Shade Mountain Winery
Gift baskets are something that we have been making since the very beginning. We have our favorites wrapped up in our gift baskets for you to choose from, 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 know the product will be received by your loved ones, just as nice as it left our hands, it’s our promise!
Meet the Team
Meet Kyle Ard
Kyle became a part of the Ard Family in 2002 when she married Alan Ard! She originally grew up in the Columbus, Ohio area, but preferred life in a more rural setting which landed her in central PA. With a business degree from Bucknell and many years’ experience in retail management, she has been very instrumental in helping the business to prosper. Kyle has learned how to do it all over the years by assisting with the restaurant upon opening to expanding the business to include catering. She has been a vital part of the expansion of Ard’s Farm.
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!
Meet Hannah Diehl
Hannah was born and raised in Hartleton, PA and joined the Ard’s Team in October 2013, when her boyfriend Zach asked her to help collect money for the hayrides on the weekends during the fall season. After fall she was asked to come inside and learn the ways of the market and after a couple years working as a cashier/customer service team member, she became Ard’s deli manager. In May of 2017 she decided to try her hand at something else and left Ard’s to get married to her middle school sweetheart, Zach and started working as a dog groomer in Mifflinburg. Almost exactly a year later Hannah came back “home” to work at Ard’s again full time and accepted the position of Market Manager.
Hannah and her husband Zach bought a house in South Williamsport, PA in April 2018, she commutes every day to Ard’s. Although Hannah loved grooming and still grooms from time to time, she was happy and excited to take on the manager’s position and is still learning everything there is to know about running the market.
In Hannah’s free time she enjoys reading, quilting and hiking especially if the hike includes waterfalls! She has a huge soft spot for all animals and loves spending time with her Australian Shepherd Odin, and two rabbits Turbo and Patchy.