Last week we talked about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables and some easy ways to incorporate more of them in your daily diet. One of our suggestions also happens to be a tradition for many families as they begin to enjoy cool breezes, changing leaves and all things pumpkin spiced- visiting a pick- your-own farm.
Whether you call them “You Pick”, “U-Pick” or pick-your-own, these farms allow consumers to pick their own produce which makes for a great family activity. Not only are u- picks fun, healthy and economical, but they are also becoming increasingly popular with the growing number of people who go out of their way to buy local. There is no fresher produce than one you can pick yourself and take home.
So, choose a beautiful day to visit a u-pick farm and enjoy the experience, but call ahead to make sure the crop is ready to be picked and that they have what you are looking for. In addition to the adventure of choosing your own crop right off the vine or tree, many farms offer hay rides, corn mazes and other seasonal activities. For a full list of pick your own farms in your area, visit ODA’s Ohio Proud page.