Business & Merchant
- Last Updated on Sunday, 01 June 2014 03:04
The Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to name Triple B Farms as its May Business of the Month.
Triple B was an abandoned farm when it was purchased by Ron Beinlich in 1967. Ron and Carolyn started their family farm in 1971 with 205 acres of land and 10 cows, calling it West Bend Stock Farm.
The cattle herd grew in the coming years, as did their family with daughter, Becky, being born in 1973 and son, Bill, in 1975. In 1984, the family planted their first strawberries and raspberries, changing the farm name to Beinlich's Beef and Berry Farm. The name was too long for customers to remember, so they called it Triple B Farms. Triple B sold their first fruit crop in 1985.
Now Triple B has three farms totaling 400 acres, three irrigation ponds, four acres of strawberries, two acres of raspberries, two acres of peach trees, 25 acres of sweet corn, and ten acres of pumpkins, plus various summer crops such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beans and other vegetables.
Over the years the farm has grown with many new farm buildings and other farm animals have been added along with areas of entertainment. Of course, Triple B has become "famous" for its annual fall festival. Son Bill and wife Sue now run Triple B while raising four children of their own.
The Beinlich family has tried to provide their customers with quality produce, agricultural education and entertainment. The Beinlich family hopes they have laid the foundation for Triple B Farms to be a family farm for many years to come.
Triple B Farms LLC, is a scenic farm located in southern Allegheny county, 20 miles south of Pittsburgh. Open late May through October 31. For more information, visit www.triplebfarms.com or call 724-258-3557.