The Leshers have been dairy farmers for generations. On the 450 acres of fertile Berks County soil we raise corn, alfalfa, soybeans and wheat to feed to our cattle.
Our cows are pampered and polished. They graze on the lush green grass all spring and fall. The total balanced ration provides the best nutrients possible, coupled with personal care our cows are happy and comfortable.
Visit our farm display at the Kutztown Fair and Reading Fair each August.
Way-Har Farms - the actual farm is nestled in the valley directly behind the dairy store, along Lesher Road in Upper Tulpehocken Township. Although you cannot see the farm from Route 183, we do farm land along Route 183 and Henne Road.
Purchased by the Lesher Family in 1952, this 200-acre parcel is full of slopes and hills. In addition to the home farm we farm additional rented ground so that we can grow all the feeds and forages that we need for our cattle.
See the Pastures:
As you travel along Lesher Road you will see the fields divided into paddocks. We rotational graze the entire herd. This means that the animals are housed in the fields and paddocks not in the barns. The young stock is kept in the paddocks all year except for the worst months of ice and snow. The bred heifers and dry cows are kept outdoors year-round. The milking herd goes out every day, except for the extreme cold and ice. While in the pastures they consume a mixture of native grasses, the main source of nutrition for the milking herd.
We have a milking herd that consists of Holsteins, Jerseys, Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorns and Ayrshires. This mixed herd allows us a higher butterfat content, and a more palatable milk product.
Opened in October of 1970, there was an addition added in 1980. This simple farm market highlights our milk, our bakery items, our handmade chocolates, candy and our ICE CREAM.
Each day, our chef, Beth, creates several lunch specials. In addition to several soups, and at least one hot lunch special there are numerous deli specials offered.
Freshly made – these special treats melt in your mouth and quench that taste for something unique and chocolatey.
Fresh made pies; breads, cookies and cakes fill the shelves just inside the door. Order your favorite, with one day’s notice we can have your favorite baked treat waiting fresh for you.
With over 60 flavors in our recipe book, at the height of the ice cream season, you can find over 60 flavors to tempt your taste buds. Unique and hard to find flavors are part of our everyday inventory – such as Teaberry, Rum Raisin, Eggnog, Maple Walnut and more….
Sugar-Free Ice Cream is another big hit! We carry SF Vanilla, SF Chocolate, SP Coffee, SF Butter Pecan, SF Raspberry and SF Peanut Butter. These products are fantastic – sure to please everyone that wishes to watch their sugar consumption.
Ice Cream Cakes:
What birthday party would be complete without an ice cream cake? These delicious cakes come in 8” rounds to serve 8-12 people 10x14 for 20 to 25 people ½ sheet cake serving 35-40 people Special orders are welcome with a week notice.