer Scene Awards held May 24th at World Cafe Live. (Presentation photo below.)

And there's more! 
Just days ago, 2SP captured 2nd Place for Best New Beer at the Philly Inquirer's 7th Annual BREW-VITATIONAL! 

But the most important critics of all are the Delco residents and visitors who have voted with their taste-buds and bums -  making 2SP the home of their new favorite beer and bar stools!

Check out their Tasting Room Hours and Fun Food Schedule below...

Keep on Truckin' in the food!
2SP brings in food trucks Thursdays through Saturdays. Guests can also bring their own food or have it delivered from a neighboring eatery.

June's Tasting Room Hours:
Monday-Friday 3pm-9pm
Saturday 12pm-9pm
Sunday 12pm-8pm
Brewery Tours
Saturday 1pm and 2pm
Sunday 5pm

This is where the magic happens....
Food Truck Schedule 
Thurs, 6/16 – The Flying Deutschman, 4-8pm
Fri, 6/17 – Varsity Dawg BBQ, 4-8pm
Sat, 6/18- Roasted Liberties, 1-8pm

Thurs, 6/23 – The Flying Deutschman, 4-8pm
Fri, 6/24 – Outlandish, 4-8pm
Sat, 6/25 – Urban Pizza, 1-8pm

2SP Tasting Room & Brewery are located at 120 Concord Rd, Units 101-103, Aston, PA 19014
P: 484-483-7860 F: 484-480-5927

Visit the 2SP Website

FYI - Wondering what 2SP stands for?  Owner Michael Stiglitz also founded the original Two Stones Pubs in he chose an abbreviated version of that name for his new Delco Brewery.

Destination Delco has created a Produce-lover's Super-highway to all the best places for regional, local and organic fruits, veggies, cheese, meats and all things fresh & homemade.

The round Farm-to-Table icon pictured above, is on the home page of our web site -- just click on it to tour some of the best local farms and produce markets from the Main Line to the Brandywine.
(For easy access from here, just click on the link provided below.)

Wolff's Apple House is one of the popular places featured in the guide -- it's a hometown fave that planted its roots in Delco soil more than a century ago. 

Wolff's Apple House is like a siren, luring people in with baskets and shelves bulging with outstanding produce!
In 1908, Anne Wolff and her five children moved from Bermuda and bought 24 acres of farmland in Lima, PA.  Two years later, her youngest son, Frank, embarked on his dream of becoming a farmer by planting an apple orchard.  He was 18 and named the orchard “Sunnybrae Orchards” after a boarding house his mother had run back in Bermuda. Thus, in 1910, Wolff’s was “born.”

As the trees grew and thrived, Frank had more fruit than he could sell out of his barn, so, in 1930 he built a small produce stand (below) to sell some of his fresh produce to passersby. Two years later, he built the first permanent structure. It still stands today as the base of the expanding farm market.  

Frank’s son Kenneth started farming as soon as he could walk, and under his direction, turned 24 acres into 52 and renamed the store, Wolff’s Apple House, after their main crop.

Expanding to carry a wider variety of fruits and vegetables, along with grocery items and nursery plants, Ken's son Peter took the helm in the 1990's.  He forged new relationships with local farmers and the business flourished. Peter passed away in the fall of 2015. But his dreams for the store remain alive with his brother Fran Wolff and niece Ashley Pippin running the store.

Delco's Farm to Table Produce Guide

I love every fruit imaginable - but give me cherries and I'm singing soprano in the opera! If you love them too, check out the recipe below...

Andi Wolff's Wilted Spinach Salad with Warm Cherry Vinaigrette
“I recommend this salad quite highly. I prefer fresh cherries to the dried, but both are delicious. Be careful not to add too much warmed dressing to the spinach leaves; you want them just wilted, not soaked.” –Andi Wolff