Apple Cider DonutsWarm, sweet, covered in cinnamon and sugar, there is nothing more reminiscent of fall than the apple cider donut. So this week we’ve covered some amazing spots where you can buy the best cider donuts, while also enjoying some good old fashioned fall fun!
This famous donut truck is well worth the drive to scenic Charlottesville, VA. Started by a husband and wife team in 2007, Carpe Donut serves each and every donut fresh and piping hot! They use organic ingredients to create their perfect donuts. You will not be able to stop at just one! If you can’t make it to Charlottesville, don’t worry, they are stocked in local Whole Foods Markets and Moms Organic Markets.
Great Country Farms
This beautiful farm in Bluemont is the perfect place for a day of family fun. There are many activities to enjoy with the kids, such as wagon rides, a fishing pond, mazes, a barnyard and putt putt golf. Don’t forget you’re at a farm, so pop over to the orchards to pick your own apples, pumpkin, gourds, or a number of other seasonal produce. At the Roosteraunt Bakery & Concession, you can have some pizzas for lunch. Or skip the pizza and fill up on their ‘infamous’ cider donuts!
This historic farm has been passed down through generations of the Marker-Miller family. They have lovingly built up their orchard to include a diverse array of fruits, but it is truly their apples that shine. Come here to pick some fruit, have a picnic, ride the cow train or the wagon and to bask in the beautiful autumnal sun. Snack on their homemade fudge, hand-dipped ice cream, or fresh fruit slushie. Before you pack up for the day, stop by their bakery for their famous-for-a-reason apple cider donuts! After tasting these donuts, you may find yourself driving back the next day!
Carter Mountain Orchard
Carter Mountain Orchard has everything you need for a perfect day in the countryside. Start the morning by picking your own apples in their luscious orchard. Once you’ve worked up an appetite head to the Mountain Grill for something seasonal and local. With your belly full, it’s time to sate your thirst! Either walk on over to Bold Rock Cellar for cider made in the Blue Ridge Mountains with Carter Mountain apples, or to Prince Michel Wine Shop for wine made in Madison County with Carter Mountain grapes. Before you drive home, stop by the Country Store to pick up some unique, local goods. Do not miss their award-winning cider donuts! After all, that is the main reason for your visit to Carter Mountain, right?
The Apple House
A charming local restaurant and gift shop near the northern entrance to Skyline Drive, The Apple House is a must-visit. Specializing in Virginia goods, their shop offers peanuts, ham, candles, apple butter, wine and hot sauce, just to name a few! Once you’ve filled your bags and sampled the wine, mosey over to the restaurant to fill up on their famous BBQ, before tasting their incredible apple butter donuts. You won’t be able to resist buying a dozen donuts to take home!