Best Fall Harvest Activities

The cooler weather of Autumn marks the beginning of all types of fall activities. September and October are the months for u-pick apples, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, apple cider sampling, hayrides, giant pumpkin contests, fall festivals and harvest parades. Grab a...
Bergsbaken Sunflowers

Bergsbaken Sunflowers

What a beautiful sight – cheery bright yellow sunflowers in every direction. This was my first visit to a sunflower farm and I must make this an annual trip. It is true, sunflowers are happy flowers and just make you smile. Bergsbaken Farms is in Cecil, WI which is in...
Porter’s Patch Blueberries

Porter’s Patch Blueberries

Eat them by the handfuls, bake them in muffins or freeze to enjoy this winter, it is blueberry season in Wisconsin. I finally had a day to go blueberry picking at Porter’s Patch in Bonduel, WI. I try to go to new farms every year and this was my first visit to...
Pumpkin Picking Time

Pumpkin Picking Time

Fall is in the air with Halloween just around the corning. It’s time to head to your local pumpkin patch to find the perfect carving pumpkin. This year I visited Wilfert Farms in Two Rivers, WI. It was opening weekend for their Pumpkin Patch. At this Midwest farm you...
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...