This past Monday we drove up to Shippensburg, Pa to visit our friends at Toigo Orchards. The farm is nestled in the Cumberland Valley with rows and rows of apple, pear, apricot, peach and plum trees stretching across the land and rolling up to the nearby hills. Mark Toigo and Vaclav are the ones who run and oversee the operations, and we use pretty much everything they grow in the production of our gelato. Beginning with their strawberries, then on with the cucumbers, sour cherries, apricots, plums, yellow peaches, white peaches, red watermelons, yellow watermelons, athena cantaloupes, yellow corn, heirloom tomatoes, chestnuts, all types of pears and apples, ciders and sweetening it all up with their raw honey. That’s pretty much everything that comes off that farm and right smack into our gelato. It’s so nice to know the folks and the land where our ingredients come from. We would not do it any other way.