The past few years I have been dreaming of owning my own farm. Just a tiny one where I can have my own hens (organic eggs! ) and grow some fruits and vegetables. It’s a fun pipe dream and I annoy my friends and family with my constant need for fresh produce. I think it has a lot to do with my new eating habits (more on that later) so anyway I was very happy this past weekend I got to go Strawberry Picking at Alstede Farms in Chester NJ with a couple of friends and my mom.
Last year, I did apple and pumpkin picking. This year it was strawberries, raspberries, sweet green peas and beetroot.
We had fun being out in the sun
getting roasted and gathering all the fruits and vegetables. I had no idea that strawberry plants grow so low! We had to really squat down and got a good amount of exercise in! There are a lot of activities for kids – farm animals, a haystack they can play on and a hay ride for kids and adults to get from one field to another.
I am not a fruit person- I’ll have the occasional slice of watermelon or maybe two grapes. Strawberries if its attached to a chocolate fountain. But there was something very intoxicating about the fragrance of this field full of strawberries. All I wanted was a strawberry pie or or strawberries and cream or strawberry ice cream (which I later bought at the market place) . I asked my mom to bake a pie which I hope will be ready by the time this post goes live!
The vegetables too taste so much better than the ones sold at the grocery stores.
A very fruitful day it was! Do you enjoy going to farms and doing your own picking? Have you thought of joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) ? If you have, what are your thoughts?