April 10, 2018
In Adams County’s countryside, time is measured in growing seasons. It begins in spring – when we start to see the first signs of new growth – buds pushing their way through the branches of fruit trees. Those buds then turn to beautiful, vibrant blossoms that create a blanket of color on the orchard-covered hills of the countryside. Take a look:
The yearly transformation of Adams County’s countryside is an amazing thing to witness, and if you’ve never seen Adams County in bloom, we highly recommend adding it to your bucket list – and making your way through this list of ... Read This Story
November 16, 2017
We’re celebrating fall and the beginning of the holiday season in Gettysburg, Pa., with this pear harvest bread, a recipe courtesy of one of our countryside fruit markets – Boyer Nurseries and Orchards. Warm ginger, zesty lemon, toasty walnuts, caramelly brown sugar and sweet, juicy pears are combined to make this comforting, festive bread.
These pear harvest loaves would be the perfect treat to snack on Thanksgiving morning or while you are preparing your Thanksgiving day feast. The recipe makes four small loaves of pear bread, which would be perfect for sending home with loved ones during the holidays; ... Read This Story
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
October 5, 2015
A Guide to Adams County Apple Country
By Mary Bigham, Dish-Works.com – Growing up in Gettysburg, I didn’t realize how fortunate I was to live in apple country. When I was young, my family attended the National Apple Harvest Festival, but the wonderland of apple offerings didn’t phase me.
In my younger world, apple fritters, apple butter and apple funnel cakes were the norm, and I was more impressed with the “roller coaster road” that lead to the festival. The hilly landscape would bounce me just enough out of my seat in our family van as we drove around the orchard-lined country roads.
As ... Read This Story
September 18, 2014
By Stacey Fox – Every year by about late August, when early summer apples have hit the farm markets, the calendar goes in to countdown mode. Unlike most, I’m not counting down the days until school starts or the kickoff to football season. I’m looking forward to the National Apple Harvest Festival – perhaps my favorite event in Adams County.
The festival is always the first two weekends in October. Each year it’s a gamble – will it be warm and sunny or a beautiful cool fall day. Either way it will be fun and family filled. My parents usually join us, at least ... Read This Story