Stop in on your way down 15 and pick up some absolutely great baked goods and fresh fruit and produce. Their apples are a great deal, too, especially if you buy a lot of them. Half a bushel for about $20 and they last a long time. When you watch the ladies cranking out the pies in the back, you can tell they know what they’re doing.

My only complaint about this place is that most of their jarred products, like apple butter, etc., don’t seem to be made by them. They say “packed for” or “produced for” Catoctin Mountain Orchard on the jars. I wonder if they are made using the orchard’s produce, or if they’re just contract-manufactured using generic ingredients? Part of the appeal is buying homegrown products, so I’d like to know.

C.W.Arlington, VA
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