We are very excited that the honey and goat milk soaps that we’re producing on Bramblestone Farm are now being carried for sale in the farm market at Rittman Orchards.
I’m especially pleased to have our products there because it’s also a family-run operation, and they personally work very hard to grow the best quality local fruit (& vegetables too) in their orchards.
In the farm market, they offer a large selection of jams and jellies, honey, candies, and much more. They feature many Ohio-made products, while pies, cookies, and other goodies are baked fresh daily in the kitchen.
To get started with our products at their farm market, they invited us to put up a table Saturday at their Summer Harvest Festival so customers could taste the honey and smell the soaps. Here’s our table!
We had a lot of fun talking with folks while they tried the honey, and we were able to tell them they were tasting blue ribbon honey since it just won the blue ribbon at the Medina County fair last week. We also try to spread the message on how important honey bees are, and why buying raw, local honey is a good idea.
In addition to having fun talking with folks, we had the opportunity to sample many of the items coming out of the farm market kitchen – they were wonderful! You just can’t beat home-grown, just picked, fresh “out-of-the-oven” goodness. So, if you’re in the area, be sure to stop in at Rittman Orchards (interactive map: here) and check out our honey and soap too.
They have around 70 varieties of apples, from newer varieties like Honeycrisp to antique varieties like Esopus Spitzenburg. They grow over 20 yellow peaches, including Redhavens, and three nectarines. Berry season kicks off with strawberries in June, followed by red raspberries, blueberries, black raspberries, and blackberries. They also grow several varieties of sweet cherries, plums, and Asian pears. Seasonally there’s pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples and pumpkins.
Lots of homegrown vegetables are for sale in the market too, and on the way out we picked up some of their sweet corn. It was delicious, and since I don’t usually grow corn in our garden, I’ve now got my new favorite spot for purchasing sweet corn!