Week 2: Cinnamon, spices, all so nice for pumpkin cookies!

It’s my second Saturday at Heyser Farm’s bakery and I decided to bake pumpkin walnut cookies and zucchini bread today, in addition to the “regular” staples — chocolate chip cookies, Snickerdoodles, apple pies, cherry pies, and blueberry pies.  Oh my!

This Saturday was busy with customers asking for apple pies.  We use Jonagold apples right here from the farm and sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar.  Jonagold is a cross between a Jonathan and a Golden Delicious.  It’s a pretty good standard baking apple.  I also like the Stayman and the Golden Delicious personally, for baking.

I made 11 dozen chocolate chip cookies in the morning, followed by 5 apple pies and then 5 zucchini breads and about 25 pumpkin walnut “softies”!

After today, I felt like this farm cat, yawning and ready for a nap.

Another adventure today for the Heyser Farm was fixing the apple cider machine. It went down for half the day!  Customers were eager to have this fixed quickly!

One customer drove all the way from Baltimore just to get a gallon of cider!  I’ve learned that the cider is very popular here, and the more gallons you buy the cheaper the gallon price. If you buy more than 10 gallons, the price drops to around $5.00 per gallon.  Heyser Farm also hosts parties too. Today we had a birthday party and the guests were able to tour the farm and learn about how apple cider is made.






Author: Kimberly Kweder

33 years old, career woman, Pittsburgh native, and loves projects that involve communications, social media, and international development.

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