Tuesday, April 28, 2009
When I was a kid I remember going to my great-grandma's house for visits. Like most kids, great-grandma's house was not the most fun place to go....it was actually quite boring. Two things stick out in my memory from trips to her house: 1. She always thought it was funny to sneak up on you and start "counting your ribs." I think she was trying to tickle, but honestly it hurt really bad. Those were not tears of laughter, they were tears and screams of pain. 2. There was a dried up pond at the back of her property that my dad would always walk us down to pick wild blackberries. They grew everywhere (or so I thought), and I had the hardest time not eating every single one I picked.
I love the idea of growing your own fruit and vegetables, but not all of us have the knack to be a successful farmer. For those of us who were born without a green thumb or those who don't have space for a garden there are farmers who grow delicious fruits and vegetables, and graciously allow us (idiots) to pick their harvest for them!
There are picking farms all over the U.S. Here is a great site to find the ones closest to you! Berry picking season is usually May-July, so start planning your trip to the farm now!
Here are a few more great farms to check out:
Home Sweet Farm- grows over 100 varieties of vegetables and herbs.
Yonder Way Farm- specializing in grass-fed beef, pastured pork, free-range eggs, and pastured poultry.
Chappell Hill Lavender Farm- cut your own fresh lavender, or visit the gift shop for pre-picked and packaged culinary lavender and bath products.