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The featured items from the gift shop are our Cross Orchards’ Cross Times Cookin’ cookbook and our Dinosaur Journey blankets.

The Cross Orchards Cross Times Cookin’ cookbook is a collection of hundreds of recipes donated by volunteers all gathered into a beautifully constructed book. The recipes vary from historic apple-oriented recipes for any meal to potluck recipes sure to fill even the hungriest of groups. Included are little glimpses of history from the 100-year-old site including “Olde Time” methods of housekeeping and personal care as well as fun craft ideas like a sand candle recipe! This cookbook is available for just $5 in the gift stores of all three locations.

Need a recipe for all those tomatoes you harvested?

Please note: The recipe is typed just as it is in the cookbook. Is liquor a typo or does the combination of those ingredients create a liquor? Well, there’s a way to find out! Let’s make some! And get the book for more great recipes!

Green Tomato Pickle

1 peck green tomatoes, sliced

6 large onions, sliced

1 c. salt

2 qt. water

1 gal. vinegar

2 lbs. sugar

2 T. allspice

2 T. cloves

2 T. cinnamon

2 T. ginger

2 T. mustard

12 green peppers, chopped fine

Take 1 peck sliced green tomatoes, 6 large onions, sliced, 1 teacup salt over both. Mix thoroughly and let it remain overnight; pour off liquor in the morning and throw it away. Mix 2 quarts of water and 1 quart of vinegar with the tomatoes and boil 20 minutes. Drain and throw liquor away. Take 3 quarts of vinegar, 2 pounds of sugar, 2 tablespoons each of allspice, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and mustard and 12 green peppers chopped fine with the tomatoes; boil from 1 to 2 hours. Put away in a stone crock. Page 115


Our Dinosaur Journey blankets are huge, warm, and large enough for two! No matter if you are looking for a colorful blanket to liven up your couch cushions or something to keep you cozy while enjoying a movie at any of the outdoor movies around the valley, this blanket will suit your needs. These comfortably soft blankets come in a variety of colors from the vividly tie-dyed one pictured to solid violets, pinks, and more! Pictured on the outside of the blanket is a beautifully screen printed “Dinosaur Journey” surrounded by the recognizable silhouettes of, you guessed it, dinosaurs! These blankets are available exclusively at Dinosaur Journey located in Fruita for the great price of $40! Pick yours up before they run out!

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