Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Reel-y Fun Day of Fishing at Linvilla Orchards

2011 Family Fun Fishing Derby

Family fun in the great outdoors! Experience the thrill of your line being tugged further away while fighting to reel in the BIG one at Linvilla Orchards Annual Family Fishing Derby.

Take the family for a relaxing morning sitting on the banks of Orchard Lake for a day of laughter and competition. This event is perfect for your novice fisherman who’s looking for their first big catch! The excitement begins on March 31, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with transportation from the Farm Market to the pond beginning at 8 a.m. Orchard Lake will be loaded with over 1,000 trout ripe for the fishing!

Big catches mean big prizes. Join the fun to be the first in your age group to catch a golden trout! The entry fee for each fisherman is $14.99 and no fishing license is required. If all this fishing doesn’t make you hungry, the on-site Linvilla Grill will! Come to the Family Fishing Derby where you and yours will can catch the fun!

For more information, call 610.876.7116 or visit Linvilla Orchards is located at 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, PA.


Spring Is Here! And So Is Fresh Spring Produce.

Finally, the weather is warming up and Spring is officially here! We love all this warm weather, but what’s even better are Spring menus. Restaurants are just starting to, or just about to change their menus to reflect the fresh, Spring ingredients. Here’s a list of Spring produce from Food & Wine, so you can start doing the same at home (Also check out the link for yummy recipes to cook with these ingredients):

  • Apricots, Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocados Spring Produce
  • Carrots, Chives
  • Fava Beans, Fennel
  • Leeks
  • Mangoes, Morels
  • Peas, Pineapples, Potatoes
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Watercress

The Great American Meatout: No Meat? No problem!

Most people identify Philadelphia as the city where people from all over flock to feast upon the renowned “Philly” cheese steak, but around March 20 the city of Philadelphia will be taken over with participants of the “meat out.”

A meat free day, The Great American Meatout, created by the Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM), is the largest grassroots diet education campaign. This nationwide event promotes individuals to become more conscious of wholesome fruit and vegetable alternatives instead of meat and dairy products.

What will Philadelphians do without their prized cheese steak? Locals can chose from a variety of healthy vegan prepared samples from tofu sandwiches to a mouth-watering chocolate cake, which are being handed out across the city from different volunteers and venues.

Attending certain meatout events will also put money in your pocket. According to a article, at an event set up by the Penn Vegan Society at Penn’s Houston Hall, volunteers will actually be paying viewers $1 to watch a short four-minute video. This event will be held Tuesday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find more meatout events in’s article above.

Also check out Animal ACTivists of Philly‘s Facebook page for pictures from Sunday’s meatout events.

Who needs meat when eating healthy can be this easy and delicious?

Designer Sample Sale

If you love hand-crafted jewelry, elegant scarves, evening wraps, and high quality leather gloves, mark your calendar for Sunday, March 18th. That’s when Bianca D’Aniello, Gloria del Piano and Rosa Agliata Abruzzese will be hosting a sample sale of their beautiful accessories. And the best part is that all items will go for 30% to 50% off regular price.  Stop by to check it all out. And by all means, feel free to invite all of your fashionable friends.

When: Sunday, March 18, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Where: 225 S. 18 Street. 7th Floor

Hop into a Hayride to Bunnyland!

Spring is in the air, and there is no better way to celebrate the end of a long winter than a visit to Linvilla Orchards Bunnyland.  Hop aboard a hayride through the woods to visit the Easter Bunny house in Bunnyland. There will be story telling, lots of treats, and an opportunity to snap a photo with your host. After your hayride, enjoy a pony ride, get your face painted and visit the fluffy chicks and woolly lambs.

Be sure to visit the new Garden Center and Farm Market. The Garden Center will bloom with pansies, primroses, perennials, and all the traditional Easter flowers. The Farm Market’s bakery will be stocked with Easter breads, Easter cakes, and of course Easter candy. Cheese babkas, hot cross buns, cupcakes, cookies and Linvilla’s famous pies will be freshly baked in the bakery for your enjoyment and holiday celebrations.

Where: Linvilla Orchards
  137 West Knowlton Road, Media, PA
When:  Hayride Hours 11 am to 4 pm
               March 24, 25 & 31 through April 7
               Visit for details
Farm Market and Garden Center Hours
            Open 8 am to 6 pm daily
            Special Holiday Hours: Easter Sunday, 9 am to 1 pm

Linvilla Orchards is a 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, education and entertainment. To learn more visit or call 610-876-7116.