It’s Apple Harvest Time at Drumheller’s Orchard
“Lo! sweeten'd with the summer light,
The full-juiced apple, waxing over-mellow,
Drops in a silent autumn night.”
--Alfred Lord Tennyson
If someone says “autumn,” what comes to mind? The word most likely elicits thoughts of pumpkin spice lattes, red and orange leaves, boots and scarves, warm mugs of cider, and harvest parties. The latter thought is especially relevant, since we live in an area that relishes this season and celebrates with numerous fall festivals.
One of these celebrations, an Apple Festival, takes place at Drumheller’s Orchard in Lovingston, VA on September 27-28, 2014, and it is the epitome of autumnal enjoyment. Delight in the sweetness of homemade apple butter, cider, and honey. Enjoy the childhood nostalgia of a hayride and corn maze. Browse the food vendors, arts and crafts tables, and live entertainment, and don’t miss the antics of the apple slingshot.
Drumheller’s Orchard is known for its wide variety of apples, offering everything from the “sweet and mellow” Golden Delicious to the “moderately tart” Grimes Golden. Apples that are available in mid-October include the Black Twig (semi sweet and semi tart), Fuji (sweet and crisp), Nittany (sweet and firm), and Granny Smith (tart and crisp). They’re delicious, healthy, and the perfect ingredient in fall food. (However, if you prefer pumpkin as your autumn treat, have no fear; the Apple Festival will feature pumpkin as well.)