At Wolff’s Apple House, we are committed to nourishing our customers and our local agricultural economy. Bringing the Greater Philadelphia area a wholesome farm market means that we sell the highest quality food possible, provide excellent customer service and support local farmers, artisans and businesses.
Selling the Highest Quality Food Possible
Knowing our Farmers
We hand-select the very best produce from farmers we know and trust.
We develop relationships with these farmers, understand their agricultural practices and verify that their fruits and vegetables meet our high standards. Visit our produce section to find out more about how we select fruits and vegetables!
Offering Local Freshness
We offer a valuable product that most chain food stores do not—foods fresh from family farms within a 50-mile radius of Wolff’s.
Most supermarkets prefer to deal with only a few farms to source their products, so chances are you’ll never see asparagus grown on the East Coast or strawberries grown closer than Florida at many Pennsylvania grocery stores, even when they are fresh locally!
Staying “Always in Season”
Being “Always in Season” means that fruits and vegetables arrive fresh at our market every day, and we don’t shut down for the winter! We offer farm-fresh produce that grows even in cold months.
Cultivating Flavor & Health
We choose healthy and flavorful local fruits and vegetables that are sure to satisfy our customers.
This is easy to do when working with local foods. Local farmers are able to grow foods for superior taste, but farmers who sell to supermarkets have to grow food for its ability to withstand industrial harvesting equipment and travel long distances without deteriorating. Local food really is tastier and fresher!
Local produce doesn’t lose its nutritional value, either, the way shipped foods can. Fruits and vegetables lose their vitamins and other nutrients as their freshness fades. Because local produce does not have to travel far, it is usually sold the day or day after it is picked. Produce from most chain supermarkets can spend up to two weeks in transit, so it is not nearly as fresh or healthy.
Providing Excellent Customer Service
Offering Informed Assistance
Expert assistance is always nearby at Wolff’s. Knowing our vendors and being a family- and community-staffed business give us a depth of knowledge that serves our customers well.
Listening to Customers
We listen to our customers’ requests. The items we stock reflect the needs and preferences our customers have expressed.
Welcoming Our Shoppers
Our staff combines knowledge and hospitality. We want you to feel welcome as you shop!
Creating an Authentic Space
Our historic farm market creates an authentic and meaningful space where the community can socialize.
The main base of our farm market was built in 1932 and currently houses our prepared food, dairy items and cash registers along with our bakery and Farmhouse Gift Shop. The historic, rustic look of our farm market is the real thing!
Supporting Local Farmers, Artisans and Businesses
Sustaining the Local Economy
The large quantity of items we source locally supports this community’s farmers, artisans and businesses and makes the community aware of the talented, dedicated and innovative entrepreneurs in our region. Buying local food can provide five times more investment in our local economy than buying at a supermarket would!
Helping to Save Open Space
Land values are high in the Greater Philadelphia area and business we give to local farmers ensures that farmland stays productive and open.
Reducing Food Miles
We buy from vendors no more than 50 miles away whenever possible and currently offer fruits and vegetables from over 65 local farms.
In contrast, most of the produce found in a supermarket has traveled an average of 1500 miles by the time it reaches your table! Our commitment to supplying in-season produce means the food is always fresh and hardly ever needs to be shipped far.