Last week our #SundayFunday was a no-brainer. It was Open Farm Day here in Nova Scotia and we decided to head down Windsor way. First we stopped Mason’s Apples to pick a bag of some of the first Honeycrisps of the season.
It was the first time U-picking for both Chelsea and me. Yes, me too. I grew up in the Annapolis Valley, basically in the middle of an apple orchard – besides swiping one for my own consumption, the mystique of ‘picking your own’ is lost on me. It was actually pretty fun though, you city folks are on to something 🙂 Along with the apple picking, they had a bouncy castle set up, face painting for the kiddos and cider & juice tastings to celebrate Open Farm Day.
After we were done picking apples, we headed down the road to The Dill Farm. While not a participant of ‘Open Farm Day’ they are a working farm that is always open to the public and let’s face it… giant pumpkins are super fun.
The giant pumpkins are still ‘baking’ with a couple weeks to go before the big weigh-off. The farm though, is full of gorgeous pumpkins, ready for sale and the prices are excellent. We each picked out one to bring home. Chelsea’s and Brent’s are the more traditional, I got a little white, ‘Snowball’ variety. So cute!
Along with pumpkins, Dills grow all the gourds, squashes and such that you could ever want. I came home with a ‘Sweet Mama’ squash, which promises to be sweet and extra dry – yum! Squash is a bit more carbalicious than I normally eat these days, but I’m saving it for Thanksgiving as a tasty treat.
When was the last time you visited a local farm?
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