We are very fortunately located near three farms that offer multi-season harvests, entertainment, and fresh produce. All three also have great fall festivals, and you can find produce from each farm at different vendors.
My personal favorite of the local farms is Triple B Farms in Monongahela. Triple B’s Fall Festival is just great. You pay for an admission wristband that gets you access to most of the attractions. There are two large corn mazes, a pumpkin patch, apple picking, two big slides, jumping areas for kids, animals, and much more! Triple B’s greatness goes beyond just the fall festival.
Triple B has various harvests through the growing seasons, from strawberries in the spring though until apples in the fall. Flowers and different kinds of berries fall in between! Triple B has a great farm store that offers produce and related items. Apple butters, preserves, cider, and much more.
Another great farm in the South Hills is Trax Farms. Where Trax excels in is the store, or actually many farm stores under one very large roof. They sell plants and supplies, any kind of garden feature you could imagine, wine, fudge, produce, craft beers, antiques, and just about anything else you could imagine. Also, if you’re doing garden shopping in that area, you could check out Dupree’s Nursery and Flowers right down the road, where they offer a great selection of plants and floral arrangements.
Trax also has a nice fall festival, although, at least the last time we went, you had to pay per activity and it wasn’t based on like a wristband pass or anything. Still, they do usually have lots of stuff going on, including live music in the dining area
Trax is certainly a great local farm worth checking out. Yet another great South Hills Farm is Simmons Farm, which is actually pretty close to Trax. Simmons offers a great fall festival and has great on site attractions, including a hay maze, a fun playground, and a farm shop. They also have a market on Route 19, where you can stop to get great seasonal produce.
An honorable mention that is not quite a farm or an attraction, but is still a pretty great place to patronize is Jefferson Hills Honey. They sell great quality honey and bees from their home right off of Route 51. You can see the hives your honey comes from, and the honey is very delicious. I have used it to make very delicious mead. They also sell hives and bees, if you are interested in getting into the apiary game.
I’m sure I’m neglecting some farm in the South Hills, so please feel free to add it in the comments. We’ll try to hit other Western PA regions, as there are most certainly lots of great local farms and ag businesses. Thanks for reading.