I believe that the support of your local farmers is unbelievably important, not only to those that run the farms but to our communities and our own families. I have a favorite blueberry farm here in central Florida that we go to every year. Their blueberries are the best I’ve had and they have really created an experience out there, and I love for the kids to be out in the open and doing some manual work to get their sweets. The girl is in love with berries and loved the process of picking them. While the boy is militant in his picking decisions and constantly tells me my choices are subpar. Thanks, bub.
Towards the end of April, the kids and I went out to the farm, and I originally was going to use this experience to write my blueberry jam recipe and canning tutorial for the blog, but the kids had a different idea.
They ate ALL OF THE BLUEBERRIES. In a week. So no jam, but we had an amazing time picking and eating them out in the sunshine and running around the farm getting our toes dirty and fingers purple from the fruit.
Take your children, family, friends, and go take a look at the local farms in your area, you will probably be surprised at how many exist and the amazing memories you will carry with you long afterward.
As a re-starting out suburban homesteader, going out to locally owned farms is the next best thing to growing your own. I have plans to go out to several more with my children over the summer, so keep an eye out for future posts!
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