Supporting Our Local Farms & Adventures In The Pumpkin Patch
I believe that supporting our local farms is so incredibly important for your community and the future of our children. I walk into big chain stores and see overflowing bins of pumpkins for sale… pumpkins that aren’t even originally from the state I live in. What do my children learn about harvesting and the hard work that goes into the production of pumpkins if I don’t bring them to the source? So this weekend I decided to take a trip Berry Patch Farms, a small family farm located right in my town. Berry Patch Farm provides a pick-your-own blueberries, pumpkins and Christmas Tree experience for the whole family. They have a variety of fresh, beautiful, long-lasting Christmas trees, Pumpkins of every size and shape, and tons of blueberries! Berry Patch Farm is a great place for your family to enjoy a picnic and hayride, or a visit to the animals in the barn yard!
There were several activities around the farm such as face painting, as well as a few areas to purchase food. I would have to say the hayride was our family’s most entertaining aspect of the trip and we took a few trips around the farm. Along with pony rides and pumpkin picking, there was a small area for the children to visit with some of the farm animals. There was even a little play area with swings and a slide for the children to get out some energy.
While we weren’t able to touch any of the pets or interact with them, the kids had the opportunity to observe and discover some farm animals up close.
They especially loved the baby cow whom seemed very friendly and would put his face up to the fence and allow the kids to feed it some hay.
There was a tractor perfect for the kids to climb and great for parents to snap some shots of their adorable family!
The most entertainment came from the pumpkin patch where the children were able to roam freely and parent’s don’t have to worry about them wondering off. There were two large fields that set the perfect background for some family photos. Georgia is so beautiful in the fall, what a wonderful state we live in!
My son was proud to have discovered none other than Spookly the square pumpkin, hehehe!
Overall we had a quite an enjoyable experience at our local farm, even purchased some pie pumpkins and some locally made blueberry jam (which was delicious!) It is so important to educate our children on our local resources and teach them how a farm runs. Children learn best with hands on experiences and being able to see the farm first hand, as opposed to reading about it in a book. If you live close to a farm I highly encourage you to make a trip there with a family and support your local farmers!
Here are a few more pictures for you to enjoy from our trip!