Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Day at the Farm

With the onset of Autumn comes Harvest Time. And my daughter and I have been making the most of the produce that can be bought at the local Farmer's Markets. 

Every Sunday morning for the last couple weeks, we have loaded up the kids and headed out to see what wonderful delights could be had - corn, green beans, peppers, and even freshly made breads.
One of our favorite vendors, Miller Farms, has a large farm not far from the city that is open to the public in the Autumn for a u-pick-em affair. Actually it is called Fall Harvest Festival. 

There is a playground, various aircraft (including two flying saucers!) for the kids to climb on and in, and a large bounce bubble for the kids to play on. 

A ginormous mountain of dirt to slide down.

And a tractor ride into the field to pick your own produce. Every person is allowed to come home with 5 sacks of whatever produce they want. 

The kids had a blast and were super excited to be able to gather the veggies (even if they don't normally eat what they were picking). And my daughter and I were thrilled to be able to put a lot of fresh vegetables into the freezer for later use.

We came home with corn, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, potatoes, pie pumpkins, onions, and squash. 

And I got a bushel and a half of roasted green chili from a street vendor near my son's house. Mmm-mmm good! Nothing like the aroma of freshly roasted green chili!

Hope to share some recipes with everyone as Autumn progresses.......


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Nothing can beat the simple fun of a ginormous pile of dirt, eh?

Robin Larkspur said...

What a haul!! I would love to slide down that dirt pile.
The flying saucers? Remnants of an unreported Colorado invasion?

mrsduncanmahogany said...

LOVE the flying saucer! I'd love one for my yard. What a great time you guys had!