Pumpkin PieDid you ever just want the “good fairy” to lay out the family feast for your next holiday gathering – and make that feast so unique, so healthy and so scrumptious that it would be the talk of family get-togethers for year to come?

Let Pennsylvania’s Americana Region be your fairy godmother! Plan a trip to the Berks County area between now and Christmas and pick up all the holiday goodies you need for your meal to shine. Add in some last minute gift shopping and you’ll arrive back home, refreshed, relaxed and able to enjoy a stress free meal.

Start at Frecon Farms. Pre-order one of their cage-free, farm fresh Christmas turkeys, available dressed and ready for the oven on December 22. If you live out of the area, arrange to have it shipped to you. While at Frecon, be tempted by rich, tasty, Pennsylvania Dutch style, freshly baked pastries, scones, breads, pies and cookies. Next, head to Renninger’s, and Leesport Farmers Markets, ideal places for holiday food shopping. Their stands brim with fresh meats, poultry, seafood, produce, cheeses, baked goods, and of course, PA Dutch delicacies. Find everything you need, from soup to nuts, for your upcoming parties, as well as scrumptious, specialty items to add to your table, or to give as gifts.

While in PA’s Americana Region, try some of our wonderful pretzels! They’re perfect for parties, and pre-dinner snacking. Did you know our pretzel bakeries produce 80% of the nation’s pretzels? Pick up some uniquely shaped, uniquely crunchy, and uniquely delicious “splits” from the Unique Pretzel Bakery. Tom Sturgis Pretzels has been baking traditional pretzels for over 150 years. Don’t forget to grab chocolate covered pretzels, great for gifts, and dessert. Serve artisanal cheeses from Say Cheese! with your pretzels. Delicious!

Belsnickel Lager from Stoudt's Brewing Company in Berks County, PAAnd what’s a special dinner without wine? Setter Ridge Vineyards, Clover Hill Vineyards, Folino Estate Winery, Long Trout Winery, Manatawny Creek Winery, Vynecrest on Main, and Ridgewood Winery are sure to have the perfect wine to accompany your meal. Beer lovers will appreciate the craft brews of Chatty Monks Brewing Company, and Stoudt’s Brewing Company, makers of Belsnickel Lager. How apropos!

You’ll find that Berks County in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region has all the ingredients for a spectacular holiday spread!