Spending time in the Poconos, primarily in the Delaware Water Gap, I was told by locals that experiencing the fresh baked goods is a must. It’s a pretty rural town with an abundance of fresh produce.
In the center of town and throughout the Delaware Water Gap area, Saturdays and Sundays are all about the farmer’s markets. There’s plenty to choose from and a wide range of fresh goods. Fruits, veggies, honey, spices, cakes–it’s all for the taking.
Visiting the different farmer’s markets with live music is a great idea while visiting the Delaware Water Gap but if you only visit one place it has to be Village Farmer & Bakery.
Known around town, Village Farmer & Bakery has a nice layout of fresh produce in front of the store and a guy who barbecues chicken and smokes pulled pork on a smoker for hours at a time. It’s picnic style outside, so guests can pull up, grab a spot on a bench and enjoy some chicken and pork. As soon as you enter the area, the guy behind the barbecue instantly makes you feel like you’re a long-lost cousin that he’s happy to be reunited with. He’ll make sure you get plenty of samples of pulled pork and chicken while you decide what to eat first.
Inside the bakery, is an impressive layout of small pies, large pies, sweet potato pies, cupcakes, cookies and every delicious dessert you can think of. Creamy ice cream is sold for cheap and whether you can agree with this combo or not–a slice of pie with a hot dog is sold as a meal for only $2.49.
I never cared for pot pies prior to this trip but after hearing all the buzz about their homemade pot pies, I gave it a try and they truly are delicious. They have a variety to choose from including chicken pot pies and ground beef pies, all delicious, fresh and filling.
The food is good but the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere adds a lot.
If you can manage to visit this bakery with a good amount of self-control, it’s definitely worth the visit!