One of my favorite days during our trip home was a visit to Sweet Berry Farm, a Pick-Your-Own orchard and farm in Middletown, RI. It was just one of those afternoons that I think I will remember forever. Know what I mean? We ate a beautiful casual lunch in their little cafe and then headed out to the fields.
Click here to see more pics and what we made with our bounty!
First to the peaches, where we loaded up a 10 lb bag and sampled “a few” in the process. The fruit was just gorgeous on the trees.
Quinn was in charge of quality control. Nice hair Quinn.
Then when we had our fill, we headed to the blueberry bushes. Clare had been talking about blueberry picking all Summer after watching Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends so this was a big deal for her. She had so much fun picking and eating. Quinn and cousin Juliette got in on the action too!
So, may I suggest adding some Pick-Your-Own to your schedule before Summer is over? Depending on where you live, peaches, blackberries and blueberries are still hanging on. But if you’ve missed them, no worries, gorgeous plums, apples and pears are right around the corner.
If, like most of us, you are accustomed to buying your fruit at the local grocery, the prices might shock a bit. But as my wise Sister-In-Law said… You pay for the experience (and the fruit you eat while you are out there). It’s so important to show your kids from where their food comes. So if you never got around to planting an amazing garden like Jaime’s, this is the way to go.
When we got home, I made some delicious blueberry scones.
I also made some peach scones but they were missing something, maybe a glaze would have helped? Or some cinnamon?
Then we whipped up a Fresh Fruit Pie with both peaches and blueberries. HEAVENLY. That disappeared slice by slice with a dollop of whipped cream before I could snap one photo.
Hope you are savoring your last days of Summer!
And don’t forget to leave a comment on any post this week and maybe you will win the adorable Cotton Candy Paper baking cups from Bake it Pretty pictured at the left. They would be perfect for some delicious blueberry muffins!
Did you do any Pick-Your-Own this Summer? Or are you saving that activity for the apples and pumpkins of Fall? Or tell me how I might have saved the peach scones!