Valentine's Day treats
Ard's Farm is all about chocolate and sweets. We hand-dip all of our chocolates. From potato chips to caramels to pretzels. It's all here. And what's Valentine's Day without strawberries. So...we dip strawberries just for the special occasion.
At Ard's Farm our roots are in agriculture and farming, giving us a unique perspective on food and those who produce it. Our mission in our market is to offer the Central Pennsylvania community the opportunity to shop many local vendors in one location. We work hard to source only the best local food products and currently stock an array of products from over 20 Central Pennsylvania's small businesses. Learn more about our locally sourced vendors here!
Huff's Honey Farm - Huff’s Honey Farm, is owned and operated by Josh and Sam Huff (brothers). The Honey Farm is located near Trout Run, PA. Born and raised in northern central Pennsylvania their roots and faith run deep for the prosperity of these lands and our community.
Happy Valley Soup Company - Inspired by their family recipes, Happy Valley Soup Company’s natural and delicious soup mixes are made with the finest freeze-dried ingredients containing no preservatives or MSG. Their soups mixes are filled by hand in notorius Happy Valley located in central Pennsylvania.
Little Barn Noodles - Create classic PA Dutch dishes in your kitchen with the help of these Little Barn Noodles products. A staple in Lancaster County, Little Barn Noodles is a small business dedicated to producing fresh, wholesome pasta. Because they’re dedicated to creating quality products, Little Barn Noodles produces egg noodles without added salt, color, or preservatives.
Fresh Roasted Coffee - From Sunbury, PA, Fresh Roasted Coffee provides coffees chosen and established with great love and greater yet - consideration of origin, flavor profile and quality. Impeccable roasting and freshness are the keys to revealing what each unique coffee has to offer. Their fresh coffee beans are roasted per order, immediately packaged and shipped directly to your door. They want their customers to experience fresh coffee at its peak drinkability, just a few days after being roasted to perfection.
Rip Rap Baking - Bakery Crackers are hand made in small batches on their farm bakery in central Pennsylvania. They grow some of their organic ingredients seasonably, others are sourced locally. All of their products are artisan produced by people not machines. Each of their delicious flavors are perfect on their own or an ideal accompaniment to wine, cheese, soups or dips.
Kelchner's Food Products - Since 1938, Kelchner's Horseradish Products has been producing Horseradish, Cocktail Sauce, Hot Mustard with Horse-Radish, Tartar Sauce and Horse-Radish with Beets. Adhering to old family recipes and attention to freshness, they produce the finest condiments known as traditional favorites in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region.
Allgyer's Home Canning - From New Holland, PA Allgyer's Home Canning provides a variety of products including beets, chow chow, peaches, pickles, corn relish and sweet garden vegetables.
Oak View Acres - Stuffed Peppers from Oak View Acres adds a touch of class to any meal! From a small family cannery in a rural setting in Lancaster County.
Shade Mountain Winery
Shade Mountain Winery and Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery that grows and harvests over 30 different varieties of grapes. From harvesting grapes to bottling wine, Shade Mountain's list includes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio and more. At Ard’s you will find a kiosk with a selection of Shade Mountain's best! There are also complimentary tastings available. We are the perfect location to stop by and grab a bottle for a gift, date night, or even a picnic lunch! You can also add a bottle of wine to Ard’s Farm gift baskets!
Gift baskets at Ard's have been around since the very beginning! Baskets include an array of our favorite products bundled to perfection, or you can build your own one of a kind basket. We stand apart from the competition with beautifully crafted baskets that include local products. Ard’s provides a seamless ordering experience, a large selection of baskets, and we are happy to deliver or ship! We guarantee that your loved one will find our basket wrapped beautifully and ready to be enjoyed!
Meet Kyle Ard
Not only is it her daily focus to make sure that the business runs smoothly, but she is also in charge of training managers in every department. She is the type of owner who has worked in literally ever area of the business! Kyle will even tell you herself, that she has cleaned the bathrooms because we are a part of a team at Ard’s! This attitude alone is responsible for the loving atmosphere that you will run in to here. Many of our employees aren’t just coworkers, but friends. And even in the busiest of times she is there with a positive attitude ready to help!
On the more relaxing side of things it has always been Kyle’s passion to sew. While sewing hadn’t fit into Ard’s for a while, more than embroidering some of our original clothing, she now creates custom linens for events. Her talent is incredible. She has made our staff Gatsby ballgowns for themed events as well as sewn hundreds of runners for personalized weddings. This is just a part of her creative mind, that keeps the business up to date and performing well.
Over the years, Kyle has become family to many of our employees. Some (not including her children), even call her “mom,” because that is type of person she is. Kyle is always willing to bend over backwards for her staff whether its hemming their clothing or in some cases even covering their shifts! She pours her heart in to the business!