Category: Apple Country

Peach Season in Adams County – Peach Pizza Pie

August 11, 2017

It is prime peach season in Adams County! Farms in Adams County’s countryside are harvesting bushel upon bushel of juicy, tree ripened peaches, and we are savoring each and every bite of those peaches that we get to eat.

It’s easy to enjoy farm fresh peaches in this area. Although not quite as big as the apple industry, Adams County is the highest peach producing county in Pennsylvania. You can find sweet peaches at our farmers’ markets – Gettysburg Farmers’ Market and Adams County Farmers’ Market; our countryside markets – Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm and Market, the Historic Round Barn and ... Read This Story

10 Must-Dos on Your First Visit to Gettysburg

July 14, 2017

So you’re planning your first trip to Gettysburg, where do you start? With the variety of experiences available in Adams County – from history, recreation, shopping and agritourism – it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. We’ve got your back – here’s a list of 10 things every first-timer should experience in the Gettysburg area.

Get acquainted at the Museum and Visitor Center

It’s a good idea to check out the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center to get a solid overview of the Battle of Gettysburg before venturing off to the battlefield. The Visitor Center features a ... Read This Story

Adams County Summer Harvest Frittata

July 6, 2017

In Adams County, we are watching the growing season progress right before our eyes, and we are eating our way through it, too. We’ve enjoyed every bite of our springtime asparagus and strawberries and early summer cherries, and now we dive into the season of fresh summer vegetables. It’s the most wonderful time of the year for foodies – when both the fields and markets of Adams County are brimming with the delicious veggies of summer.

Whether you are visiting Adams County or you’re a local, don’t leave empty handed this summer. Visit one of our farmers’s markets – Gettysburg Farmers’ ... Read This Story

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