Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Solebury Orchards

Local summer fruits are plentiful here in Bucks County, PA. The peaches and plums are in now, and you can still find local blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Last Friday afternoon my husband and I stopped by Solebury Orchards on Creamery Road in Solebury Township to pick some berries. Solebury Orchards currently has "pick your own" blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherry tomatoes, and flowers. You can also purchase already picked peaches and pears in their market. Check their website for hours and directions: www.soleburyorchards.com . If you do not live in the area, check www.pickyourown.org to locate a farm close to you.

The market at Solebury Orchards. They also sell apple cider and yummy cider doughnuts!

Rows of blackberries at the orchard. They keep the areas inbetween rows mowed, so it is easy to pick and not too buggy.

 Beautiful blackberries!

Some of our harvest!

You can pick your own flowers in the Cutting Garden.  There were many butterflies, moths, and bumble bees flitting around in the rows of flowers.  I didn't cut any flowers this time (husband was getting impatient to leave), but next time I would like to cut a small bouquet.

We had a great time at Solebury Orchards and I recommend them if you are in the area.  I made a blackberry pie with the berries I picked and I also made a peach pie.  I will post the recipes by the end of the week.  Also check back later this month for the recipe for South American Skirt Steak with Chimichuri Sauce.


Travelbug Mom said...

Hi Gretchen,
Nice post - great photos! I think I made my last secret chef meal a couple weeks ago and almost started to get emotional!! Hope yo are doing well. Miss ya,
Pam B.

Savory Secrets said...

Thanks, Pam! I miss everyone so much. I am doing well, enjoying my summer.