I love visiting local farms. I get great satisfaction by supporting local farmers. Being at the local farm is very relaxing to me. The beautiful colors of all of fruits and vegetables, the sounds of the wind blowing through the apple trees, and the sounds of the farm animals are all so wonderful to see and hear.
Recently, I visited a local "pick your own" farm and loved seeing how many of the fruit and vegetable I eat are grown.
The cabbage was probably the hardest to pick. They are very sturdy and I had to get help from some younger kids to help me get it off of the stalk.
I enjoyed picking my own tomatoes, peppers and cabbage. They taste so fresh straight from the vine. It is nice to know exactly where the food I eat is coming from.
I even picked my own apples and grapes. The grape vines smelled so good.
The animals on the farm were enjoyable to watch. The baby goats were so shy and adorable. They hid behind a tree waiting for their mommy to come feed them.
By the end of the day I had filled my wagon with lots of goodies.
Of course I picked up a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch too!
I can't wait to make salads, sauces and other recipes with all of the fruits and veggies I picked.
At the end of the day I took a walk over to the back of the farm where the backdrop scenery was breathtaking, as it overlooked the mountains and valleys of Upstate New York.
Overall I had a very nice day. Next year, I think i may grow my own garden.