The morning begins with fresh seasonal fruit— an assortment of five types of melon and berries. “Elegant, Local and Delicious.” is how our guests describe the morning’s first course. From exotic fruit, Asian mangos, to locally grown berries, fall apples from Champlain Orchards, to the best and freshest melon found in surrounding markets. We serve mostly local, organic fruit provided by family farmers…
Fresh Georgia Peaches—Local Blackberries and Blueberries, and that’s our mint leaf…
Raspberries and Blackberries from Champlain Orchards.
Philippine Mango or the Manila Mango are the Sweetest Variety.
Sometimes, it’s just about the morning view… and, those are Rainier cherries.
In late-spring, summer, and early fall, our legendary gourmet farm-to-table breakfasts are served al fresco surrounded by perennial gardens, early sheep pastures and lush undisturbed distant mountain views, “It’s just magical here, and one of the prettiest outside dining spots in Vermont!”
Champlain Orchards in Shoreham is Vermont’s premier orchard. They are one of the oldest continuously operating family owned, ecologically managed orchards that is well worth the drive, just an hour from Pond Mountain Inn. Their method of growing fruit follows a strict and inspected eco-sensitive, minimally-treated and natural method as possible.
Kay and I continually seek out Farm To Table delicious food to prepare for our guests and this is one of our favorite places. We normally spend over an hour roaming about the orchards picking over a bushel of apples. This is truly Vermont’s premier orchard and we treated our guests to this wonderful experience. Afterward, we taste five varieties of hard cider – my favorite was Honeycrisp single varietal cider!
You can pick your own apples with over 110 varieties to choose from. Also, in season right now are fall raspberries, Asian pears, and European plums.