The Quest for Autumn Apples!

The quest for some fresh from the tree fall apples led me to Brown’s Orchard – conveniently on York Rd up over the Pennsylvania line and easily accessible from Rte 83 (though I highly recommend taking your time on the back roads and enjoying the countryside vistas along the way!)

Shop Browns Orchard Fresh Fruit Gift Baskets Online

Brown’s has a lot to do and explore on a good fall day!  There’s lot of apples that you can sample and buy (On 9/28, we found Gala, Honeycrisp, Prime Gold, McIntosh, Jonathan, Jonagold, Cortland, Fuji, Red Delicious, and Empire all available – John opted to buy a half peck of Jonathan apples after the woman behind the counter helped him with sampling some of the tarter apples available)

There’s also a huge store with a deli and bakery that offers lots of deliciously tempting “made here” foods (John & Tom got to sample some apple cider muffins that were pretty awesome along with a cup of pumpkin/cinnamon flavored coffee.

If you’re feeling ambitious, there’s also the opportunity to take a hay ride or pick your own apples!    Find out more at their website:

On the way to or from, a old time favorite restaurant, the New Freedom restaurant and cafe, t is just north of theMaryland state line and definitely worth a stop.–coffee-shop/4c14e20bb7b9c92877f5ab37

Much closer to Baltimore, you’ll find Weber’s in Parkville  ( )

Pumpkins, produce, fresh turkeys, and baked goods at Weber's Cider Mill Farm in Parkville, Maryland, NE Baltimore.

Another closer-by option is Richardson’s in White Marsh:  (

Richardson Farms Market and Deli, White Marsh, Maryland


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