Pick Your Own Food

It’s great being able to run into the backyard and snag a fresh tomato off the vine.  But let’s say you garden like me, very limited and not really abundant yet, you may want to look into the option of visiting a local farm where they let you pick your own food!

Blueberries, strawberries, corn, pumpkins, apples, peaches… there are lots of yummy foods that come to mind that I’d love to get my hands on!


To find out where the local farmers are that will let you hang out and snag some grub, visit PickYourOwn.org to locate ones in your county.  The website also offers great suggestions for picking tips and clear instructions on how to preserve your harvest.

Picking your own food is fun, fresh, tasty, a great learning experience, easy on the fossil fuels by staying local and it’s darn good exercise.

2 Replies to “Pick Your Own Food”

  1. Funny you should post this blog…my town just started their own farmer’s market. It not only has fruits and veggies, they sell baked goods, knitted things, baby animals, and have different bands perform every week. 🙂 I’m glad farmer’s markets are getting more popular these days. They’re popping up all over my state. It’s hard for me to go because I usually work every saturday my town has its farmer’s market. Speaking of local food, The Big E just started. Has anyone gone yet?

  2. PickYourOwn.org is an AWESOME site!!!! I absolutely can not give this enough thumbs up!!! We’ve found local pick-your-own sites as well as local corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and tree farms! Also, this is the site where I learned how to make (& can!) my own spaghetti sauce. I used their recipe and have always had wonderful results!! If you haven’t bookmarked this site yet — DO IT!!!!!

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