Last weekend one of our friends texted us about a farm they just went to where you could pick your own peaches for what turned out to be about 60¢ per pound. She said they had a fun little tractor ride to the orchard and a box that you filled as high as you could for $19. The catch was that this weekend was the last weekend for it.
So on Friday we loaded into the van and headed north. Matt had work and had to miss out on the fun. I've decided it's a whole lot more fun when everyone in the family is there because I kept thinking, "Matt would love this place."
It's a family farm that's going on 100 years of producing peaches and apples as their main crops. When we pulled up we were greeted with a farm house with a large fruit stand building that had all the fun touches that these places often have: apple cider donuts, heirloom tomatoes, home grown produce of every kind, hand dipped ice cream cones, flavored honey sticks, jams, jellies, honey jars and such. It was the first hint of Fall I've felt.
Off to the side there was a huge old tree with three tire swings that were made to look like horses and two Corn hole games with bean bags set up. It was so much fun!
We loaded up on the wagon and set off for the orchards.
(Joshua had just woken up from a nap and wasn't happy about me not holding him)
Some of the peaches were larger than softballs! They're still pretty hard but in a week or 10 days they'll be perfect for bottling. If Matt went with us I'm sure we would have come home with four boxes and not two. He's the bottler in our family:).
It's definitely a place we'll return to. Our friend said they do the same for apples and then have fun pumpkin and corn maze activities later in the Fall.