Sweet Treats & Salty Eats Tour
Two-Day Tour Option
The Markets at Shrewsbury
The Markets at Shrewsbury features over 20 merchants who sell everything from locally-grown produce, Amish desserts and canned goods, and farm-fresh meats and cheeses to traditional PA Dutch furniture, crafts, and gifts. The farmers market also boasts a variety of local eateries all in one convenient location.
Brown's Orchards & Farm Market
Brown's Orchards and Farm Market is nestled among the rolling hills of Southern York County, yet not far off the well-beaten path. Plenty of delightful shopping awaits you – specialty foods, charming gifts, fresh deli items, delicious baked goods and a welcoming sunroom flower shop. Don’t forget the candy counter with everything from fudge to nostalgic candy. Enjoy lunch from The Brown Bean Café or the Shiver Shack BBQ Pit. Is your group in a hurry? Grab a boxed lunch to enjoy in route to your next stop!
Standing at the corner of North Beaver and Philadelphia Streets for over 130 years, Central Market is a reminder of York’s storied history and the anchor of the revitalization of Downtown York. Market shoppers enjoy the finest in locally grown flowers and produce, baked goods, fresh seafood, meats, deli products and many specialty items. Visitors will find fresh local flavor at the many prepared food vendors.
Stauffer’s Factory Outlet
Stop by Stauffer’s Factory Outlet store where you can shop in their large store which is handicapped accessible and set up to accommodate bus groups. Known worldwide for their Animal Crackers and cookies, Stauffer’s Outlet offers a wide variety of other cookies, candies and salty treats delighting shoppers with every visit.
Turkey Hill Experience
See how Turkey Hill ice cream is made, sit in a milk truck, milk mechanical cows, and learn about the people and culture of Turkey Hill Dairy. Create your own virtual ice cream flavor, ice cream package and a commercial. Then visit the Turkey Hill Taste Lab and bring your virtual ice cream creation to life as you make your OWN pint of ice cream! Of course, there are plenty of unlimited free samples of ice cream and iced tea products, too.
Martin’s Snacks (only on Tuesdays)
The tour at Martin’s Snacks starts where the potatoes are unloaded and ends with your group eating fresh popcorn and potato chips directly off the production line. In between you will tour the 75,000 sq. ft. facility which produces over one million bags of chips each month. Don’t forget to pick up a bag of famous Kettle Cook'd Chips in the outlet store!
Revonah Pretzel (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
This small, family-owned operation produces pretzels made from Grandma’s original sourdough recipe. Each batch is rolled and twisted by hand, salted to perfection, then baked in the 70-year-old hearth brick and stone oven before being hardened in a 160-degree heated kiln for hours. The result is a delectable golden-brown pretzel with the perfect amount of crunch!
The Markets at Hanover
There's so much to love about the Markets at Hanover, where you'll enjoy a unique dining and shopping experience in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Meet local farmers, craftsmen, artisans, & restaurateurs offering everything from wood fired pizza to traditional and international food. Find fresh meat, poultry, seafood, and produce; baked goods; organic, grass fed, and free-range products; gourmet grocery items, home decor; gifts galore; wine tasting - and so much more!
Snyder’s of Hanover
The Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Bakery offers a free in-house tour that combines the exciting history with a fast-paced manufacturing facility. On the guided walking tour, you'll see the raw material warehouse, finished goods warehouse (where you will see robotics at work), and the state-of-the-art packing room. After that you'll see the oven room where you can almost taste the pretzels. The tour starts and ends at the Factory Store where you will be treated to a free bag of pretzels at the completion of the tour.