College of the Ozark’s Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen is located near the center of campus and is open for the public to come in an watch student workers make apple butter, a delicious variety of jellies and more than 25,000 cakes a year.
Of course those homemade goods are also available for purchase as well. (I know you were wondering.)
The college is well known for its delicious fruitcakes and has been producing them for nearly 80 years, so its safe to say that they’ve more than perfected the craft.
The kitchen is open year round and open for public tours from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. but during the months of November and December the kitchen staff moves downstairs to package and ship products. You are still more than welcome to stop by and watch the kitchen staff hard at work or pick up a famous fruitcake for the holidays.
Baked goods always make great Christmas gifts so head to College of the Ozarks’ Fruicake and Jelly Kitchen where you can choose from 20 different flavors of jellies, preserves and apple butter as well as whole grain meals and mixes, hand-woven placemats, coasters and floor looms from the campus mill.
For more information or to print off an order form, please visit www.cofo.edu.
Catch the next blog in the C of O Attraction Guidebook series tomorrow night at 8 p.m. to read about Edwards Mill, a 12-foot water wheel on campus.