After lunch, we headed inside to browse (and buy!).
They had tons of varieties, all available at different times through the harvest season.
Plus loads of other fruit.
You could either purchase fresh blueberries or pick your own. Since it was 100F outside, we skipped that part of the experience.
Plus there were plenty of farm-fresh veggies – since we’re city-dwellers, we stocked up on tomatoes and elusive East Texas purple hulled peas. I can’t wait to make my favorite salad!
But the best part of the stop (due in no small measure to equal parts high temps and fresh fruit) was the orchard’s homemade fruit ice cream. I couldn’t decide which I wanted, so I splurged on a swirl of strawberry and peach ice creams. Yum!
It was well worth the trek to Ham’s Orchard – worth the heat and the constant crowds. The Boy and I are fairly certain we’ll have to stop again during the summer months, if for nothing else than a bit of delicious homemade soft serve.