Horn Farm Happenings – June 14, 2022

Cycle the Solstice is Here!

This weekend we are celebrating the upcoming Summer Solstice with a scenic bike ride! After a long hiatus due to COVID-19, the 6th Annual benefit bike ride has returned. Join us on Saturday, June 18, 2022 for Cycle the Solstice, hosted by The Cycle Works of Wrightsville to benefit The Horn Farm Center.  All proceeds will help the Horn Farm Center carry out their mission as they continue to recover from the 2021 farmhouse fire.

Cycle the Solstice is a 30- or 62-mile bike ride through York and Lancaster counties that showcases the beauty and the bounty of the Susquehanna river valley. Riders will depart from the Horn Farm Center, located at 4945 Horn Road, York, PA 17406, starting at 8:00am in the morning, riding their chosen loop at their own pace. Along the way, riders will stop at local small business farms and markets for refreshments produced at the farms and other local food and agriculture businesses.

Upon completion of the ride, participants will enjoy a catered lunch by Leg Up Farmers Market and musical entertainment by Bend the Rails, a soulful blend of gutsy folk, blues, and country music.

The cost to ride is $32.00 for the 62-mile ride and $27.00 for the 30-mile ride.

A limited number of lunch tickets are available for those who prefer not to ride but want to enjoy the celebrations at the Horn Farm. Lunch tickets are $15/person and can be purchased on the registration page.

The 2022 Cycle the Solstice Benefit Bike Ride is sponsored by:

  • The Cycle Works of Wrightsville

  • John Wright Restaurant

  • Leg-Up Farmers Market

  • Shank’s Mare Outfitters

Click here to learn more and register. 

The Cycle Works of Wrightsville

The Cycle Works of Wrightsville is a locally owned bike shop in Wrightsville, PA. Their aim is to serve you with a smile and to help you have as much fun on your bike as they do. Our friends at the Cycle Works are out for more than the bottom line. Their family-oriented and service-first approach is a reflection of their dedication to customer satisfaction and an extension of their belief that cycling can be so much more than just a hobby.

We thank The Cycle Works of Wrightsville for organzing the annual Cycle the Solstice benefit ride and for supporting the mission of the Horn Farm Center.

Thank You John Wright Restaurant!

This year’s Cycle the Solstice fundraiser couldn’t be possible without the help of John Wright Restaurant, who is sponsoring the event.

John Wright Restaurant always does their best to provide the freshest ingredients possible. They take pride in the quality of their food by purchasing from local farmers. Their personal relationships with farmers ensure that their products are not processed or pre-made. Not to mention, John Wright Restaurant provides a unique dining experience with exceptional service!

Thank you John Wright Restaurant for being a valued member of our community and for supporting the Horn Farm Center!


More Good Businesses Doing Good

We also wanted to give a shout out to two local businesses for supporting our fundraising efforts this weekend. Thank you Leg Up Farmers Market and Shank’s Mare Outfitters for being a friend of the Horn Farm Center. We are so grateful for your support. If you haven’t visited these local businesses, you are truly missing out!

Shank’s Mare Outfitters specializes in sales and rentals of recreational, touring, and fishing kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, disc golf gear, and outdoor accessories.

Leg Up Farmers Market is a full-service natural foods grocery store in York, PA  that supports the work of Leg Up Farm, a nonprofit therapy center for children with special needs, and Able-Services, a nonprofit day program service for adults with special needs.

We also thank the following businesses for providing healthy snacks, rest stops, and beautiful scenery for the ride:


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Save the Date: York County Pawpaw Festival

Join us for the 18th annual York County Pawpaw Festival – an outdoor, family-friendly festival celebrating York County’s beloved pawpaw!

This year’s Pawpaw Festival, presented by Horn Farm Center and UPMC, will be held on September 24th & 25th from 10am-3pm at the Horn Farm Center. Things will be a little different this year, but we aren’t going to let the farmhouse fire stop us from hosting this wonderful community event.

At the event, pawpaw fruit (both wild and cultivated varieties) and trees will be available for purchase. Other pawpaw related items will be available including pawpaw cookbooks, books, and t-shirts. In addition, the festival will feature local food vendors, artisans, and community organizations.

The York County Pawpaw Festival is part of York County Watershed Week in partnership with the Watershed Alliance of York.