Kauffman's orchard products are sold all over Pennsylvania Dutch Country, in Lancaster County and beyond, by numerous vendors in the Mid-Atlantic states.
When Kauffman’s was founded, healthy and nutritious food wasn’t as much of a priority as it is now, but with cultural factors and changes like world wars, women working, and the entry of TV, an explosion happened. Suddenly, frozen dinners, McDonald’s, and Little Debbie’s became immensely popular along
with expanding waistlines, and it took everyone a while to fully realize what was going on. Finally, people began to tune into health, and here at Kauffman’s, we made the choice to not only continue growing food responsibly and sustainably, but also healthfully, and this is a special priority in the foods we process right here at our farm and market.
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Award Winning Homemade Sweet Apple Cider
This is the premier apple cider in the Mid-Atlantic region! Kauffman's apple cider was voted 1st place of 20 entries in the cider taste competition at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention (also in 2007, 2010, and 2014!).
Careful, consistent blending of sweet and tart apple varieties is our specialty. The apples are inspected and washed before being ground and squeezed with modern, sanitary equipment. The cider is screened and flash-pasteurized, making a delicious, nutritious, refreshing beverage; then, it's bottled by our state-of-the-art, automated bottling system.
Homemade Apple Schnitz
Our apple schnitz is made from fresh apples and air-dried with no preservatives. It is a tasty, healthy, all-natural snack, and is well known as an ingredient in PA Dutch specialties like Schnitz & Knepp and Schnitz Pie. Our apple schnitz is available in sweet and tart variations made with different varieties of apples; it can be purchased at our market, various outlets in the Mid-Atlantic regions (click here for vendors), and online.
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Homemade Apple, Peach, Pear, & Pumpkin Butters
Our fruit butters get their flavor from our old-fashioned process of cooking the fruit in fruit juices, retaining the natural sugars and fiber of the fruit. We take care to make them "just right." Apple butter can be enjoyed in four tasty variations:
• With Sugar & Spice
• No Sugar, with Spice
• No Sugar, no Spice (Plain)
• No Sugar, no Spice, with Honey
Besides apple butter, we also make regular and sugar-free variations of peach, pear, and pumpkin butter. All of these butters and fruit butter gift packs are available in our farm market and online.
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Homemade Cider Donuts
Ready for a mouth-watering treat? How about a warm, fresh apple cider donut made on the weekends during the summer and fall (June-October) at the front of our farm market? We use a cake donut mix and include our award-winning apple cider in the recipe!
You'll not be satisfied with just one of these. Not sure? Just ask for a free sample.