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A Major Award!

Posted 8/10/2009 5:43pm by Ben Wenk.

It's a major award!!!

image courtesy of A Christmas Story House & Museum

Philadelphia Weekly names Three Springs Fruit Farm Apple Cider as one of Philadelphia's 50 "Must Eats" in 2009!

"Though Saisons and gin spritzes are still dominating our drinking repertoire, we’d be lying if somewhere in the corner of our brains we weren’t thinking of autumn and the cider it will bring. And not just any cider, but the virgin-pure, intensely apple-y cider crafted by Ben Wenk with the Jonagold, Jonathan and Summer Rambo heirlooms grown on his family’s Three Springs Fruit Farm in Adams County, Pa. Wenk, a Penn State agro-ecology grad, once took a cider-making lab there, and the skills stuck. He presses the cider in small batches that are flash-â�¨pasteurized with UV light instead of flavor-destroying heat. Because there are no preservatives, the shelf life is a mere two weeks. Not that it ever lasts that long"


It's a great list spanning a wide range of delicious-sounding foods for every appetite.  Personally, I can vouch for the unsurpassed quality of the three other "50 must"-ers who are fellow vendors at Headhouse Farmer's Market every Sunday:

  • Patches of Star - Goat Cheese Ice Cream, note: I doubt my mother, sister, or I will ever forget the day we learned Elly liked trading for fruit!  Best ice cream, hands down!
  • Wild Flour Bakery - Sourdough, note: Simply amazing Sourdough bread!  Best in Philly and tied in a dead heat with Baltimore's Atwaters as the best breads we trade for each week!
  • Hillsacre Pride - Butter, note: Our neighbors!  Judy's the best - she's someone I look forward to jokin' around with every week.  Everything we've had from their stand has been top notch.  Now I read I can preorder Horseradish Cheddar?  Just awesome!

 

So there ya go!  It's truly an honor to be recognized and, though I doubt I'll win the contest, I'd super psyched to try some of the other winner's delicious food sometime during the offseason.


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