Adams County is home to the South Mountain Fruit Belt which encompasses over 20,000 acres of some of the finest fruit producing soil in the United States. Because of this, Adams County is the largest producer of apples in Pennsylvania and sixth in the nation. In addition to apples most farmers also grow peaches, nectarines, cherries and bushels of other fruits and vegetables.
It is in that spirit that the Adams County Fruit Growers Association (ACFGA) coordinates the annual Bounty of the County, a culinary event to celebrate the bountiful orchard and farm harvests and connect local residents and Gettysburg visitors to the best that Adams County has to offer.
Local farms will donate peaches, apples and other in-season produce to be used by participating restaurants throughout Adams County. Chefs at these restaurants will create a special menu featuring exclusive appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages that feature the donated produce to highlight the different tastes of Adams County.
"We want to connect with both locals and visitors that don't have a chance to visit our farm 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.
To participate in this culinary event, simply visit one of the participating restaurants between Aug. 10-19 and choose from the customized menu.
This year, 25 local farms and restaurants are participating in Bounty of the County, including Mason Dixon Distillery, Garryowen Irish Pub, Dobbin House Tavern, One Lincoln and Dunlap's Restaurant.
For a full list of participating restaurants, visit acfga.info/bounty/.
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