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Friday, July 30, 2010

You Pick Farms

It's blueberry picking season here and the girls recently went for the first time. Finding a local farm to pick fresh produce is not only fun, but it can be remarkably cheaper than buying produce at the grocery store, and a great learning opportunity. The blueberry farm here has nets covering the bushes to keep birds out, plenty of insects to talk about, and a chance to show your child the difference between ripe and unripe fruit in all stages.
Another great thing about You Pick Farms is that they usually don't mind the kids munching while they pick. They probably should have weighed my children on the way in and the way out, though. They love fruit!! Some of the local farms also give out coloring books full of info and other goodies for the kids.
Don't know where there is a farm near you? Try this site: http://pickyourown.org
Also, make sure you check on the days and times they are open. Many of the farms around here are only open a few days a week.
Have fun!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

love this idea! We used to do this as kids and it was so much fun. Of course this year we'll just be picking fruit from the garden and the apple tree outside the window, neat, but not quite as much of an adventure either, lol!


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