Monday, August 28, 2006
On Saturday we went to Lawrence Farms (we found it on pickyourown.org) in Newburgh. I was hoping for a chance to pick lots of fruit for cheap so we could process it; freeze, jam, make pies, etc . . . You do not go to a farm for this reason. It isn't cheap. It's not expensive either, but not much more than the grocery store, although better quality. We did have a really great day though. After an unfortunate lunch at the local diner in Newburgh, we drove the few miles to the farm. It's located in the Catskills area; beautiful rolling hills, and so green. The overcast, misty day only added to the experience. The kids loved picking and riding in the wagon and seeing the few farm animals. We picked 3 different varieties of plums, peaches, green beans, grapes, pears, and corn. Josh and I fantasized about having our own orchard and garden. Rox bonded with the farm dog. It was cathartic to be in the country.