More than 5000 people call the borough of New Holland home. Highway 23 passes directly through the center of town, and the numerous traffic lights which connects side streets to the highway create the illusion of a much larger town.
An old Conrail line passes along the southern rim of the borough. Two major corporations provide employment for many New Hollanders and trace their humble beginning to small plants located near the rail line. New Holland Machine, home of the New Holland baler and other patents for farm equipment, became Ford New Holland when it was bought out in the 1980s. Weaver’s Chicken Plant, widely recognized for quality chicken products, became a division of Tyson Foods in the late eighties. The many businesses in New Holland include everything from funderal homes and insurance companies to drugstores and restaurants.
“Reprinted from Lancaster County Cookbook. © by Good Books (www.GoodBooks.com). Used by permission. All rights reserved.”