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T.S. Smith & Sons hosts free u-pick and family picnic for UD alumni Sept. 22

September 17, 2013
Freshly picked apples at T.S. Smith & Sons are a familiar sight during the fall season in Sussex County. SOURCE SUBMITTED

All University of Delaware alumni residing in Kent and Sussex counties are invited to attend a free u-pick and family picnic from noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, at T.S. Smith & Sons Farms & Orchard, Orchards End Road, Bridgeville. Those who plan to attend should register for planning purposes

The business was founded in 1907, and T.S. Smith & Sons’ two sons, Charlie and Tom, are Blue Hens. Patrons can enjoy an a authentic Delaware farm experience, complete with a personalized wagon tour of the orchard by host Charlie. They may pick apples right off the tree for a special Blue Hens rate of only $1 per pound.

Participants should bring a bag lunch and enjoy it under the pavilion while seeing a demonstration by a master food educator volunteer and a youth craft led by a local 4-H Club. They’ll enjoy complimentary apple cider, famous apple doughnuts and ginger snap cookies.

The u-pick area is on Orchards End Road (dirt road directly opposite Goodwill), off northbound Route 13 in Bridgeville, two miles north of the Route 13/404 intersection. Look for the blue and gold balloons Phone number is 302-337-8271.

Blue Hens in southern Delaware are asked to register at the UD Alumni website, UDconnection.com and search for Kent/Sussex Alumni Club. Alumni may also join the new Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/KentSussexAlumni and follow on Twitter @BlueHenAlumsKS.