Delicious Orchards Favorites?
OK- so what is everyone's favorite items from D.O.?
Im probably forgetting some things, but tops on my list are:
- fresh figs
- sun-dried red peppers
- muffin bread
- of course, apple cider doughnuts
- fresh wheat pasta
- dried strawberries
- dried cantaloupe
Im interested to hear others.
Love all the dried fruit, apple crumb, irish soda bread, and my kids' favorite -- "String Bean Mountain."
Their pies are mostly great. My favorites are the apple pies, especially the apple crumb and the iced apple when they have it.
Their apple crumb cake, sold in the same metal tin as their brownies, is so good I had it sent to me when I lived in los angeles years ago.
Most of their melons are as mistake proof as somebody like me, who has a hard time choosing a melon, can ask for.
The local shitake shrooms are big and fresh and cook up nicely.
About the only thing I don't like there are their prepared foods.
DEF the AC Donuts, was just talking about them! Dried fruit and during season, the ice cream sold outside. The BEST icecream ive had and that includes nj, ny and italy! I do not know the brand, i was told once Sedutto's and another time Hersheys. May do a trip there this W/e. Their chocolate selection is decent, coffee too but the lady back there is a meanie.
I just bought coffee there yesterday, and the woman who waited on me couldn't have been nicer.
As I posted elsewhere, they've greatly expanded the outdoor service. It's now like a cafe. A wide-ranging menu + lots of shaded tables where you can enjoy a bit of al fresco "dining."
As regards favorites, it's the only place in the area that carries D'Artagnan's merguez sausage. They have a goat blue cheese that I like -- not found anywhere else. I always buy Parmesan cheese by the chunk there. When it comes to baked goods, my favorites are their danish, particularly the almond but also the prune, and the eclairs.
My office is near D.O. and for a while I couldn't stay away; having lunch outside almost daily.
My family loves their:
apple cider donuts and they freeze beautifully
the apple cider is wonderful, as is the apple cider freeze from the outdoor cafe
all of the cheese & wine parties we throw are due in large part to DO's cheese selection (prefer it over Sickles Farm)
the entire dried fruit section is outstanding
this time of year I can't pass up the
herbs (even tho I grow my own)
my cart probably contains something from the
coffee tea dept
and the outdoor plants dept every time
my personal favorite item at D.O. is still: