Weaver’s Orchard’s family farming began with Jacob and Lizzie Weaver. They were fruit growers in Delaware whose son, Daniel, purchased the current Berks county property. He started Weaver’s Orchard in 1932, with little inkling of what the orchard would become. He planted fruit trees, berries and vegetables and marketed the produce by the truckload on street corners in the city of Reading. At the time, this was known as a “Huckster route,” which meant he was a type of produce peddler common in those days.
Soon he started selling from the farm and set Weaver’s Orchard on the path to becoming a community destination. Daniel’s son Allen became a partner in the operation and the business continued to grow as they marketed the produce through farmers markets and on the farm.