About Us

You're running around trying to make ends meet, get the kids to their activities, dinner on the table, household chores - why not take a "time-out" for yourself or your family! Come out to the farm, and experience what we have to offer!

Fresh Picked Sweet Corn
For years, we have grown and harvested many varieties of the best sweet corn. This year, sweet corn will be ready for the dinner table by July 16th! Visit our roadside stand on Dairy Road where we will be offering the delicious sweet corn and fresh vegetables you have grown accustomed to and some new treats for your taste buds as well!

Pick Your Own Apples
Our scenic seven acre apple orchard features, Gala, Fuji, Crimson Crisp, Honeycrisp, Late Fuji, Cameo and Pink Lady apples.  Family friendly semi-dwarf trees make it easy to pick.  Pre-picked apples are available at the road side stand.  Starting September 26th, and weekends thru October 31st, take a wagon ride out to the orchard.  

Pick Your Own Pumpkins
We offer pick your own pumpkins on our family farm located in York County just south of Red Lion and North of Stewartstown.  Enjoy weekend wagon rides to find that perfect pumpkin to decorate with or carve. An excellent photo-taking opportunity, pumpkin picking is sure to become one of your favorite family traditions as it has become one of ours! Wagon rides start Saturday, September 26th, thru Saturday October 31st.  We also feature Fall Family Fun Weekends with a corn maze, a corn maze for young children, apple fling, straw bale tube slide and more.  $5.00 per person, two and under free.

Bring the Magic of the Season to Your Home with
a Real Christmas Tree!

To make your home truly feel like Christmas, there’s no substitute for the authentic look, feel, and scent of a fresh-cut live Christmas Tree. Choose and harvest your own Christmas Tree, and you'll know it's FRESH!

We have over 40,000 trees of many varieties and sizes spread over 40 acres.  Enjoy our Free Wagon Ride with Free Apples and choose and cut your own Christmas Tree with your family.

Get To Know Us

What Happens at Family Tree Farm:

Farm activities start late winter when we trim our apple trees in our easy “you pick” orchard.  Early spring seed catalogs start arriving in our mailbox and we spend hours going through them picking the best varieties of sweet corn, vegetables, pumpkins and flowers to plant.  Usually late March or early April we are in the fields planting Christmas trees.

Mid-April we begin planting our sweet corn and will plant every 10 days through late spring to ensure loads of fresh sweet corn through the summer months.  Early to mid-May, we plant our vegetables and flowers for our “you pick” flower garden.  Mid-June we plant our pumpkins.

Our roadside stand located at 4802 Dairy Road opens July when our sweet corn is ready and remains open through the end of September.  Open daily, we have fresh picked sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, squash, onions, peaches, plums, apples and more available for your choosing.  Ah, summer!  August and September are two of the best months in Pennsylvania for fresh fruits and vegetables.  September, we move into “pick your own” apples.  We have a seven acre orchard set up perfectly for easy picking.

October, we move up the road from our roadside stand to 4688 Dairy Road.  We have loads of fun in October with Family Fun Weekends.  We have a corn maze with two games in it.  One for all, a “who done it” mystery, and another “who done it” mystery for our young 2-6 year old visitors.   There is a straw bale tube slide, paint a pumpkin, dress our scarecrows, fling apples at a target and more.  We also have free tractor/wagon rides to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard. 

Christmas begins here on the farm with our open house the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  Come out and tag a tree and check out our freshly decorated wreaths, roping and more.  Opening day is the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday).  We are open daily through December 23rd.  Walk with your family or take the free wagon ride through 40 acres of live evergreens and choose and cut your own Christmas centerpiece.  You will also find plenty of holiday and seasonal greenery including fresh roping, decorated and un-decorated wreaths, fresh cut trees from our farm on our own tree lot, live trees and more!

History of Family Tree Farm

The name Family Tree Farm was chosen for two reasons.  One, because family helps us here on the farm all the time and second, the farm has been in Karen’s family for seven generations.  Adam Strayer was the first deed holder in 1810.  Karen’s grandparents, Howard and Estie Flinchbaugh, grew tobacco on the farm and her grandmother is listed in the 1900 census records as a cigar maker.  Karen’s father and mother, Howard (Hops) and Lorraine Flinchbaugh, were dairy farmers until the early 1980’s.  After that, Hops crop farmed the land until he retired.  Hops’ retirement from farming started the family on the Christmas tree farm path.  Like many farmers who retired, he needed to stay busy, so Rick Doyle, Karen’s husband, suggested they plant a tree farm.  Rick’s family, the Doyles from Whitehall, Maryland, had been very successful with their Christmas tree operation since the late 1970’s.  Hops kept the trees in tip top condition until his death in 1998.  The farm then passed to the current generation, Rick and Karen Doyle, who have expanded Family tree Farm to it’s current size and are excited to say that a succession plan for the next generation has already begun.  Family Tree Farm was awarded Pennsylvania's Bi-Centennial Farm Award for keeping the farm in the family for over 200 years.

We have many families who made choosing their tree from our farm a family tradition since we began in 1995.  We are thrilled to see a second generation continuing the tradition by coming to our farm to start their Christmas season.  Thank you for your continued support.    

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