Sunday, August 21, 2011

Solebury Orchards



Saturday was always a special day for me.  No work, except when I switched careers (with the same company) and the staff took turns working every other Saturday, with a day off during the week.   Now in retirement, I simply want to avoid the traffic and stay put!    Last Saturday was an exception, with my friend Kathy in town, and we headed out to  Solebury Orchards in New Hope, Pennsylvania.    


I found this organic apple orchard and berry farm while looking for an old inn I found online.  I spotted a small wooden sign and just followed the arrow.  I was not disappointed.






You can pick your own fruit in season (berries this time) 




and vegetables and wildflowers.  




My favorite product is their applesauce made with organic apples and nothing else.  I have served this to many guests and have given it for gifts, everyone loves it.  (Several jars were packed in Kathy's suitcase to take back home). Their apple butter is also delicious and you can get it without sugar.  This time I tried the blueberry jam, and the jar is almost gone!  Their apple cider is a must on my Thanksgiving table, and they always have bags of warm apple cider doughnuts.   They also ship many of their products from their online store.








Why are heirloom tomatoes so funny looking but so flavorful?




Oh, that jam...........


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and
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xo,

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47 comments:

  1. I just love Solebury Orchards! J called me lastnight to let me know her jar of applesauce is GONE!The next bottle will be given to P tonight along with the apple napkins and plates found at CTS.

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  2. Dear Barbara,
    Oh,I love you introducing me the variety of lovely places where is unfamiliar to me. Wonderful place with lovely products,isn't it. Yes, heirloom tomatoes have funny looking (*^_^*)
    And I'm happy for you to have had such a nice time with your friend.
    Hugs from east, xoxo Orchid.

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  3. Bel post,rasserenante!E' sempre bello vedere frutta e marmellate!Baci,Rosetta

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  4. You can't be fresh and from the orchard! I hope this fall to hit some places and get some apple cider! Yum!

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  5. Oh what a lovely trip and that farm is divine. I long for a day where I could do something like that. I wish we lived closer so i could have stowed away and went with you. Thanks for sharing, Richard at My Old Historic House.

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  6. Congratulations on this New stage of your life...who needs all the traffic anyways?
    What a fantastic market; make my day and wish I would be there.Great photos make it all so tempting.
    Rita

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  7. What a wonderful place! You are so lucky it is so close to you! Sounds like a good way to spend the day!

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  8. Oh my, I wish I were there! LOVE all the fresh fruits, etc. I can only imagine how wonderful the jams taste. Apple butter and cider are treasured remembrances of fall and I can hardly wait!

    Thanks so much for sharing ~
    xo
    Pat

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  9. The orchard looks like fun, especially with apple season just about to start:@)

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  10. Oh my goodness Barbara, that orchard is gorgeous!! The flowers look just like an English cottage garden -- so colorful and cheerful. But then, when I saw the pictures of lucious, fresh peaches and berries, my mouth started watering. And you're right about heirloom tomatoes; they taste the best of all. Thanks for visiting my blog and taking time to leave a comment. So glad you liked the pictures.

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  11. This is a place I would love to visit!

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  12. How fun...I love to discover new places like this...everything looks so good! :D

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  13. Beautiful gardens! I look forward to the apple harvest here soon.
    Hugs, Beth

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  14. Hi,
    Sure looks like a fun place to visit! I love going to farmers markets and places like this while traveling. Fresh produce is the best! The jam looks so delicious! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  15. Dearest Barbara,

    That was a lovely Saturday spent at a heavenly place for fresh fruits and veggies! Would have loved to join you...
    Have a lovely week,

    Mariette

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  16. How picturesque! I would love to pick berries there or take home some of their jam or apple butter!

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  17. A feast for all the senses, to be sure! I love the building itself....and the pretty flower gardens!

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  18. lovely spot and those peaches looks to luscious for words!


    Veronica
    www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

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  19. Yum! You sure know how to make me salivate!

    Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday!

    Sally

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  20. Hi Barbara,
    What a great tour, I just love places that this. Just stopping by from OTMM, thanks for sharing!
    Miz Helen

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  21. Love visiting orchards. And yes this tomatoes are funny looking but looks sweet and juicy!

    Blue Monday

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  22. Barbara What a treasure of a place you have found. Everything looks and sounds so good......... Apple cider donuts just the name has my mouth watering...Farmers markets are really just the best ..

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  23. Peach and blueberry cobbler coming right up! And those tomatoes are the best - funny looks and all.
    xo Cathy

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  24. I was imagining this place just this morning! Only I was just living in it. Not working... though if I were going to work, this would be fun!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  25. It all looks so good! I feel a day trip to the orchard coming on really soon! I just love going there with the kids. Thanks for the kick in the butt!

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  26. Oh, your orchard is so much fancier than the one we went to. Ours was a farmhouse with tons of fruit trees and a big open barn with baskets of peaches! The same family does have a beautiful winery right down the road, but it wasn't open yet when we were there on Saturday. We do get apple butter at a local apple orchard without sugar and we love it!

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  27. Looks great! I'll have to visit the orchard one day.

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  28. Beautiful photos!

    My Blue Monday is here.

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  29. I need to find a place like this nearby. We would have different fruit, of course, but I would love it.

    The fruit, the scenery, and just the restful day.

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  30. Solebury Orchards is such a pictureesque place! I'd love to shop there and pick my own berries. I have alway wanted to visit New Hope, PA amd Lambertville ...hopefully I will someday! Thanks for this wonderful post!

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  31. Hi Barbara, thanks for your visit today. It is nice to meet you.

    I have enjoyed your lovely post today and I am so wanting some of the beautiful fruit you shared today. This is a lovely place to visit and I know the canned goods must be delicious. Worth looking in to for sure.

    Happy blue Monday.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  32. This is such a great time of year to visit orchards!

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  33. I love your sense of adventure. It seems like you find exciting things everywhere you go.

    What a charming place. I would have been jumping up and down if that is what I found at the end of the small sign!

    Lovely, lovely link!

    Thanks for sharing this super outing with us!

    A+

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  34. This sounds like a lovely place to stop. The jam sounds heavenly.

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  35. What an awesome looking place. I bet you didn't want to leave. What fun to share your visit with a friend. I bet you had a blast.
    Hugs, Ginger

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  36. This was simply sweet! I truly loved reading your post. Thank you for sharing today. Have a super weekend! Anne

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  37. What an amazing place. So wonderful to be able to take these treasures home with you. Great to have you being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Sorry to be so late in getting to visit.

    - The Tablescaper

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  38. Your post is a reminder of where I need to go tomorrow... I guess I'll have to settle for the farmer's market...

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  39. Oh look at all that fresh fruit. Delicious and all that jam.... wow
    Great S word

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  40. Definitely worth 'going out' for! Great post!

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  41. That looks like my kind of place!

    I am so happy that you are enjoying your retirement. If the stock market will just straighten out, maybe I'll get to join you one day!

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  42. What a wonderful place to be! Wish I could transport myself there!!

    =)

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  43. Great job with the S today. Double link-up, come join the conversations every Thursday and Post your questions on Thursday Two Questions Meme

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  44. This place looks great! Don't those heirlooms have the tomatoey flavor? I love them.

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  45. THIS is what I miss about living in PA. We lived in West Chester and had an apple orchard up the road...only a half mile away. In the other direction, there was a dairy farm where I could buy the most delicious milk...IN BOTTLES!

    At least I can get citrus fruit here...

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