Apples are in season, and so are the apple cider donuts!
Fall is in full swing in Maryland, and it’s time to get out and enjoy some tasty fall treats. A favorite featured at many of the local farms is apple cider donuts. They are made by adding apple cider to the batter and then dipping the baked or fried donuts in cinnamon sugar. Here are five places in Maryland where you can pick up some apple cider donuts for your clan!
Gaver Farm is a one-stop for fall fun and apple cider everything. Get fresh hot donuts on the weekends, or pick them up in the bakery during the week. You can also get fresh-picked apples and apple cider slushies! Gaver Farm also hosts a fall festival complete with hayrides, corn maze, a petting zoo, and small carnival rides. Admission to the festival is $9 on weekdays and $13.50 on the weekends; kids under 2 are free.
Located in Silver Spring, Heyser Farms is centrally located for people in Howard and Montgomery counties. Fresh donuts are only made on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings. Bring the kids for a tour of the apple cider press, and visit the on-site farmers market. Heads up: the donuts sell out fast, so get there early!
Weber’s Cedar Mill Farm
If you're close to Towson, you can find fresh apple cider donuts at Weber’s Cedar Mill Farm at a great price. Weber’s sells a dozen of the tasty treats for just $8, and you can even order online for convenience. While you’re there, check out the farmers market, pick-your-own-fruit fields, and the fun farm activities.
Located down in southern Maryland is Miller Farms, boasting one of the best selection of fresh-baked donuts in the state. Choose from more than 24 flavors, including seasonal flavors like banana and pumpkin, yeast-raised (weekends only), and of course, apple cider donuts. You can also buy local fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and more at the farm’s market.
Courtesy of Miller Farms
Finally, If you can’t get motivated to visit one of the local farms, just visit your local Dunkin.’ Apple cider donuts have been added to the fall seasonal menu at Maryland, D.C., and Virginia-area stores. Get them in regular and munchkin size, and pair them with a seasonal Dunkin’ coffee.
Many of the farms close in bad weather, so be sure to call ahead before you make the trip!
What is your favorite place to get apple cider donuts? Give us your recommendations in the comments!