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...
National Blueberry Pie Day April 28

National Blueberry Pie Day April 28

It happens only once a year. National Blueberry Pie Day is today, April 28 – time to celebrate. Yes, this is a recognized event in the world of food holidays. According to NationalDayCalendar.com, April 28 is National Blueberry Pie Day. Sounds like a good excuse to...
Strawberry Shortcake Trifles

Strawberry Shortcake Trifles

Here is a new twist to a summer favorite, the classic strawberry shortcake dessert. Strawberry season is just around the corner so get set to go strawberry picking. Fill your buckets with sweet juicy strawberries and bring home enough to make this yummy dessert. You...