Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Gone farmin'

Well, not farming, but apple picking! And peaches, and eggplant, and peppers, and dandelions.

One of my birthday weekend activities was going to Alstede Farm in Chester, NJ. Raymond kept it a surprise until we were halfway there on the train!

It was so beautiful there, and so great to be outside and get away from the city! 

Not only do they have vegetables and fruit to pick, but they also had flowers you could cut!

I probably went a little crazy, and I definitely didn't think clearly when it came to picking flowers that would last the train ride home. 

I wouldn't let Raymond pick the green beans; we have a huge bag already.

We ended up with a small box of the sweetest raspberries and peaches, and a bunch of apples, eggplant, hot peppers and flowers. 

If you want to go there, you can take the NJ Transit on the Dover line to Gladstone. You have to switch trains at Summit, so don't fall asleep! When you get there, you'll probably be the only ones at the station since it's the end of the line. To get to the farm, you call Chester Limo for a ride. You might have to wait half an hour for them to arrive, but at least it's only $10.

Wear your walking shoes!

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