It was a gorgeous fall day, so I took my niece and daughter on a 90-minute drive to the next county’s farmland.
On the way up North, the gas was 10 cents per gallon cheaper, so I saved $1 on a tank fill. Then, after much circling around the luscious back roads of my favorite scenery, I finally found a farm I had visited last fall by serendipity. Of course, I refuse to equip myself with GPS/iPhone, so I find things by serendipity and prefer it that way.
I highly recommend this farm’s produce to anyone nearby, and promise you the trip will pay for itself: Pleasant Ridge Farm. They use an honor system of payment with a metal box in which you insert the cash/check. Who does that nowadays?
Here is what we got for $24:
6 red potatoes
2 large cucumbers
1 red onion, 1 white onion
12 fresh Jonagold apples from their orchard
1 acorn squash
1 huge spaghetti squash
5 small decorative gourds
4 pink pearl apples grown in their orchard (amazing fruit that has bright pink flesh, tastes great, and keeps its color when cooked)
2 large sweet pears
A carving pumpkin for Halloween (each pumpkin is $5, no matter the weight!)
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My niece bought a beet the size of her head for 50 cents.
They also have pasteurized fresh cider for $10/gallon, many bags of beautiful dried lentils, beans, and soup makings, and jars of fresh honey.
Enjoy the harvest! (photo below courtesy of her)