Catoctin Mountain Orchard, Thurmont, MD
Last day to register online: Fri Jun 22, 2012
23 June 2012
#1 FAQ: Do I have to register? It would be greatly, greatly appreciated. Imagine trying to plan an event and having more people show than you have space and food. That is the same issue we deal with when planning events. The venue needs to know how many people to plan for as so they can have enough staff and space available.
We will begin at Catoctin Mountain Orchard in Thurmont, MD, then on to Wilson's Farm Meats in Catlett, Va. Ending for lunch in Fredericksburg, Va. As always all persons are welcome to attend, whether a member or non-member.
Catoctin Mountain Orchard Thurmont, Va . www.catoctinmountainorchard.com We have been here so many times do I really need to repeat myself. A few of us have been known to leave CMO w/ 12+ pies. CMO is a mom & pop operation specializing in homemade pies, either baked or frozen. They also have fresh fruits, preserves, jams, jellies, dressings and cider and BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. YOU MUST TRY THE APPLE CIDER!!!
Note: I highly recommend ordering your pies ahead of time since we are a large group. Ordering ahead will help in us getting underway on time. The pies can be ordered freshly baked or frozen. Some people do bring a cooler with them to keep their pies from sliding around in the trunk, especially since we have a lot more fun driving to do. When you place your order, reference the "BMW group". The pies range in price from $8.95-$10.95. Check their site for the different types of pie.
IMPORTANT: The deadline for calling or emailing in orders for pies is Friday, 22 June. Popular pies: Apple Walnut, Strawberry, Cherry Crumb, Peach, Peach Blueberry, Blueberry, Four Berry.
Next stop, Wilson Farms Meat Co., they have been a family run business for 55 years. They sell every part of the cow, lamb and pig. All meats are cut to order. This is a great opportunity to pick up some great aged meat for the summer. Maya, the owner, is a joy to deal with and is quick witted. Don’t take her jabs seriously, she is only joking.
Wilson's is a cash only business. No checks are accepted unless you are an established customer. It is HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you place your order in advance, especially if you want a custom cut of meat. The store front is quite small and they will keep things moving. The meat will be packaged individually wrapped and then boxed tied with butcher’s string. You will definitely need to bring a cooler. We will pass plenty of places to pick up ice. There is also a place at the Exxon station about a 1/2 mile before we get to Wilson's to pick up ice. The cut off date for ordering is 22 June. I will send order form via email if you contact me: email@example.com
Lunch is a pie run favorite, The Bavarian Chef (Fredericksburg location, NOT the Madison, Va), it has been operated continuously by the Thalwitz family since its opening in 1974. Its cuisine is distinctively German and all the food is prepared onsite using Thalwitz recipes. Its recipes are sought after, but can only be discovered with the senses. When Eckhard and Bruni Thalwitz opened the Bavarian Chef in 1974, it quickly became a local favorite, renowned for its incredible portions of authentic German food and warm hospitality.
We will start at Catoctin Mountain Orchard in Thurmont, MD. Continue to Wilson's Farm Meat in Catlett, Va. From there on to lunch.
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