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From Our Farm To Our Store

We process our own milk in our facility located in the back portion of our retail farm market. This facility is inspected each quarter by the PA Dept. of Agriculture. We process whole, 2%, Skim, Chocolate, Strawberry and Eggnog milks. Plus we bottle light and heavy cream as well. We have been processing milk in our market since 1970.

Additionally, we manufacture our own homemade ice cream right in our farm market. We have created and produce over 90 different flavors of ice cream. This premium ice cream is a hallmark for Way-Har Farms. It consists of a 14% base milk then we add numerous inclusions to create so many different flavors and varieties.

THE BEST COWS AROUND

For years now, we have raised, groomed and milked our cows. Our supreme cows have won awards from many shows.

Ice Cream, Bakery, Deli, and More!

VISIT OUR DAIRY STORE

We have everything anyone could desire. From ice cream to lunch meat, and milk products to snacks!
Everything produced in the bakery is hand made just like the ice cream.
All milk products such as cheese, chocolate milk, and cream are made and manufactured right here in the store.

Stop on by for that homemade taste!

Ice Cream


All milk products available
- Fresh Farm Milk Available in pints, quarts, half gallons and gallons
- Skim, 2%, ​Whole & Chocolate
- Light & Heavy Cream also available in half pints, quarts and gallons

Bakery


Our in-store bakery makes everything one could imagine. Even better, everything is made fresh daily! Interested in learning more? Click the button below.

Deli


Our deli is open for lunch and dinner. We have hot soups, deli sandwiches, hot sandwiches, and deli subs. Make your own sandwich and pair it with one of our delicious soups! Soup and sandwich specials available daily.

Milk


Our milk is obtained and produced from the cows that we have living on the family farm which is located not far from the store. Want to know more?

Other treats within the store

In Novelty Candies, Licorices, Gummy Candies, jellies, chips, pretzels, Pennsylvania dutch condiments and sides. Local artists create the hand woven baskets, and soy candles, plus other decorator items located through out the store.

Call to order items in advance!
Also feel free to eat in our dining area!
Gift cards are available.

The History of Everything Way-Har Farms

About the Family, Store, and Farm

The Lesher family has lived in the Upper Tulpehocken township area for 6 generations. These German descendants spoke fluent Pennsylvania Dutch, worked the land and were members of the local church. In 1952, the Lesher family purchased the current farm. This original farm was 190 acres and as the years past, the family added additional acreage.

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In 1968, the herd of cows moved from an old German style bank barn to a modern 105 stall free-stall barn. Then in 2016, the Lesher’s made another major improvement and built a new free-stall barn that provide greater cow comfort along with better ventilation.

The family grows all of the nutritional needs for the animals on the farm. Growing corn, hay, wheat, rye, barley and alfalfa allows the cows to eat a special diet made just for them by the farm’s own nutritionist.

Preserving their resources is important to the family because they are committed to farming long term.

​Way-Har Farm Market is a third generation family-owned country store. The doors opened in 1970 as a dairy retail store selling milk from their farm-raised cows. The Lesher Family has processed and packaged their milk on the store premises; providing wholesome, super fresh milk and chocolate milk to the customers.

The retail store started in 1970 as the vision of Wayne Lesher and his brother Harold. The brothers wanted to bring their farm fresh milk directly to consumers and decided to make the bold move into retail sales. The farm market opened at a time when there were no convenience stores along Route 183 and initial sales were brisk. In 1979, they added on to the original facility.

As consumer wishes shifted and new convenience stores popped up in the area, the focus of the farm market shifted slightly. Milk was still king, but ice cream, and then later baked goods, crept up the ladder of prominence in store sales.

Today, ice cream, milk and homemade baked goods work together to bring a unique taste and product line to the loyal customers of Way-Har. The ice cream wagon is an additional source where delicious ice cream and milkshakes can be made and purchased. Additionally, you can find locally hand crafted baskets and other items displayed on the back wall.