City Girls Visit Local Farm

 We LOVE visiting farms!

Jen’s little guy is already as obsessed with animals as we are.  At Underwood Family Farms, in addition to getting close to animals like alpacas, emus and baby goats (squee!), you can pick your own everything.  But don’t pick your nose.  That’s unsanitary and socially unacceptable.

Click through for a peek at my recent farm visit with friends.

-Viv

After paying a small entrance fee, my friends Amy, Michelle, and I decided to check out the animals first.  Pictured:  an alpaca, an emu, a turkey, and a Scottish highland cow (not a bull, despite her horns).  They also had a potbelly pig, pygmy goats (and their babies!), donkeys, horses, chickens, and probably more but I didn’t take my ginko biloba supplement so I’m sure I forgot some.  You can also purchase tickets at the box office to use for entry into the petting area, moon bounce, pony rides, and other stuff (I really should have taken my vitamins).

After making way too many cooing noises over the adorable critters, we made our way to the fields to pick produce for ourselves.  The first area contained salad greens, beets, turnips, radishes, and fennel.

Ladybug chillin' on some beet greens.
Ladybug chillin’ on some beet greens.

From there we headed into the part of the farm where they grow boysenberries and ollalieberries.  Some of these photos are from a recent trip Jen and her son took to the same farm.

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Next we passed tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and green beans, before it was finally time for STRAWBERRIES!

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You can read about what I did with the veggies here. Click here and here to see what I did with all the strawberries.  But picking your own produce at a local farm doesn’t mean you have to do anything elaborate with it in the kitchen.  With berries that are candy-sweet, you could just do what Jen did and sprinkle them on top of ice cream, the way nature intended.

Hopefully this post inspires you to find a farm near you where you can pick your own produce, because as you can see, WE LOVE THIS STUFF!

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