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Kitchen Kettle Village

Preserve your name and farmland too at Kitchen Kettle Village on Route 340 in Intercourse. When you visit this quaint shopping village, take a couple minutes from sampling the flavorful jams and relishes to look down at the beautiful brick walkway beneath your feet. This special brick walk is part of the Village’s “Pave the Way to Preservation” program. When you purchase a brick for the walk, you not only preserve your name in the center of Lancaster County’s most celebrated kitchen, but you help save Lancaster County farmland as well. A portion of each brick purchased is given to Lancaster Farmland Trust.

The brick program was started in 1995 by Mike Burnley, son of founders Bob and Pat Burnley. The Trust was chosen as the benefactor so that Kitchen Kettle could help save our “precious commodity of scenic and sustainable farmland,” commented Pat Burnley. When someone buys a brick they can have their name, or somebody else’s name, their home town, and state name engraved on the brick and placed inside Kitchen Kettle Village.

In addition to the 41 bricks that have been purchased so far, Kitchen Kettle Village gives employees a brick after 20 years of service. It is a way to “preserve the person as always being here,” said Lisa Horn, Director of Fun. “When someone buys a brick, they are given a certificate explaining the program and how it helps save Lancaster County farmland. People often return to Kitchen Kettle Village and look for their personalized brick,” Lisa continued.

So the next time you are visiting Kitchen Kettle Village, ask at the Deerskin Leather Shop or the Jam & Relish Kitchen about purchasing a brick to preserve your name and Lancaster County farmland. For more information on Kitchen Kettle Village, please visit


Kitchen Kettle Village 2016 Rhubarb Festival and Baking Contest

"Bake a Pie and Save a Farm" and join the fun at Kitchen Kettle Village on May 21st for the Rhubarb Festival and Baking Contest! If you're not a baker, come out and purchase a delicious rhubarb dessert from the contest entries All proceeds benefit the Trust and help preserve farmland.

To learn more, visit Kitchen Kettle Village.







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