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`Turning 40′ Tour at Terhune Orchards Takes Visitors Behind the Scenes

Lucky the peacock at Terhune Orchards. Photo: Steve Hiltner.
Lucky the peacock at Terhune Orchards. Photo: Steve Hiltner.

As I hurried to catch the start of a 40th anniversary tour of Terhune Orchards, surprised that I was actually on time, I passed a major showoff in the chicken coop. The white peacock was trying to impress the chickens, who were clearly more interested in the food.

As with the chickens, it’s the food that’s always impressed me about Terhune Orchards. No big show, just consistently great when it comes to taste and quality. No fancy facade, just keepin’ it real. Cider, donuts, apples that just keep coming, and some 35 other crops to make the short drive out of town worthwhile. There’s also the integration of business and community spirit, of which the chickens may not have paid much notice.

On this farm, utility is mixed with charm. History sits comfortably mingled with the modern in a multi-generational assemblage of “stuff”. Click to continue reading.

Steve Hiltner

Stephen K. Hiltner is a botanist and jazz musician, who has served on various advisory commissions and has worked to promote sustainability in Princeton for the past fifteen years. He currently leads efforts to restore nature and culture at Herrontown Woods, maintains numerous blogs about nature and sustainability, and leads a theatrical group called Climate Cabaret. Steve is a regular contributor to Planet Princeton.

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