Schantz Orchard is a 300 acre orchard that produces 50,000 bushels of apples, peaches, pears, cherries, grapes, plums, pumpkins, and gourds annually. Purchased by Fred and David Jaindl in 1988, the orchard sells produce to local supermarkets such as Wegman’s along with many local fruit stands and farm markets in the Lehigh Valley.
Schantz Orchards was started in 1919 by Milton P. Schantz. At that time peaches were his main crop. The Jaindl and Schantz families have a close friendship that dates back to the 1940s.
In 1987 Fred and David Jaindl purchased the Orchards from Milton’s grandsons, Louie and Harold Schantz. Louie and Harold have continued to assist with the daily operations of the orchard which produces over 60,000 bushes of fruit annually on its 300 acres. The Orchard crops include apples, peaches, pears, plumbs, grapes, and cherries. During the Fall months Schantz Orchards also offers pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and fresh pressed apple cider.