A Visit to The Springhouse

My mom is fairly housebound now but when she was working, a treat for her would be to run to The Springhouse Market and pick up some salads or goodies on the weekend. The place is absolutely insane on Mother’s Day, with an outdoor chicken BBQ going on, and Brent, my little grandson would be with his real mama on Mother’s Day.  I asked my sons and DIL  if we could go out on Saturday, and they agreed.

The plan was to have a nice lunch at The Springhouse and then I’d get some sides to go with the turkey and vegetables that I cooked for her the day before. I took out potato salad, cole slaw, ( the best in the world ) broccoli & bacon salad, ambrosia salad, which she’d always loved, and a blackberry cobbler.

Here are the children in her front yard, posing with their sticks…they were pretending that they were hikers.

kids at mummys

As to The Springhouse, some of you may recall my posts about this place before. but it’s been ages since I have done so, and they do change things around so here are some photos from this latest visit. It’s a working dairy farm with a market, deli, ice cream section, hot foods, and plenty of gifts to purchase on whim.

I tried to get a few shots of the vintage appliances because I thought that you’d enjoy them. They had one outside the front door on this particular day.

Vintage appliance entry to springhouse

Here is a long view to the left when you enter; a vintage piece is shown at the beginning. The right side holds many displays and the hot foods area and seating.

inside springhouse long view

appliance in front holding baked goods

appliance coca cola chest

A few more shots from indoors before we move outside : this antique doll was above the tables where we were sitting while having our lunch :

antique doll above where we were sitting

Behind my chair :

chippy chair eggs etc

Most of the seating is at tables or booths but you can always choose this little diner-like area as well.

red diner type seating area

All of the children had fresh milk with their lunch and outdoors a sign reminds you to purchase some to take home prior to leaving. The landscaping all around was lovely as usual. A walk out to the field takes you to a huge earth mound with slides ( very slick and fast ) in the spring and summer. In the fall there are hay bales and tunnels set up.  The children enjoyed a good hour going down the slides before we headed out to my mom’s house.

milk slides etc collage

My DIL went down the slides a few times with the girls and they were just thrilled to have a pile-up with Mommy at the bottom. It was a great time with perfect weather.

floral closeup

When I was a kid, did the local farms have such activities? Heck no! The most fun we had as country kids back then was the fair once a year and rolling down a hill, lol! How about you? :)

Here’s a photo collage of the hay bales and tunnels that I’d mentioned earlier: This was taken on a visit in the fall of 2014. For more of that post showing The Springhouse indoors and out in the fall,  visit HERE.

brent haystacks collage

I WILL say that we were all shocked at how expensive it has gotten over the last few years. For example, pies are now at $15.00! Having wiped out most of our money on our meals ( and my take-out for my mom ) we left without any pies or goodies or ice cream, etc. We agreed that if we visit in the fall, we’ll eat a meal first, and just get ice cream for the kids before they play a bit. That alone will cost a pretty penny:)

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25 Responses to A Visit to The Springhouse

  1. Eileen says:

    Hello, the Springhouse sounds like a great place for a meal and some goodies. I like the vintage decor.
    I hope your Mom is well. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

  2. Margie Miller says:

    I always enjoy reading about your escapades. What great fun! I’m sorry it was so expensive though.

  3. Karen says:

    it is really sad how much all the food cost at these kinds of places. really 15 for a pie is outrageous. There is a neat place in town to eat that is a restaurant in an old train car – they added two rooms on to the train car to make it big enough as it is popular – you can buy whole pies there and like you say $15 at minimum for a pie – crazy I have never bought one – I remember when they were $8 years ago and I never bought one 15 years ago and I thought $8 was too high then LOL

  4. What a darling photo of the kids! And that Springhouse looks like a fabulous place to visit. So much to like!!

  5. CathieJ says:

    The Springhouse looks like a great place to visit.

  6. The springhouse sounds wonderful and I’d be sitting up at the counter on top of the cute stools. Wow, $15 bucks for a pie think I’d make my own….love the photo of the kids being hikers…

  7. Barb says:

    Love seeing the antiques and the photos of the kids having fun. Wow – those are costly pies! Love the bleeding hearts!

  8. Debbie H says:

    What a great day you had. No we didn’t have all that fun stuff at farms when I was young either. We did have a lake park that had a few carnival rides outside town but seldom got to go there because of the cost. There were eight in our family. They did have a couple of playground things outside the gate that were free. We went to that part at least once a year. The slide was inside a shoe from the nursery story, “Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.”
    Simpler times.

  9. Kyle Redente says:

    What a fun and yummy trip.

  10. Mary Ann says:

    Ms Deb How funny you should mention the Fairgrounds. My husband’s grandmother lived on the fairgrounds!!! We have to be careful, we might find we are related. It’s funny we still have so much family in your area. Beautiful farmland and gentle rolling hills.

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Mary Ann those gently rolling hills and farmland are being taken over by one strip mall after another around here :(

  11. Lorrie says:

    What a fun place for an outing. Too bad it’s so costly. But I’ll bet the children will remember it for a long time.

  12. It sounds like you had a great time with family and that you certainly took good care of Mom as well. :-) When we visit local ice cream stores, I always look at the prices and think about those who work an hour to clear the amount of money for a large ice cream.

  13. Susan says:

    Nostalgia costs money! I enjoyed this post, at least partly because when I was a little girl, my grandmother had a “vintage” stove very like those, and I remember Coke machines just like that one, with the bottle opener on the side, as shown. =) Time is a great perspective on the term vintage. LOL You know.

  14. Jann Olson says:

    What a fun place! Hubby and I love visiting places where you can buy yummy food like this when we travel. Glad you were able to pick up some things for your dear mother. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  15. Nancy says:

    What a great place the market looks! Wish we had a place like that! Just good old fashioned fun!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

  16. Melanie says:

    The Springhouse looks like a fun place for both adults and kids! I love all the vintage decor. I agree that $15 for a pie is ridiculous. There is a pie place here in Chicago where the pies are $15 – 25! I would just make my own, though I know homemade crusts can be tricky.

  17. Sylvia D. says:

    Debra, The kids on the large straw bales looks like they had a lot of fun. The vintage appliances are nice. Sylvia D.

  18. Carol Cook says:

    I love spots like Springhouse where you can get lost for hours just checking out everything.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  19. Deb, the Springhouse looks like a great place to spend an afternoon. Love the antiques! Happy weekend

  20. barb says:

    what a fun place! Love the photos of the kids having fun.
    My grandmother had a Chambers Stove just like the one you shared!

  21. Joyce says:

    I remember the first time you posted those shots of the Springhouse. I think you were with Brent alone. So charming! LOVE that antique teddy bear! I have a few. Do you recall how much he was? (If you looked?)
    Kids and sticks! That’s my own too. Makes em feel like they’re on top of the world – which, I suppose, they are!
    Now, how do you like this? At a charming pie shop in McKinney, Texas, slices are $5 each and entire pies are $30. Yes. $30. Nope, didn’t buy one even though they are supposed to be legendary – and the Key Lime was loudly calling my name!

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Joyce I didn’t check the teddy bear price, sorry. Ok the pie prices there in Texas are amazing / crazy! :)

  22. Grandma Kc says:

    I do remember you posting about this place before. I really would love to go there but am probably richer for not going! It is about $100 for one person to get into Disneyland these days! And yet the place is always packed!

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