Winter is now upon us, and the change in seasons reminds us of the age-old truths of constant death and renewal. Now the garden is dormant, and about the only thing we have left to sell are the delicious, nutritious eggs produced by these lively, industrious free-ranging feathered ladies. Just as the land is taking a break from production, entering into winter dormancy, resting until the Spring, so Dietz Produce is undergoing transformation.

We have decided to close our stand at York Central Market in order to pursue other possibilities. We will miss seeing our many wonderful customers at Central Market, and do encourage you all to continue shopping there. Compleat , which is next to our spot in market, has taken over our dairy and egg sales, and we hope you will continue to support them. Owners, Kevin and Laura Westover truly love York, and are doing a wonderful job of being a part of downtown renewal.

Dave will be joining Lemon Street Market as their new produce and dairy manager, beginning on January 4. Please check it out if you get a chance. It is an amazing little store on Lemon Street in Lancaster, PA, open 7 days a week, from 7 am to 7 pm. You will not be disappointed.

As our chickens are now busy running free, fertilizing our garden beds, we look forward to the Spring, when our humble self-serve roadside stand once again awakens with an array of naturally-grown fruits, veggies, and yes, free-range eggs!


In case you are looking for a good source for natural, pastured-raised turkey for this Thanksgiving, Lemon Street Market is offering pre-orders from four different local sources. Three sources offer fresh turkeys, and one is frozen. Deadline for ordering the frozen is this Thursday at noon. The deadline for ordering the fresh ones is Friday at 7 pm. You can order online at this link, near the bottom of the page: https://squareup.com/store/lemon-street-market?fbclid=IwAR2w-Fu8znfmHDdpzV16wKJCFw27PHelR63UGitj4lEawGdAv_Qp6BjP5Eo

Roadside Eggs!


We have our happy chicken eggs for sale again on self serve at the roadside stand. The chickens are pumping out the eggs, now that the days are getting longer! $5 per dozen. The hens are also fed non-GMO, non-soy feed. Remember, if it’s not free-ranged, it’s deranged. 🙂

Looking Ahead


This time of year is full of hope and promise and the tantalizing tastes of Spring approaching, interspersed with snowy reminders that Winter is not quite finished. In our cozy plant propagation area, however, it seems that Spring is already here. The emerging basil, cantaloupes, watermelons, cucumbers and flowers announce the start of the growing season, but best of all is…20180316_134048.jpg

…the FRAGRANT SMELL of baby heirloom tomato plants when I gently water them. A foretaste of August pleasure, for sure! Dreaming of roadside stand revival. Stay tuned.

New Hours: 9:00 to 2:00

We are now officially opening for business at 9:00 am at Central Market. Our 8:00 am opening time has been difficult for us to consistently maintain, and we don’t want to continue to disappoint folks who show up at 8:00, only to find us scurrying to set up. For those who have endured this, we thank you for your patience.

We will be reopening our roadside stand this Friday. Hours will be 8 to 3.20108599_10212130088719323_6179681969236680295_n Come on out and enjoy our Humbly Homegrown produce, and pick up a few bargains at the yard sale as well! We will also be open on Saturday with day 2 of the yard sale.

Coming tomorrow to a market near you! Sweet potato leaves are rich in vitamins, and make a great spinach substitute. Check out this link for more info:

Sweet Potato Leaves

Helping Hens

It is a special thing to share the work load with my sweet little hens, as they fertilize and till while I enjoy the 85 degree sunshine in the high tunnel, digging ahead of them. Continue Reading »

Burdock root

It’s good for whatever ails you, or something like that.

And chestnuts!