Friday, April 17, 2015

Dan Schantz Tour Information 2013

Dan Schantz Tour Information

Dan Schantz Farms in Zionsville, Pa offers free tours as a community service.  Tours connect us closer to our customers, our school age "future horticulturalists" and others in the industry.  Each tour is custom made for your specific group.  Tours usually start at 10 am or earlier Wednesdays thru Friday.
Touring our facility is a good way to see the plants we grow for our retail store on Lehigh Street in Allentown.

What to expect on your tour:
See first hand the inner workings of a 50 acre wholesale greenhouse farm, plants growing from start to finish.  Meet our growers, see automation and computerized machinery watering plants, maintaining temperature vs. the older section of manual greenhouse.  See seeds being sown and germinated, transplanting machines, our soil making room, our coworkers working in the greenhouse.  Mostly, see millions of beautiful plants. 

Guests are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour.
Those who arrive after the scheduled time will not be permitted to attend. We apologize, but there is no way for you to find us or catch up. No unsupervised person may be admitted to our compound.

There are restroom breaks half way thought the tour. Anyone with special needs please ask the guide so we may accommodate you.

Wear comfortable shoes. and shoes you won't mind getting a little wet.
Wear layered clothing.
If it's a sunny day, even if it's cold outside, expect certain areas to be HOT or warm.
It normally takes 2 hours from start to finish, and although leisurely, will require a bit of walking. 

Take lots of pictures.
Ask lots of questions.

If you are scheduling a child/school tour, Click on this link
We hope you enjoy your visit!

Thank you for your interest in our facility, we look forward to planning your special trip.
Cindy Thomas


Please contact me for my personal office phone number.

Our address is 8025 Spinnerstown Road, Zionsville, Pa 18092

Directions here:
From Allentown:
I-78 East towards Quakertown
Take 309 Quakertown exit, stay in right lane to Saucon Valley Road.
Take LEFT  onto Limeport Pike (end of Saucon Valley Road)
Drive about 8 miles, go Left  onto Spinnerstown Road
Go up hill, turn Left into Dan Schantz Greenhouse Complex.
*Please have ONE adult go into the office to announce. 
All children or others stay with vehicles outside. (we will be driving immediately up the hill to the greenhouses, then walking the rest of the way)

From Bethlehem:
I-78 West towards Quakertown.  See directions above*.

From Philly or South:
Take PA Turnpike- NORTH  NE extention to Quakertown Exit
Turn West (right) onto John Fries Hwy (663)
Turn right onto Spinnerstown Road
follow Spinnerstown for 3.5 miles aprox. (follow yellow lines on road)
turn right into Dan Schantz Greenhouse complex.  See directions above*.

From Quakertown:
663 to right onto Spinnerstown Road (just after PA TPK NE EXT. )
follow yellow lines for 3.5 miles
turn right into Dan Schantz Greenhouse complex.
Please see directions above*