Spring has sprung here in eastern Pennsylvania – finally! Grass is growing and flowers are blooming. Both Easter and Passover, two of the holiest days of the year for the Christian and Jewish faiths respectively, are taking place in a few days. In America on Good Friday, many Christian families remember the crucifixion and death... Read More
Chinese New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world. It’s the most important holiday in China and to Chinese people all over. Here are 5 interesting facts that you may not know about Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival. In China, you’ll hear it being... Read More
Happy New Year!
Simple Gifts The Christmas story unfolds in the Book of Matthew that Magi, wise men from the East, followed a bright new star to Jerusalem seeking a newborn king. Legend gives their names as Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar. The Magi were re-directed from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, where the king was to be born according to... Read More
This Thanksgiving, it may be fitting to reflect with gratitude on the freedoms we enjoy here in America. Back in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt described four freedoms in his State of the Union address. These four freedoms were later illustrated as oil paintings by America’s celebrated artist, Norman Rockwell. The four freedoms were: Freedom... Read More
Dr. Joe’s nephew, Patrick Murphy, a Sergeant in the US Army currently stationed in Afghanistan, had the privilege and honor to raise his personal American flag today in remembrance of 9/11. Thank you for your service!
Labor Day honors the contributions and achievements of our workers and officially became a Federal holiday in 1894. At Jurgielewicz, we take time each August to celebrate our hundreds of employees at the Reading Fair in Leesport, PA. ... Read More
It’s Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial beginning of summer. Many families enjoy a long weekend at the beach. Others visit local parks for a picnic barbecue. And in many small towns, there is an annual Memorial Day parade with scout troops, local bands, sports teams, community groups and even fire engines with blaring sirens. Memorial Day... Read More
The snow has finally melted off the fields here at the Jurgielewicz Family Farm. Spring is in the air. It is a time to begin re-planting our fields with corn and soybeans. It is also a time for gathering with family for religious observances. Both Easter and Passover, two of the holiest days of the... Read More
See the fields ripe unto Harvest Jurgielewicz field corn is ripe with leaves dried to a crispy brown. The soybeans have turned into a sea of gold framed by long rows of hay ready for baling. Soon the combines will arrive, collecting the crops and clearing the fields. Afterwards, the farm cycle begins again with... Read More