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A Little Farm Stand Find For You

Feel like taking a drive to find some produce? Head for the mountains!

By Michael Buck and Michelle Pittman

While driving north on Sullivan Trail in Plainfield Township, just before reaching the small boroughs of the Slate Belt, you’ll find a farm stand that caters to just about every seasonal want and desire.

This is where we met Annette Weeks, owner of Mike’s Produce along with her husband Mike, and their 2-year-old rottweiler Roxy. We were there to peruse the mid-July fare, most of which is ¬†grown right on the premises. We picked up some giant eggplant, green and red peppers, romaine lettuce and red potatoes.

Oh, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg (lettuce, which they also had). The small farm also produces fruits in season and imports nature’s candy from ultra-local sources until their stock is ready, Annette told us.

One thing to look for in the next couple of weeks at Mike’s are the melons. Annette told us they will soon have a crop of watermelons and cantaloupe available. They will also have several varieties of watermelon like Sugar Babies, Sangrias (those torpedo-shaped ones) and yellow watermelon.

Along with myriad fruits and veggies, Mike’s also has a great selection of flowers for just about any taste and Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish favorites like hot bacon dressing, pickled vegetables and plenty of jams and jellies.

If everyone has the same experience we did, you’ll be greeted by a friendly young pup at the entrance to the store. Roxy, a 2-year-old Rottweiler, checked us out and handed us a few licks before settling back down in the shade. Mike’s is about 20 minutes north of Easton and located at 6397 Sullivan Trail.

The drive is beautiful. From Mike’s parking lot you’ll get great views of the Blue Mountain ridge and the drive up from Easton offers great views of the Plainfield Township farmland and valleys. Mike’s is open Sunday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. and the rest of the week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 1 through Thanksgiving. Call them at 610-863-3359.

It was hot the day we went and the trip made us a little thirsty. See what we made to cure that over at Feaston.