What is a CSA?

What is a CSA?

Community Supported Agriculture or CSA is a partnership between a farm and a community of supporters linking the production of fresh food with consumers. Customers or members purchase a “share” of the season’s harvest in advance helping the farmer cover his operating...
U-Pick Citrus A True Florida Attraction

U-Pick Citrus A True Florida Attraction

When I think of fresh oranges and grapefruit I think of sunny Florida. Visitors on vacation will discover roadside stands and farm markets with a bounty of fresh Florida citrus and other locally grown produce. Florida growers produce several types of citrus including...
Fall Apple Picking

Fall Apple Picking

Fall colors, roadside pumpkin stands and apple picking – I recently took a day trip to Door County Wisconsin to go apple picking with my step-daughter and great-niece. Using U-Pick Farm Locator as our guide to find a u-pick apple orchard we selected Choice Orchards...
Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch

It is that time of year when u-pick pumpkin patches open for business. In October pumpkins are everywhere, in your grocery store, at roadside stands, piled up at farmer’s markets and in pumpkin patches. It’s pumpkin harvest season! Gather up the family and head out...
Apples Galore

Apples Galore

Today is the first day of fall and fall means it is time to go apple picking for everyone in a northern state.  This is the best time of the year (cooler temps and fewer mosquitoes) to get outdoors and pick some locally grown fruit.  Picking apples is a fun activity...
Apple Orchard School Field Trip

Apple Orchard School Field Trip

Let a farm be your classroom for the day. Visiting an apple orchard and pumpkin patch is a great way to teach kids about plant biology and nutrition while having some outdoor fun. During a farm tour children learn where their food comes and gain an appreciation for...
Blueberry Haven U-Pick Blueberries

Blueberry Haven U-Pick Blueberries

It’s time to go blueberry picking here in the mid-west. Last week I visited my favorite local blueberry farm, Blueberry Haven in Bear Creek, Wisconsin.  What a great way to spend a summer morning, I picked a couple buckets of fresh blueberries in about an hour....
Door County U-Pick Cherries

Door County U-Pick Cherries

It is cherry picking season in Door County, Wisconsin, a popular vacation spot in the upper Midwest. The Door County Peninsula is easily accessible for people from Milwaukee, Chicago, Madison, Green Bay and the Twin Cities. Door County has a history of cherry growing...
Tart & Tangy Rhubarb

Tart & Tangy Rhubarb

Rhubarb with its tart tangy flavor is a spring favorite. Mix with fresh strawberries like my mom did for a fruity sweet & sour pie combination. Rhubarb is actually a vegetable, but is used in the kitchen like a fruit in pies, jams, crumbles and other desserts....
Pick Your Own Asparagus

Pick Your Own Asparagus

Fresh picked asparagus tastes so much better than store bought from the grocery store. A perennial crop, asparagus grows year after year becoming more abundant with each season. If you have patience and time (about three years) you can grow asparagus in your home...