Canned & Frozen:
When so many fresh, healthy foods are grown on our Farm it's hard not to create hearty concotions in our Farm Kitchen! We offer various canned goods that revolve around the harvest in our fields.
About ten years ago, Mama Robin spiced up an otherwise slow Winter afternoon by experimenting with her chicken noodle soup recipe. It turns out the recipe was pretty good, and so we began selling chicken noodle soup to our customers. Soon we were offering frozen quarts of homemade chicken noodle soup, homemade meatballs and sauce, chicken pot pies and even frozen pierogie by the dozen!
In general, our homemade foods are sold either canned or frozen. Check out our Bakery section for more information on the yummy output from our ovens. We attempt to keep our freezers full of our homemade foods at all times, but we encourage our customers to call ahead to check availability if you are looking for a specific item.
To the right are some of the homemade foods we offer in the Farm Market freezers.
FROZEN HOMEMADE FOODS
Homemade Soups & Sauces
(in Qt containers)
- Beef Barley Soup
- Chicken Noodle Soup
- Chicken Corn Soup
- Italian Wedding Soup
- Lasagna Soup
- Manhattan Clam Chowder
- Meatballs & Sauce
- Sausage & Sauce
- Stuffed Cabbage Soup
- Pastured Chicken Broth
- Pizza Soup
More Homemade Foods
- Applesauce w/honey
- Pierogie (1 doz)
- Homemade Noodles
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Pasty (Meat pie w/potatoes & onions)
- Vegetable Quiche
- Cheeseburger Quiche
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There's always something good in the oven in the Miller's bakery. Over the years we've gained a reputation as the source of some of the tastiest homemade baked goods in Northeast PA. We like to think they're so yummy because we only use the freshest ingredients (either from our farm or locally-prodcured wherever possible) and the most "Grandma-like" preparation methods. Of course, our "secret weapons" are the fine ladies of the Bakery--Mama Robin, Aunt Jackie and Denae!
Throughout the year the Bakery turns out all sorts of fresh pies, cookies of several varieties, dessert breads, doughnuts and more! (See below.)
Of course, this means that we may not have your favorite pie in stock when you stop by. We encourage our customers to call ahead and advance order their pies, unless it's October. During the Winter, Spring and Summer, we are generally able to honor same-day requests if made in the morning. During October, we are simply too busy both in the Bakery and in the fields to honor advance Bakery orders. We gratefully appreciate your understanding during our busiest season.
Do you love the smell of our pies when you walk through the Farm Market door? Why not bring the smell home with you? You can purchase some of our pie varieties Frozen and Unbaked (baking instructions included). Pop one of these in your oven and have a piping hot dessert ready for your next dinner party! Many of our pies can be purchased from the freezer year-round!
Like everything else on the Farm, the Bakery follows the rhythm of the seasons. See below for a more detailed list of our Bakery goodies and their approximate availability.
|Apple/Apple Crumb*||All Year|
|Banana Cream||Holidays Only|
|Blueberry/Blueberry Crumb*||Summer & Fall|
|Chocolate Cream||Holidays Only|
|Coconut Cream||Holidays Only|
|Lemon Crumb||All Year|
|Strawberry Rhubarb||Summer & Fall|
|* These pies are generally available Frozen Unbaked (in season).|
|Apple Cider Doughnuts||Sept & Oct|
|Candy Apples||Sept & Oct|
|Cookies (Choc Chip, PB, Oatmeal Raisin)||Sept & Oct|
|Dessert Breads (Pumpkin, Zucchini)||Late Summer & Fall|
|Welsh Cookies||All Year|
|Zucchini Brownies*||Sumer & Fall|
|* These are generally available frozen year-round while supplies last.|
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At Miller's we take the cider-making craft seriously, a legacy that began generations ago on our farm. We carefully select a variety of apples for each small batch, expertly blending, tasting and adjusting along the way. Just like any other artisanal drink, no two batches of Sweet Apple Cider are the same-and that's the way we like it! It takes approximately one bushel of apples to make 3 gallons of cider. It depends largely on the juiciness of the apple varieties. Miller's Orchards makes only unpasteurized Sweet Apple Cider, which ensures that our customers get only the freshest, raw, full apple flavor. And there are no preservatives in Miller's Orchards cider.
In general, early Fall cider is tart, reflecting the tartness of the Early Mac's, Transparents and Paula Red's that dominate the early Apple harvest. As the Fall progresses, the cider's depth increases as we introduce fuller-flavored Apple varieties to the batches. Usually, the late October, early November cider is Lew's favorite! But we have found that most customers simply love to enjoy the evolution of the cider's taste throughout the Fall.
Our customers often ask us about the difference between Apple CIDER and Apple JUICE. Apple JUICE has been heated and filtered and generally mixed with sugar and preservatives. Apple CIDER contains apple solids suspended in the drink. These solids will settle as "sediment" over time.
(Tip: Don't shake your cider to reintroduce the sediment to the drink--it won't be reabsorbed. Just leave the sediment on the bottom and drink the liquid off the top.)
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