A Hidden Treasure in Palmyra

Palmyra Real Food Emporium

A unique food shopping experience can be found in Palmyra, on the corner of North Forge Road and East Broad Street––the Palmyra Real Food Emporium. A rose-covered archway over the entrance welcomes customers. A circular herb and heirloom vegetable garden, with more than 30 varieties of herbs, teas, vegetables and flowers, is planted along the walk.

Available for purchase by the public are annual garden memberships that entitle members to pick anything in season for their use whenever they want, even when the Emporium is not open. The garden encourages experiencing the fun of cooking with fresh ingredients even if customers don’t have their own gardens. Classes featuring herbs and their uses are planned for the fall.

The Emporium prides itself in providing the highest-quality fresh, local, organic, grass-fed, free-range and chemical-free meats, poultry, seafood, dairy and produce, equivalent to what is expected at a high-end restaurant. Selections also include baked goods, coffee, spices, sweeteners, snack mixes, specialty and gluten-free items.

A tasting room and retail sales area for Red Shale Ridge Vineyard and Winery, located in Hegins, is a unique area of the store. Tastings are available during regular Emporium hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays

“Our goal is to be a food source for people who understand that their wellness is directly linked to the quality of what they eat,” enthuses owner Tom Maurer. “We’re worth the trip.”

Location: 707 E. Broad St., Palmyra. For more information, call 717-813-0860 or visit Facebook.com/PalmyraRealFood.

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