Milburn’s Orchards

Last summer, Beardy Fiance and I tried to pick our own fruit.  It was a lot of fun (and netted us some really delicious fruit), but it’s definitely a lot less of an appealing option in January drizzle than in August sunshine.  So when I was visiting Delaware, I was excited to take a fruit shortcut and just go visit Milburn’s Orchards in Elkton.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMost commonly known for their apple cider (non-alcoholic, for my non-American friends), which is absolutely delicious and made fresh for their apples.  There’s also quite a bit of local produce – check out these autumn squashes.  I like that I’m supporting local farmers and finding some in-season veg which is less common in chain grocery stores.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACheck out the Beardy shopping cart – some sweet potatoes, a pumpkin for a lovely centrepiece, some purple broccoli (how often do you get purple broccoli?) and my favourites: apple cider donuts and apple cider donut ice cream from UD Creamery.  Now, the UD Creamery didn’t exist when I lived in Delaware, but I love the idea of using milk from UD cows to create fresh, delicious ice cream.  I also like that they’re highlighting local businesses, like using apple cider donuts in their ice cream.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe fruit here obviously changes with the seasons, but I love the sense of supporting my local farm – especially with these delicious baked goods!

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