Father’s Day is right around the corner, and if your old man is a Berks County local, you’re in luck! The Greater Reading Area is rich in all forms of thoughtful and meaningful Father’s Day gifts and experiences, no matter your pop’s background and personality.
Check out what the Greater Reading Area has to offer this Father’s Day for the following types of dads.
For the Grill Master
If your dad has never been afraid to strap on the sneakers and grill-tility belt as soon as the weather warms up, then we have a few perfect gift ideas for you.
For the best quality meats, we recommend some of the Berks County area’s most highly-regarded beef farms, like Gauker Farms in Fleetwood, Zahncroft Beef in Womelsdorf, and Pasture’s Pride Natural Meats in Kutztown, all of which are family-owned and operated.
Even if your dad wants to venture away from the burgers this holiday, the Berks County area has a lot to offer. Check out Red Rope Farm in Douglassville or Country Time Farm Antibiotic-Free Pork in Hamburg for other protein delicacies.
To top it all off, be sure to visit Homesweet Homegrown in Kutztown to add a little spicy sizzle.
For the Wine Connoisseur
The Greater Reading Area is blessed with many exemplary wineries that have spent years crafting the perfect brew for any palate. In fact, Pennsylvania ranks fifth in the nation for wine production.
If your dad is the type to enjoy the finer things in life, don’t hesitate to check out the Berks County Wine Trail, which will take you from vineyards in New Tripoli all the way to wineries in Morgantown and everywhere in between. Along the way, you and your father can experience wine pairings and winemaking events at every turn.
Some local wineries, like Calvaresi Winery in Bernville, Manatawny Creek Winery in Douglassville, and Pinnacle Ridge Winery in Kutztown, regularly produce award-winning blends. This year, give your dad a thoughtful gift he won’t soon forget with local Berks County wines.
For the Sentimental Type
A real man understands the delicate value of natural beauty. This Father’s Day, celebrate your premier male role model by presenting him with a gift he probably rarely gets to receive, a wonderful assortment of locally grown flowers.
Stop by wonderful local shops like Levengood’s Flowers in Douglassville, PKF Industries in Mertztown, or Royer’s Flowers & Gifts in Shillington. Help your dad get in touch with his nurturing side with a delightful local arrangement. Who says a man can’t enjoy a deftly-orchestrated floral arrangement in the comfort of his own home?
For the Green Thumb
Plenty of dads love to be hands-on. If your papa is the type of guy who likes to get his hands dirty and enjoy some time outdoors, the incredible variety of horticulture-themed services and products in the Greater Reading Area is a great place to look.
Not only is summer the season of Father’s Day, but it’s also the season for gardening and landscaping. Luckily, you don’t have to go too far to find all of the essentials! Head to the local Berks County greenhouses, garden centers, and nurseries to find mulch, fertilizer, potting soil, and a large selection of annuals, perennials, hanging plants, vegetables, trees, and shrubs.
Plenty of locations, like Geigertown Greenhouse in Birdsboro, Kospia Farms in Alburtis, and Waterfall Gardens in Shillington, are truly limitless playgrounds when it comes to a dad with a strong passion for his yard.
No matter what type of Berks County dad you’re celebrating this Father’s Day, the Greater Reading Area has something for everyone.
Not to mention, supporting local farmers does more than just benefit your local community and economy. It also sends a message of support for local unity, higher standards of living, better health, and a more vibrant community.
Don’t hesitate to show your support of local farmers as well as your dear old dad by exploring local options this Father’s Day weekend!