Where To Pick Your Own Apples, Pumpkins, Peaches and Don't Forget the Christmas Tree

September 24, 2008 | By | Reply More
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Basket of ApplesIt’s harvest time again all across the country.  Farmer’s fields are bursting with juicy ripe fruits and everyone is anxious to bring in the bounty before the first hard frost.  It’s almost your solemn duty to rally the kids (or borrow a few if you have to), throw on an old pair of sneakers and head out to a farm to pick some crisp tart apples, and a bulbous pumpkin or two for Halloween carving.

You’ll want to begin your hunt for a local ‘Pick Your Own’ farm at PickYourOwn.org. This is a no-nonsense, no frills site, that’s bursting with great info.  They offer directories of pick your own farms all across the United States, and pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Christmas tree farms as well; all conveniently sorted by State.  You’ll be able to do a search for Apple, Corn, and Tomato, festivals in your area, and determine “What’s In Season”  so you can track your favorite crop.  But the big surprise and bonus to this site are the abundant recipes for using that freshly picked produce.  From jams to butters to chutneys to pies, the directions are all here.  And they’ll even tell you “How much do I have to pick” to produce enough of your homemade goodies to use for holiday gifts.  Add in tips for picking the fruit and complete directions for canning, and you have one great site for taking advantage of this fall’s harvest.  Yummmmm!

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