History of Dan Schantz Farm & Greenhouses, LLc
In 1957, Dan (a lifelong farmer) and Mildred Schantz purchased a farm 10 miles south of Allentown, in Lower Milford Township, Lehigh County, PA. In the early years the farm grew fruits and vegetables, which were retailed at local farmer’s markets and a road stand—functioning as a true “truck farm.”
As the road stand business expanded, the farm operation grew and diversified into the greenhouse production of bedding plants. The first 22’ by 100’ greenhouse was completed in 1961. That one solitary greenhouse spurred a continued and committed drive into larger scale wholesale greenhouse growing coupled with farming over 900 acres of Fall Ornamentals.
Today, Dan Schantz Farm & Greenhouses, LLC is the 32nd largest wholesale greenhouse grower in the USA, focusing on the annuals segment of the market, operating 1,814,381 million square feet of environmentally controlled growing space, as well as 10 additional acres of outside growing space. Our greenhouses are ultra-modern, featuring Argus computerized controls, automated planting operations, floor flooded watering, as well as our own bulb coolers capable of holding over 4 million bulbs.
We operate 4 company owned growing locations, as well as utilizing contract growers to make certain our plants are ready for the market at the right time and in the right quantities. We offer plants for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Annuals, Bedding Plants, Vegetable Plants, Herbs, Blooming Specialties, Garden Mums, Poinsettias, and a full line of Foliage.
We grow the BEST bulbs. WE start with large size top quality bulbs direct from Holland and utilize our specialty growing mix and bulb coolers to make our top notch Easter flowers greenhouse ready. We have over 55 years’ experience selecting, growing, and forcing holiday bulbs.
We manage and control all of our own delivery of our products to our customers thru our in house company staffed Transportation Operations Department. We ship our products from FL to ME, from NJ to TX, UT, OR. We are perfectly positioned in the I95 corridor between Baltimore-Philadelphia-New York to service major retailers in the Northeast Corridor of the USA.
As we began in Retail, as retail farmers, we still operate a Retail location in Allentown, PA where we service the local market and test our new and innovative products and programs with our retail customer base.
The business is run by an ownership team with over 250 years of collective greenhouse operations and farming experience, ensuring that your products are grown to the highest level of quality possible. This experienced team offers a continuum of the founding principles of Dan & Mildred Schantz’s Commitment to Quality, Fairness, Honesty, and delivering an Outstanding Delivery Experience to ALL of our Customers. We respectfully ask you simply give Dan Schantz Farm & Greenhouses, LLC a try- we are confident you will not be disappointed.
Let our experienced staff and quality product be a WINNER for you.