Nathan W. Drager, owner of Drager Farms, LLC, is a 4th generation farmer. Drager Farms specializes in raising 100% grassfed beef. We were thrilled to be the first farm in Pennsylvania to beRead more...
Nathan W. Drager, owner of Drager Farms, LLC, is a 4th generation farmer. Drager Farms specializes in raising 100% grassfed beef. We were thrilled to be the first farm in Pennsylvania to bedually Certified Grassfed by AGWandAnimal Welfare Approvedfor our cattle raising practices. That means all of our animals are treated humanely from start to finish, without the use of GMOs, antibiotics or hormones. We believe in being a positive change in the farming world, growing food that's good for you and good for nature.
Our farm used to be known as the "Wildcat Farm". Ulrich Engle and his wife Anna settled here in the 1750s, seeking religious freedom. The Wildcat Cemetery, located on our property, contains the inscription:
"Within this enclosure lie the remains of Ulrich Engle and wife who emigrated from Switzerland to this country with their family of eight children in the year 1753 and settled on this homestead. Ulrich died about the year 1755 and his wife about the year 1759. Some of their descendants are also buried herein. This burial ground has been set apart as a resting place for them and as a memorial of respect and honor by their descendants."
The existing bank barn and farmhouse, while not built by Ulrich, both date back to the mid-19th century.
Our property is situated within walking distance of Riverfront Park, located along the Susquehanna River. Walking, biking, and boating are popular activities at the park. Hiking trails and rock climbing are a short drive away at Chickies Rock.
The quaint Lower Susquehanna River Towns (Marietta, Columbia & Wrightsville) are also fun to explore, especially if you like antiquing.
And while you're in the area, be sure to check out some of the local Amish tourist attractions. Take a buggy ride, tour an Amish farm, or sample our delicious Pennsylvania Dutch specialties, like whoopie pies, shoofly pie or chicken corn soup.