Philadelphia, PA - Adams County contains the South Mountain Fruit Belt which includes more than 20,000 acres of exemplary fruit making soil in the United States. Making, Adams County the biggest producer of apples inside Pennsylvania and sixth in the country. Moreover, it's not just apples; local growers also cultivate peaches, nectarines, cherries and bushels of other fruits and vegetables.
Adams County Fruit Growers Association (ACFGA) organizes an annual "Bounty of the County," which celebrates the beautiful local orchards and farm harvests and also brings together the best that Adams County has to offer.
“It’s exciting to see how much this event has grown from its inaugural year,” said Norris Flowers, President of Destination Gettysburg. “This collaboration between our amazing restaurants and farms will truly give our visitors a representative sample of Adams County.”
Regional farms will contribute peaches, apples and various other in-season produce to be utilized by restaurant all through Adams County. Culinary chefs are going to develop unique menu items offering select appetizers, entrees, desserts, as well as beverages featuring the distinctive tastes of Adams County.
“We want to connect with both locals and visitors that don’t have a chance to visit our farmer's markets and special events in the fruit industry. We want to bring them delicious fresh produce straight from the orchards and fields,” said Sarah Lott Zost with the ACFGA.
Visit one of the 25 local farms and restaurants participating in Bounty of the County, including Mason Dixon Distillery, Garryowen Irish Pub, Dobbin House Tavern, One Lincoln and Dunlap’s Restaurant; between Aug. 10-19 2018 and choose from the customized menu.