Our Story

History of Dan Schantz Farm & Greenhouses, LLc

dan with pumpkin

In 1957, Dan and Mildred Schantz purchased a farm in Lehigh County 50 miles north of Philadelphia.  At that time, our main crops were fruits and vegetables which were retailed at local farmers’ markets and a road stand.

As the road stand business expanded, the farm operation grew and branched into the greenhouse production of bedding plants.  We started with a 22’ x 100’ greenhouse which was built in 1961.

Dan Schantz was selected Master Farmer in Pennsylvania in 1987 a lifetime achievement award.  He has served as president of the Marketing & Research Board for Pennsylvania Agriculture.  As a leader in Pennsylvania Horticulture, we take great pride in striving for the highest quality crops.

In 1990, we started shipping painted pumpkins of two pumpkin sizes.  Now we offer 10 different painted pumpkin themes with hundreds of designs; everything from display cases of 12 pumpkins to display pallets of 216 pumpkins per pallet.


Today, Dan Schantz Farm & Greenhouses operates four locations with over 50 acres of greenhouse growing range. Operating on a tight year-round schedule, we grow Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Mother’s Day Flowers along with annuals, Vegetable Plants, Herbs, special blooming plants, Garden Mums, Poinsettias and Foliage plants. With retailing as the foundation of our business, quality and customer satisfaction has always been our #1 objective.

We grow the BEST bulbs.  Starting with large size bulbs shipped direct from Holland, the bulbs are planted into our own special mix for bulbs and then cooled in our bulb coolers until greenhouse ready.  We have over fifty years experience in selecting, growing, and forcing holiday bulbs.

For the fall season, we ship a complete line of fall ornamentals.  We grow approximately 1,000 acres of pumpkins, gourds, mini-pumpkins, pie pumpkins, and Indian corn.  For over 50 years, we have been a major grower, packer, and shipper on the East Coast.  We take our fall crops quite seriously.  Starting with the best seed available, stay on a strict 7 day spray schedule, picked and packed with the retailer in mind, and shipped on our own trucks to insure prompt delivery.  We specialize in providing quality uniformed packed product for Supermarkets.

Let our experienced staff and quality product be a WINNER for you.