Do you allow dogs?
No, we do not allow dogs on our grounds. Our primary concern is for the safety of our other guests, especially young children. Dogs can also scare our farm animals & fowl and strange dogs may fight with one another. Furthermore, health regulations forbid animals in our shops or Pick Your Own fields. Service animals are permitted without restriction.
Are you open every day, including Sundays? What are your hours?
Linvilla Orchards is open all year . We are closed on April 1st, December 25th and January 1st to January 13th for our Winter Break. Hours change seasonally and we have special holiday hours. Please check our schedule here.
What varieties of pies do you have? How much are your pies? How big are your pies?
Visit our Bakery page to see the large varieties of pies we offer. Most of our pies are $14.95, some are $15.95. The majority of our pies are 9 inches, some are 10 inches.
Do you ship pies?
Sorry, we do not currently ship our pies. We do ship other items from our bakery! See what we offer in our online store.
I'm a local photographer, do I need permission to have a photo shoot?
Yes, you do need permission. If you are interested, please contact our Farm Market Office for more information.
How should I dress my children?
We recommend you dress your children according to the weather and your own comfort. If you plan to go out and pick your own fruit, we recommend the children wear sneakers.
Is it muddy?
After it rains there are some areas that are muddy. However, we have many paved paths and many areas are covered with wood chips. The rows between the trees in the orchards are packed earth planted with well maintained orchard grass. Feel free to wear boots!
What can I do at Linvilla with my family?
You can visit the animals in the Barnyard and play in our playground year-round. Pick your own fruit is open almost every day from mid-May thru early November, crop and weather permitting. Fishing is open almost every day from mid-May thru early November and select days earlier in the spring. We offer hayrides, pony rides, train rides, face painting and more on special days. Please check our Calendar of Events for more information. You can also visit our Family Fun page.
What kind of animals do you have?
You’ll find deer, horses, goats, sheep, chickens and more in our barnyard. You can visit them year-round.
Does Linvilla charge admission to see the animals?
We currently do not charge admission to visit the animals. But the multiple hours of animal care, animal feed, animal medicine, animal vet bills, the maintenance of their housing and fencing and the grounds maintenance is financially dependent on the support of our customers. Linvilla provides many children with their first experience with a goat, sheep, horse, or pig. Please patronize our Farm Market, Garden Center and Pick-Your-Own.
Why might some of the animals look sick?
Some of our farm animals have been with us for many years and Linvilla is a refuge where they can age peacefully. Generally, farm animals are not given that chance to age. Spring and fall are times when animal’s coats change to prepare for the next season. Often the transition period can make them appear not healthy. We provide great care for our animals and give them a very nice home.
Do the animals have regular veterinary visits?
We work closely with our veterinarian. Our veterinarian is a second-generation vet who grew up helping his dad. He is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Each animal receives specific visits when necessary throughout the year and is given their yearly shots - usually in spring time.
Where do you get the animals?
Some of our animals are born on the Farm. Some of our animals are rescue animals. And some of our animals are donated or purchased from local farms. We sometimes raise calves from our dairy farm that provides our farm market with local fresh milk.
What's up with the deer at Linvilla?
We have had a herd of white tailed deer since the mid 1960's. We are members of the Pennsylvania Deer Farmers Association. We are strictly monitored by PA Department of Agriculture and the USDA. Often in the spring and fall the deer change their coats to prepare them for the next season. This transition is not pretty, but is necessary for the well-being of the animals.
What is available for Pick your Own Fruit?
Check our pick your own update for the most current up to date information.
Where do we go to Pick Your Own fruit?
Our Pick Your Own shed is located in two locations on Linvill Road. From mid-May thru mid-September you can check in at the top of Pumpkin Place. Check-in closer to West Knowlton Road from mid-September thru early November. There will be someone here to greet you and get you started so your whole family will have a great time picking your own fruit.
Do you use pesticides on your fruit and vegetables?
Although we sometimes carry local organic produce in our Farm Market, the fruit we raise is not organic and Linvilla Orchards is not an organic farm. We do apply appropriate materials when required. We always recommend that you wash your fruits and vegetables before using them, just as you would fruits and vegetables from the grocery store. We strictly adhere to all regulations regarding materials used and we reduce material applications whenever possible. Our farm manager, a graduate of Delaware Valley College of Science & Agriculture, takes continuing education classes and holds an Applicators License from the State of Pennsylvania.
We utilize Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Penn State College of Agricultural Science describes the practice as "an approach to pest control that focuses on pest prevention by eliminating the root causes of pest problems. When infestations are present and require immediate intervention, the safest, most effective methods available for the situation are chosen." You can find more information on their website.
How do I get to Linvilla Orchards?
Directions from Google Maps are here. Linvilla is conveniently located just outside of Media, Pennsylvania. We’re about 30 minutes south of downtown Philadelphia. Linvilla is located between Routes 352 and 452 and it’s easy to get to from Route 1, I-95, Route 322 or I-476. If you are using your GPS, look up Linvilla Orchards as a point of interest or use our GPS only address: 598 Linvill Rd., Media PA 19063.
Due to antiquated road numbering using our mailing address in your GPS will not bring you to Linvilla Orchards.
Is Linvilla Orchards accessible by public transportation?
Unfortunately there is no convenient public transportation to Linvilla. The closest train stations are on the R3 line. Moylan Rose and Elwyn Stations are both about 3 miles away with no good way to get here from the stations. There are no sidewalks on the roads. The 117 is the closest bus, but it drops you off ¾ mile away and you have to walk down a windy busy road with no sidewalks.
Is there an admission or parking fee? No!
There is no admission fee to enter the farm and there is never a charge for parking either.
There is no charge to visit the animals in the Barnyard.
There is no charge to check out the larger than life, hand-crafted displays in Pumpkinland or Christmasland during their seasons.
There is no charge for live entertainment performances during our festivals and special events when we commonly offer music, magic shows, contests and demonstrations.
We hope that while you are here you will support out ability to bring you all of the things that Linvilla has become famous for by:
Shopping in our Farm Market and Garden Center
Grabbing a bite for lunch or a snack at the Linvilla Grill or Bakery
Paying the $1 child's admission to the playground
Picking your own fruit or cutting your own Christmas Tree
Enjoying one of our hayrides, train rides, pony rides or trying our mazes