Brown's "Orchard to Table" CookbookThe Weekly Record features our Cookbook. See the article here.
Brown Bean Cafe - a cozy place for community!Cheap Eats editor for Flipside, Leigh Zaleski, visits Brown's Cafe. Read her review here.
Orchards Seeing Early Blooms Amber Miller, FOX 43 4:17pm EDT, March 14, 2012
It's the first time in 64 years that Brown's Orchards in York County has seen fruit trees blooming in mid-March. Buds on some of the apricot and plum trees are in full bloom. If the weather remains as is, it will take about two or three months for fruit to fully develop, making some of summer's favorite foods available two weeks earlier than normal.
"I've never seen anything this early, not even close to this early," said Matthew Etter, Brown's Orchards.
While that's good news for the customer and will mean an increase in revenue a few weeks earlier this year, all is not certain. If there is a cold snap, trees could be threatened. In fact, some blossoms could be killed, eliminating the crop for the season.
"You still have til mid-May with frost injury and that's the first thing that pops in my mind," said Etter. "So the earlier things bloom the more chance you have to have injury."
There are about eight to 12 blossoms per cluster on each fruit tree at the orchard. The orchard only needs one to two to sruvive, fully developing into fruit, in order to ensure a significant harvest. Those in charge at the orchard can only hope Mother Nature will work in their favor.
"If all goes right we'll have early fruit crops," said Stanley Brown, Brown's Orchards.
Brown's Apple Cider wins first place Brown's has been pressing fresh apple cider in its own state of the art facility for over 25 years. On Tuesday, January 31st, our cider was recognized as the top cider in the Mid-Atlantic by winning first place in the Fresh Apple Cider contest held during the 35th Annual Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention in Hershey, PA. The cider contest is open to any fresh cider produced in PA, DE, MD, NJ, WV and VA. First place honors this year were shared with Weaver's Orchard in Morgantown, PA.
Blossom throws out ceremonial first pitch at Revs game! It was Ag Night at Sovereign Bank Stadium Friday, June 17th and Brown's mascot, Blossom, was front and center. Blossom replaced the baseball with a Peach for one sweet pitch! Brown's also sponsored the Watermelon Roll game. A fun night was had by all!