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Where to Enjoy an Apple a Day at the Beach this Fall

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Just 30 minutes from Lewes, the Apple-Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville this weekend will showcase one of Sussex County’s favorite fruits. But it’s not the only place where you can find autumn’s signature flavor.

 

At Historic Lewes Farmers Market, held on Saturdays, and the Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market, held on Tuesdays, Fifer Orchards is selling apples grown in its Camden-Wyoming orchards. The family farm offers up to 25 varieties and brings six different kinds, along with cider and apple cider donuts. On Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fifer will open the seasonal stand in Dewey Beach for a one-day-only fall sale.

Shields Elementary School parking lot, Savannah Rd. & Sussex Dr., Lewes • 644-1436
501 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 249-7878

 

Old World Breads, another frequent vendor at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market, is baking apple pies, whole wheat pastry tarts with apple (a gourmet Pop-Tart), apple coffee cakes and apple cider donuts. Find them at the market or in the bakery.

32191 Nassau Rd., Lewes • 313-5191

 

Half Full is currently offering the Dublin Pig, a gourmet pizza with Fifer Orchards apples, braised pork, Dubliner Irish Cheddar Cheese and garlic sauce. For dessert? Apple cider donut cupcakes.

125 Second St., Lewes • 645-8877

 

At Half Full’s sister restaurant, Kindle, start dinner with a bourbon-apple shrub and end it with a cobbler made with Fifer’s crimson crisp apples.

111 Bank St., Lewes • 645-7887

 

Belly up to Heirloom’s bar for a cider-bourbon smash, which is chef Matt Kern’s favorite drink, and then tuck into foie gras with an apple gastrique, sourdough bread, mustard greens and a caramel corn garnish. Kern is also serving pan-seared trout with Honeycrisp apples.

212 Savannah Rd., Lewes • 313-4065

 

Palate Bistro’s dessert menu includes freshly baked apple-cranberry dumplings with pumpkin ice cream from Hopkins Farm Creamery.

9266 Coastal Highway Unit 11, Rehoboth Beach • 249-8489 

 

Beginning tomorrow, Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar will unveil its fall menu, featuring warm apple-and-butternut-squash crisp with maple and rosemary, topped with vanilla ice cream.

30904 Coastal Hwy., Bethany Blues • 539-7111

 

At Matt’s Fish Camp, recent specials have included a bone-in Berkshire pork chop with apple chutney and an apple buckle, which chef Maurice Catlett says is like a streusel-topped coffee cake. In addition, he’s currently working on apple kimchi.

34401 Tenley Court, Lewes • 644-2267

 

Hurry over to Brimming Horn Meadery for the last bottles of the Apple Butter Cyser, which have been flying off the shelves since their late September release. If the meadery runs out of apple Butter Cyser, consider another fall favorite, the pumpkin-spice mead Basic Witch.

28615 Lewes Georgetown Hwy., Milton • 664-1188

 

Chef Hari Cameron has put duck scrapple with apples on the menu at a(MUSE.). Ask for his punch made with Fifer Orchards cider and Dogfish Head’s Compelling Gin.

44 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth • 227-7107

 

Dogfish Head’s spirits line also includes Esprit Malade, a tart blend of apple brandy, raw apple cider and Dogfish Head’s Sick Cider. (The latter is an unfiltered, rustic cider made with Fuji, Roman, Stayman, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious apples from Fifer Orchards). The blend is sold at the Milton brewery and the Rehoboth brewpub. On Oct. 18, Dogfish Head and Dewey Beer Co. will collaborate on an apple-cider-donut beer, which will be released at Analog A Go Go Nov. 1-18.

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