1431 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803

Open Tue-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

This month’s obsession

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You ever get focused on something, ignoring several other same somethings?

I do.

I have been taking pictures of this patch of purple kohlrabi for weeks. They are big and beautiful thigh-high plants. Just simply gorgeous.

And whenever I take a picture, it’s like, “oh, yay… leaves.”

I mean, leaves are awesome and all – all the cool kids eat leaves – but that’s not the exciting part of kohlrabi.

It’s the alien flying-saucer appearance.

And finally, FINALLY I can show you more than just purple stems.

So I give you, purple kohlrabi.

And weeds. There are always weeds.

Do we have other patches of kohlrabi? Yes.

Other patches of purple kohlrabi? Also, yes.

Purple kohlrabi with bulbs already formed? Yes again.

Do I have any desire to take pictures of those kohlrabi plants? No.

For whatever reason, I have decided that the purple kohlrabi in the middle tunnel is the only kohlrabi that matters.

My brain is weird.

Gah, technology

Thank you to the person who let us know the website wasn’t working. 49 hours, 3 tech support people, and a team later (but who’s counting), and we’re back in business.

I still don’t understand what went wrong. And I don’t think they do either.

But, regardless, the website is working now.

So sorry if you tried to access the website in the past couple of days and you got an error message! It was not intentional!

New hours coming

This Monday 12/19 will be our last Monday open!

Hmmm, that sounds ominous when I put it that way.

We’re not closing closing, just adding a day off.

Starting December 26th we will be closed on both Sundays AND Mondays.

All other days remain the same (…except for these 2 holiday weeks when we’re closing at 3 on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve…).

Some seasonal inspiration:

Happy Eating!



Open Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5. Closed Sunday.

Closed Sundays & Mondays starting after Christmas.

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About Highland Orchards

Completely surrounded by suburbia, our small farm has been growing beyond expectations since 1832, just north of Wilmington, Delaware.

Growing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, Highland Orchards provides true “farm fresh” for the community all year. If you want to shake the hand of the farmer who grows for you, here is the farm! With plants in the ground or under cover in tunnels, we grow for every season. A family farm, we have three different generations involved in running the farm right now.

Come see us to eat fresh, eat local, and eat well!