October 5th was the last day of the Milford Farmer’s Market, and in honor of that day, we made our very last visit to the Milford Farmer’s Market. It was a special morning, the first truly cool Fall morning in Delaware this year. Sunny, beautiful, chilly. In the spirit of that, we highlight for the last time T.S. Smith and Sons, a local grower with their own brick and mortar and a U-pick set up for apples and pumpkins to get you in the spirits for October. With that in mind, let’s talk about what they had to offer at the Farmer’s Market on this beautiful Saturday morning.
Their apples are a strong selling point both at their physical location and their stall. With multiple varieties available, there is something at the stall for every taste-- but that’s not the best part. The best part comes from the fresh apple cider and the donuts they produce from it on location. I’ve lived in apple orchard heaven, southern Illinois, and walking up to their stand today sent me right back home.
The apple cider donuts disappeared the moment I got them home. Two went down within ten minutes, and they are among the best apple cider donuts I’ve ever had. Fried, of course, just like they should be, and covered in sugar. These are the great things about fall. While they’ll no longer be at the Milford Farmer’s Market, they can be found at their permanent location during the market offseason.
This is just part of the reason they’re our last vendor highlight of the year. All through the year, they showed up every single week with a variety of ingredients. Brussel sprouts, beans, peppers, etc. were among the items I’ve seen on their table each week. Their fall offerings are among their strongest, yes, but all year, they had something worth picking up.
Go give them a look at their T.S. Smith Orchard Point Market Facebook page, and if you’re ever in Bridgeville, take a short drive down to visit them at their permanent location. They have things going on for the Fall season.
Stay tuned for some news regarding the future of Eating Normal. You may have noticed there was no October cookbook of the month. I’ll let you in on why later this week.
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