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50 posts
Mar 08, 2013
3:56 PM
I've been in many other orchard barns since I visited Mumma's as a kid. Mumma's set the bar for that fresh-picked apple smell. It was a blast so strong you could just about taste it. No modern orchard seems to come close. Do you suppose Mumma's spiked the smell?? Maybe they just grew older apple varieties that had more nose appeal. In any case, Mumma's Orchard deserves the mention.

Last Edited by rdebross on Mar 08, 2013 4:01 PM
61 posts
Mar 09, 2013
4:07 PM
Anyone remember the apple orchard on Beaver Valley Road in Beavercreek. It had a wonderful smell all its own also. As a family we would go pick apples on a Sunday afternoon in September (we could hardly wait for the date) and everyone had a favorite apple, and we came home with some of each. Also, there was a fresh-water spring in the front. They had a tub set up with faucets and people would come from all over to fill their water jugs. You could drop a donation in a slot if you had the desire or not. After many years of having the best tasting water around, someone as usual, decided for us that it was a health risk and closed it down. A few years later the big orchard was gone also. It makes me feel sad everytime I pass there now. That's progress for you! Frank's Farm and orchard on Kemp Road is a thing of the past now also.

Last Edited by Syxpack on Mar 09, 2013 4:21 PM
blue J
74 posts
Mar 18, 2013
1:51 PM
Syxpack- I live in the neighborhood that is now on the east side of Beaver Valley, directly across from where that orchard was. When we moved there in 2002, the orchard was still there, as well as the water (and that water was fantastic). We used to walk up and across the road to get a few apples, and there were always the friendliest people there, too, as we were all there for the same reason...

I don't remember exactly when it was closed down- I want to say it was around 2004 or '05, but I'm not certain.

It was a sad day indeed when all the trees were gone. There is a church adjacent to where the entrance of the orchard was. It has sort of ruined that landscape for me.
67 posts
Mar 18, 2013
6:49 PM
blueJ I have been trying for years to find apples in the stores that taste as good as the ones that we picked at that orchard to no avail. They just don't have any flavor and they all taste the same (like cardboard). You're right, that water was fantastic and the people were so friendly and helpful. They certainly "knew their stuff" How sad!

Last Edited by Syxpack on Mar 18, 2013 6:56 PM
luv my dayton
464 posts
Nov 18, 2013
11:11 AM
I used to head to franks often. Seems when they quit selling produce it became more antiques. Have no idea what they do there now. Do know somewhere there's a big place called Fulton farms on 201 or 202. There are amish products sold there also.
Paula fishman
7 posts
Feb 13, 2014
5:43 AM
Along with Mumas there was Wamplers. In the 60's my parents and their friends would spend every New Years Eve at a dance held in the large barn..
joey m
183 posts
Feb 13, 2014
8:20 AM
Paula fishman Thats funny my wife and myself used to get a group and go to those dances in the mid 60's. Ithink there was a band that was led by a fella called Jim May.
186 posts
Apr 12, 2014
7:08 PM
Syxpack, the name of the orcard on Beavervalley Rd., was Howell's Orchard. As a teen, I helped a neighbor trim the water sprouts in the fruit trees. Ate a lot of apples.

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