Category: Apple Country

Cherry Season in Adams County – Fresh Cherry White Chocolate Cookies

June 16, 2017

By Jess Clevenger – In Adams County, we’re spoiled with all different kinds of fresh, local produce. In the fall, we have lots of apples, but all throughout the growing season, we get to enjoy the variety of crops that area farmers grow. Right around mid-June, sweet cherries start appearing at our farmers’ markets, followed not too long by tart cherries.

Local cherries are the best cherries, and all who live in or visit Adams County this time of the year can attest to that. Sweet, juicy cherries are the perfect pop-able snack. And I always look forward to my once-a-year ... Read This Story

Celebrating Adams County Strawberry Season – Strawberry Margarita Squares

May 19, 2017

Strawberry season is upon us in Adams County, Pa., and everyone who has had a fresh, local strawberry knows what a special, and sweet, time of year this is. Fortunately, for those who live in, or visit the area, know that in addition to growing apples, peaches, apricots, and plums, many Adams County farmers also grow sweet strawberries.

Whether you live here, or are here to visit, there are many ways to take full advantage of Adams County’s strawberry season. You’ll find pints and quarts of vibrant, red strawberries at our weekly farmers’ markets – the Adams County Farmers’ Market and ... Read This Story

10 Ways you know you’re from Adams County

May 3, 2017

By Stacey Fox – If you’re from Adams County, Pennsylvania, or have lived here for most of your life, there are a few things that you know to be true. We love our farmlands, we love our history and we love our heritage. Check out our list of ways you know you were born and raised in Adams County.

1. You know spring has arrived by the fruit blossoms.

Cherries, peaches, apricots, plums and of course, apples, are abundant in Adams County. Spring officially arrives when each blossom has bloomed. If you happen to be from the northern parts of Adams County, ... Read This Story

Adams County Farm-to-Fork Cooking – Asparagus Tart

April 13, 2017

For those who enjoy eating locally in Adams County, Pa., the sight of fresh asparagus signifies the beginning of another delicious growing season ahead. It’s just about that time of the year in South Central Pennsylvania, and we cannot wait for homegrown asparagus, as well as all of the delicious produce to follow.

To celebrate asparagus and the start of a new growing season, we made this amazing asparagus tart with goat cheese, a recipe from YummyAddiction.com. This is one of the many delectable dishes that guests are served at Gettysburg’s Baladerry Inn. Many Gettysburg bed & breakfasts, and restaurants, take ... Read This Story

10 Spring Things to Get Excited About in Gettysburg

March 29, 2017

As spring draws near in Adams County, Pa., we see the quaint town of Gettysburg and the neighboring areas preparing for a time of fruitfulness and beauty. Among other experiences, it signifies the beginning of outdoor adventures, live music overlooking breathtaking orchards and the opening of farm markets to purchase fresh locally-grown produce.

We prepared a list of some of these signature spring things to get excited about in Gettysburg.

 

Living History Weekends on the Battlefield

You always know that spring is upon us when the Living History Weekends begin on the Gettysburg Battlefield at the beginning of April. Confederate and Union living ... Read This Story

Top 10 Places for Springtime Blossoms in Adams County

March 23, 2017

There is something to love about every season in Adams County, Pa., but when it comes to stunning views, springtime holds a special place.

Adams County is the number one apple producing county in Pennsylvania, meaning we have a lot of trees here. Orchards cover tens of thousands of acres in the county, where not only apples are grown, but peaches, pears, cherries, plums and a variety of other fruits as well. When spring rolls around, all of those fruit trees produce vibrant blossoms, creating a spectacle of color among the rolling hills of the countryside. For photography enthusiasts, nature lovers ... Read This Story

An Adams County Springtime Wine and Food Pairing

March 9, 2017

By Jess Clevenger – There is much to love about springtime in Gettysburg and the Adams County countryside. The destination offers many experiences that help to make the most of the season. As a foodie, my favorite way to embrace a season is through a culinary experience and that’s why I could not be more excited about Adams County Winery’s spring wine release – Spring Catawaba.

Adams County Winery is revealing its seasonal release on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at their home winery in Orrtanna, Pa. Guests are invited to visit the winery to try the wine, along with local, handcrafted cheeses.

In ... Read This Story

Baking Whoopie Pies like an Adams County Native

January 26, 2017

By Jess Clevenger – As an Adams County transplant, having lived here just shy of two years, I realize that I have a lot to learn when it comes to being a local. There are many words, phrases, traditions and just general knowledge that differ from where I grew up slightly east of Pittsburgh. I’ve come to love the area that I now call home; and in an effort to make myself seem and feel a little more local, I’ve been trying to immerse myself in some of those Adams County traditions. For example – whoopie pies.

I actually spent the ... Read This Story

Celebrate Autumn in Gettysburg: Five Flavorful Fall Drinks

October 6, 2016

By Jess Clevenger – Fall is officially here and there are signs of it everywhere in Gettysburg, Pa. The days and nights are crisper and cooler, the leaves are just beginning to turn, there is that “fall smell” in the air and seasonal specials are being featured at all of our favorite restaurants and shops.

For when you’re looking to unwind after a long day, relax with friends on the weekend, or if you just want to try something new and different, we’ve got a round-up of Gettysburg’s must-try fall cocktails and drinks. There’s nothing better than the warm, rich flavors ... Read This Story

Top 10 Things to be Excited for in Gettysburg this Fall

September 22, 2016

By Paige Neidig – There is something about autumn that awakens the senses! We gaze upon the beauty of vibrant and colorful leaves falling from the trees, smell a campfire on a crisp fall night, hear leaves crunch beneath our feet as we walk, taste freshly baked pies of the apple and pumpkin variety and feel the warmth of a cozy sweater wrapped close around us during these fall days and nights. In Gettysburg, these 10 things will give you all of the fall feels!

1. Fall Foliage

Gettysburg is beautiful any time of year. However, take a carriage ride on the ... Read This Story