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Nov 2, 2007 10:47 AM

apple cider donuts

Can anyone recommend a place that has both apple cider and fresh apple cider donuts, that is within an hour or so of DC? Have a bad craving for those hot confections chased by cold cider...

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  1. I've been having the same craving. This time of year, every year since moving away from my beloved New England I crave apple cider donuts. I haven't been able to find them in DC (last time I had them was in NYC last December at the Union Square Farmer's Market). I'm hoping someone has a source either in a store or at one of the DC farmer's market to warm this little New England heart. :)

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    1. re: Elyssa

      I'll check eastern market on Sunday during my adoption event and let you know if anyone has 'em.

      one option is to call a place in MA that has em - I used to get them at Atkins Farms in Amherst, and they'd probably ship to you.

      1. re: Jeserf

        The whole point is to have them fresh and preferably warm! I can get a bunch when I go home for Thanksgiving but it would be great to locate a place that sells them at a Farmer's Market on a regular basis in DC.

    2. Stribling Orchards in Markham makes them and they're great if you catch them as they bring them out piping hot. These are baked. They also have great cider. Call ahead, though, because they might be cutting down for the season and it's not worth going there if they are. It's probably just less than an hour from DC on 66 and you can stop by Naked Mountain Winery while you're out there--beautiful tasting room.

      Stribling Orchard
      11587 Poverty Hollow Ln, Markham, VA

      1. Virginia Farm Market
        1881 N. Frederick Pike (Route 522 N)
        Winchester, VA 22603
        Frederick County
        Phone: 540-665-8000

        Great apple cider donuts, apple cider, and much more.

        1. Apple House
          4675 John Marshall Hwy
          Linden, VA

          My great aunt lives in VA and raves about their apple doughnuts. It is a gift shop and restaurant.
          Enjoy the delightful doughnuts!!

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          1. re: Kwil24

            They have free samples of the donuts on the counter -- you can stuff your face with donuts while waiting to order food/buy more donuts.

            1. re: Kwil24

              Those are excellent when fresh out of the fryer.
              It's very close to a very nice vineyard with good tastings, Linden Vineyard something or other. Their wines are a bit more serious and "Old World," as they phrased it, compared to some of the other options in the area.

              1. re: Kwil24

                Another vote for Apple House. We tried them for the first time a couple weeks ago on our way to some hiking in Shenandoah. The doughnuts were still warm when we got them (the place was hopping) and quite delicious.

              2. Homestead Garden's in Davidsonville usually has a fryer going making them fresh on October weekends.

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                1. re: Jason1

                  Mac's Donut Truck does fresh apple cider donuts at Eastern Market and Arlington. They update Facebook and let people know where they'll be on Saturday & Sunday.

                  1. re: mc_blurred

                    Fantastic suggestions! Thanks. I will definitely look for the Eastern Market truck, and am hoping to make a road trip, too.