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Reindeer photo op turns out to be a popular attraction at Berks farm

Reindeer are not the kind of livestock you would usually find on the LaFaver Family Farm near Hamburg, but they recently took center stage over the cattle there.

More than 500 people came to the farm on Dec. 11 to meet and greet reindeer and have a photo taken with them, said Emily LaFaver, who owns the farm with her husband, Travis. Three farms worked together to pull off the unusual event.

“It was a great night had by all,” Emily said of the event that she organized with Sherry Fuhrmann from Pure Wild Tea of Upper Tulpehocken Township. The reindeer came from Spruce Run Reindeer Farm near Bloomsburg, although Lafaver said she told everyone they flew in from the North Pole.



Also on hand was the Hamburg Fire Company, which brought Santa to the scene to hear Christmas wishes from children. Photos were taken by Haley Fox, who owns Stelladorables Photography.

The event was so successful that the LaFavers hope to hold it again next year.

The LaFavers operate a cow/calf beef farm. They sell their products in their on-site farm store and provide beef to Plum Creek Farm Market and Creamery in Bern Township.

LaFaver may be best known for the Spreading Local Love, a project this summer in which businesses could sponsor a $30 box of Berks made food and related products to be sent to a family. Hundreds of boxes were distributed.


Source: Berkshire mont

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