My grandmother always made hot apple cider for us in the fall. She’d heat up about two quarts of apple cider in a pan, add a couple of cinnamon sticks, a couple of whole cloves and a couple of allspice berries, simmer for a few minutes (it seemed like a really long time when you’re waiting for it, but it was really only six or seven minutes).
Sometimes she’d add thin orange slices; sometimes she’d add really thin apple slices. She’d put a cinnamon stick in each mug. Lovely…and apple cider is here this week.
Fresh delicious apple cider is available from Agriberry (look for their purple tent.) Of course, fresh locally raised fruits and vegetables are available as are free-range eggs, local jams, jellies, and pickles are available.
Big Daddy will be here with Carolina-style barbecue, applewood smoked chicken salad and more for here or to go;
Snyder Family Farm will be here with antibiotic/hormone-free pastured-raised poultry, and Real Country Sausage will be here with a variety of nitrite-free pork sausages.
Phal’s Café will be here with Asian noodle bowls, spring rolls, and kebobs; and Unkol Chuck will be here with delicious Brunswick stew.
Local artisans will be here with one-of-a-kind crafts.
We’re here every Thursday from 10 until 2 in the parking lot of The Great Big Greenhouse.