Happenings on the Farm
Welcome to the farm. Find out what's going on around the farm and in our Market.
On the Farm: Find our first homegrown crops of the year in our Market this month. Just-picked asparagus is here while supplies last. There’s nothing quite like fresh asparagus to compliment your dinner. Our availability does depend on weather and supply. We will also pick rhubarb later this month. Grab some rhubarb while it’s here and freeze some for when the strawberries are in season. Homemade strawberry rhubarb pie or jam is the best way to enjoy fresh rhubarb. Stay tuned to our social media to know when rhubarb (& strawberries) will be in our Market.
In the Market: We still have plenty of our own apples. Add those to your shopping cart for a healthy snack or favorite recipe. Our apple cider is made fresh throughout the entire year. Pick some up today and enjoy a refreshing drink in the warm sun. Even better, try an apple cider slushee. This ice-cold summer treat will be available mid-May and throughout the summer. Delicious!
Check out our newest initiative in our Market, Chef Basket, a fun collaboration between White House Fruit Farm & area restaurant chefs. This new partnership combines the fresh produce and ingredients from our farm with amazing chef-inspired recipes from the area. Each month (April - August) a different area chef will create a simple and delicious recipe with seasonal produce and ingredients from White House Fruit Farm. Kim (Hull) Sisco joins the chef for a demonstration in their kitchen to prepare this recipe for everyone to follow along.
The monthly Chef Basket, full of necessary ingredients and the chef-inspired recipe, will only be available at White House Fruit Farm Market. Purchase a different Chef Basket (after the 15th of the month) to take home and cook with your family or friends while watching our cooking demonstration, found on our website.
May’s recipe and cooking demonstration comes from
Yo Fresh. Chef Don Ritenour cooks with Kim for a fresh, delicious recipe. We hope you enjoy this fun way to shop and cook local month after month. (Don’t forget to share your meal with us by tagging it #WHFFChefBasket on social media.)
In the Bakery: Our bakery is always busy. The May specialty donut of the month is lemon. Don’t miss a lemon sugar or lemon cream cheese donut while they are here. They are a farm and customer favorite. If you’re too busy to bake your own, pick up one of our strawberry rhubarb pies this month also. Call ahead to pre-order so you are guaranteed to get what you want. We are also accepting donut orders for graduation parties and weddings. Visit our donut page for our special occasion donut list and order form.
Events & Activities: May is a wonderful time to visit the farm. The crew has been working hard to plant and landscape around the pond. It looks beautiful! Bring the family or friends to enjoy a sandwich from our sub cart in the Market, pick up some donuts and cider, and sit at one of our picnic tables. The kids will enjoy playing in the playhouse and feeding the fish in our pond. Our Budgie Barn re-opens for the season on select weekends. This month it will be open May 29 & 30 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm both days. Enjoy this wonderful experience of feeding the Budgie Birds right out of your hand.
White House Fruit Farm is open Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. We will be closed on Memorial Day to observe the holiday with our family. Thank you for your continued support. See you on the farm.
Debbie Pifer, The Hull Family & the White House Fruit Farm Staff