Over the weekend, Anthony and left the city and drove to a local farm for pumpkin picking, cider, doughnuts, and other lovely goods. Each year, we make sure to spend the day at one of the local apple orchards picking apples, enjoying the outdoors, and supporting local farmers. It's one of the days I look forward to all year, and is always a good time!
Unfortunately, Michigan has had some odd (but relatively normal for michigan) weather. While today was beautiful for our adventure, the season hasn't been kind to the crops. Many apple orchards are closed for U-pick this year because of a misplaced frost. However, even some of those that have closed and are still selling surviving apples, other crops, or goods they produce. The farm we visited wasn't hit hard, and was still open for pumpkin and apple picking. They also had baked goods, honey, fruit butters, flowers, games, and rides for children. We also picked up cider and donuts to take home... as a reminder of a great day, of course. Will you check out your local farms this fall? It's a great way to get outside and enjoy the fall weather while supporting local business!
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