It’s official! The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are starting to turn, and autumn is in the air! This brief but beautiful season is one that almost everyone looks forward to. There’s fall fun to be had everywhere you look, from dressing up for Halloween to picking fresh apples and pumpkins to just enjoying a cool, crisp morning.
One of the things that almost everyone looks forward to is the food! Tasty seasonal treats abound in Berks County at this time of year, and if you want to enjoy the best of the best, it’s always a good idea to visit some local farms, where many fall favorites are made fresh and on-site. Looking for a taste of the season this year? Here are some locations to check out!
Nothing beats a fresh, soft apple cider donut covered in cinnamon sugar. It’s one of the iconic flavors of fall, and it’s being served up at the Apple Ridge Bakery at Brecknock Orchard in Mohnton, PA. Here the orchard’s very own Grandma Joyce has been working for over 10 years with a team of bakers to perfect their treats made from farm-fresh produce grown right on site. You can also find sticky buns, chocolate chip cookies and homemade whoopie pies here!
Hard cider is a crisp, light and refreshing drink at any time of year, but especially during the autumn months, and it’s at its peak when it’s made in small batches by a local orchard with its own blends and recipes. That’s exactly what you can get at Frecon Farms in Boyertown, PA. Its wide array of ciders covers many different flavor profiles, with an option to suit any palate. Its handcrafted quality is not to be missed, and you can also enjoy treats from the bakery and the deli when you come to visit!
It’s fall on the farm at Grim’s Orchard, and its serving up the snacks to prove it! Through Oct. 29, its hosting its fall activities Monday through Friday with no reservations needed. All you need to do is pop by the location in Breinigsville, PA to enjoy apple cider slushies, kettle corn, apple dumplings, caramel apples and more, as well as a pumpkin patch, corn maze and other fun activities for the whole family.
You wait all year to feast on pumpkin flavored desserts, and they’re finally here! At Weaver’s Orchard in Morgantown, PA, the bakery is selling fall delicacies as fast as it can make them, and you’ll be hooked on its treats like pumpkin rolls, apple pies, Hungarian nut rolls and more until winter arrives. Its grocery center includes plenty of other options if you’re looking for more than dessert, including fresh produce and a deli center with specialty sandwiches and wraps. You can enjoy a whole day’s worth of farm fresh meals with just one quick visit!
With autumnal treats like this available throughout the Berks County area, it’s shaping up to be a fantastic fall. Remember to get out there and enjoy the flavors of the season–they won’t last forever!