On the farm, red and gold apples glow among the leaves in the crisp and chilly air. Morning fog crawls up the arbors. The hoops sheltering greens are uncovered to make way for harvesting. The dahlias and sunflowers have retired for the season, while the pear trees bring on their burnished shades of orange.
Inside the bakery in the barn, strap loaf pans heavy with Cranberry Apple Bread and the baking of Pumpkin Spice Granola scent the air with autumn delights.
Each day is full of preparations for the holiday season ahead. Rum-soaked fruit delivers the first memory of Christmas treats as Hollis prepares her traditional German style recipe of Christmas Stollen. Doughs for the hand-crafted Gingerbread Houses are being prepped for rolling, cutting, baking. The complete hand-crafted Gingerbread House Kits will be ready for pickup at Farm Kitchen starting November 23rd. Reservations are now open for pickup dates from November 23 to December 18. Choose Kits in either Assembled (ready to decorate) form or UnAssembled (ready to assemble, pause, decorate) form. Additionally, UnAssembled Kits may be ordered for shipping beginning November 9th. And locally, the UnAssembled Gingerbread House Kits will be available at many retail shops and at online farmers’ markets as well.