Monday, June 21, 2010

"June" Apples are here!

We have Lodi apples a.k.a. "June" apples have arrived at Hinton's Orchard! So for all of you that have been waiting for good fried apples -- this is the time. We also have blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, onions, and green beans. Open Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pamper Mom with a Gift from Hinton's

Hinton's Orchard has plenty of options for pampering Mom this Mother's Day. We have a wide variety of flowers, herbs, vegetable plants, and hanging baskets if that is the route to her heart, or choose a special gift basket to make Mom happy. Choose from our special Mother's Day baskets -- the Breakfast in Bed basket, Apple of My Eye basket, or One Hot Momma basket or design your own from our selection of preserves, fruit butters, and salsas. Our hand woven baskets would also make any mom smile. Hinton's Kitchen will have fresh baked, homemade bread and pies available on Friday and Saturday.

Stop in today to see what Hinton's has to make your mom happy! Or better yet, bring Mom with you on Friday or Saturday to receive 10% off purchases. Open Monday - Saturday 9 am - 6 pm.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Derby Weekend at Hinton's

Hinton's Kitchen is officially opening this weekend with our new buttertop and cinnamon breads, apple pies, and the pies named after that little horse race in Louisville on Saturday. (You know the kind, but we're not supposed to use their real name.)

Plant specials for the weekend are 10% off fruit trees and berry bushes and buy 3 perennials at regular price and get the 4th for free. We have several varieties of apple and peach trees, raspberry, blackberry and strawberry plants, and 25 different varieties of perennial flowers.

Specials good Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 from 9 am - 6 pm.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spring in the Orchard

Spring has arrived at Hinton's Orchard! Our greenhouse is full of color with beautiful annual and perennial flowers, hanging baskets, herb plants and vegetable and strawberry plants. New to our selection this year are rhubarb plants, blackberry and fall bearing raspberry bushes, Knock Out Rose bushes, and even ready to plant peach and apple trees. We also have asparagus in the market along with several new Kentucky Proud food options and our private label items. The orchard is beautiful right now because the apple trees are blooming.

Regular market hours begin on Tuesday, April 20th. Open Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm. Plan now to come out for our Welcome Back Party next Saturday, April 24th between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Seed planting with the kids, and hayrides around the farm. Fun times at Hinton's Orchard!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Winter Season Begins at Hinton's Orchard

The winter season arrived at Hinton's Orchard on Saturday as we closed our market for the year. It is always a sad time as a season comes to a close, but we want to take the opportunity to thank all of you who helped make this a great year for us. We truly appreciate your business. While our market is closed for the season, it's not too late for you to enjoy some of your favorites from Hinton's Orchard. We're pleased to announce that we've opened a location in the Elizabethtown Towne Mall for the holiday season. We are in a great location near the Gap Outlet and Bath & Body Works. We are carrying a full selection of fruit butters, preserves, salsas, salad dressings, Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese, and Penn's Country Ham to purchase individually or as part of a great gift basket. We can also take care of your fruit basket needs through the mall location.

Don't forget about Hinton's as you complete your holiday shopping. Our products are great gifts for teachers, co-workers, and that hard to buy for family member. Come see us at Towne Mall, and be sure to wave at our trees if you pass by the farm!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

6th Annual PumpkinFest

Hinton's Orchard's 6th Annual PumpkinFest will be Saturday, October 10th from 10am-6pm. Bring the whole family for a day of fall fun in the country. There will be live music with Matt & Joanna Black from Hardin County performing 11-1 and the Trinity Gospelaires from Taylor County performing 2-4. Come hungry and enjoy Durham Beef burgers hot off the grill and all kinds of sweet pumpkin & apple treats from Hinton's Kitchen. Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick out that perfect pumpkin, or pick from over 1,000 of all shapes, sizes, and colors that are already picked. Browse our market for fresh apples, apple cider, pumpkin butter and much more. We appreciate the many families who make PumpkinFest an annual tradition and welcome you back this year for an even bigger and better festival. If you've never been, make a new tradition with your family by spending some time with the Hinton Family on Saturday. There is no admission for the festival. Hayrides are only $2.00 per person or for $5.00 per person, you can explore our professionally designed 3 acre Barnyard Adventure corn maze, play in Hinton's FarmLand play area, and take a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Children 2 and under are free. That's cheaper than a matinee movie, and a lot more fun for your family. Join us for Hinton's Orchard 6th Annual PumpkinFest this Saturday, October 10th from 10-6!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Recipes from Hinton's Kitchen

Thanks to Campbellsville University's WLCU-TV4, Joanna had the opportunity to visit with Ed McGuire on "What's Cooking Neighbor?" Below are the two recipes that she cooked for the show. One is Hinton's own Apple Pie Filling and the other is for Apple Quesadillas adapted from So, whether you would like to can some apples for later or eat them now you can find a recipe to enjoy!

Apple Quesadillas
4 medium tart apples (such as Jonathon, Winesap, Granny Smith), peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar, divided
Vegetable cooking spray
1 (8 ounce) package cream chees, softened
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 (8 inch) flour tortillas
2 1/2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Toss together apples, lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons sugar.

Cook apple mixture in a large skillet coated with vegetable cooking spray over medium-high heat, stirring often, 5 minutes or until tender and golden brown. Remove apple mixture from skillet, and set aside. Wipe skillet clean.

Beat cream cheese, condensed milk, and vanilla at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth (about 2 minutes).

Place 1 tortilla in skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat; spread with about 1/4 cup cream cheese mixture. Cook q minute or until filling bubbles. Spoon 1/4 cup apple mixture on half of filling; sprinkle with about 1 teaspoon pecans. Fold tortilla in half; cook about 1 minute on each side until browned. Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas, fillings and pecans.

Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into 3 wedges. Makes 12 servings.

Apple Pie Filling
(Recipe credit to Paula Varney)

5 - 6 pounds of apples
lemon juice
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
10 cups water

Peel and slice apples. Soak in water with lemon juice to prevent browning.

Combine remaining ingredients in large dutch oven stirring often. Cook over medium heat until mixture is thickened.

Pack apples into quart jars. With wide-mouth funnel, pour liquid over the apples filling to the neck of the jar. Remove air bubbles from the jar and add more liquid as necessary.

Place lids on jars and pressure can according to canner directions.

Each jar makes one deep dish pie. Pour filling into pie crust and top with another crust or other topping. Bake 45 - 50 minutes at 350 degrees.