Whereas supermarkets can harbor a formidable assortment of goods, only orchards let you pluck ketchup-bottles from the vine. Acquire truly fresh fare with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fresh, locally grown produce and artisanal food products from Fifer Orchards' country store in Camden-Wyoming.
Fifer Orchards, which started pruning its trees in 1919, cultivates freshly harvested fruits and vegetables at its Country Store. Juicy strawberries ($5/qt.) plump up to luscious perfection in May, and three varieties of blueberries ($2.99/lb.) stain mouths indigo from mid-June to mid-July before transforming into falcons for the remainder of the year. Delight taste buds with 25 varieties of rosy-hued apples ($1.59/lb.) or 36 varieties of juice-logged peaches ($1.99/lb.). Visitors can also opt to pluck their own fruit from the verdant foliage with the orchard's unique you-pick option, which turns the shopping trip into a fun family outing as well as a messy reminder of children's retractable claws.
In addition to farm-fresh produce, the Country Store whips up a panoply of pies ($10–$16 each), donuts ($8/dozen) and assorted jams, fruit butters and dips ($3–$8). Fifer Orchards also hosts festivals throughout the year, including the Strawberry Festival on May 21, which delights visitors with live bluegrass music, hay rides, pony rides, and an excuse to scream "jamboree in a stranger's ear.
1919 Allabands Mill Rd.
Wyoming, Delaware 19934Get Directions