I can’t count the times that I have heard people say that fresh produce is the only way to go. Of course, I can’t count the number of cooking shows on TV that I have watched religiously either. Despite this fact, I honestly believe that this is true. Just looking at those big juicy tomatoes and luscious melons truly make my saliva drool. It often gives me the thought of creating my own vegetable garden. The only problem I see is that I don’t have a garden. Oh well, nothing I can do about that now. Anyhow, since I can’t pick vegetables and fruits from my own garden, I have searched for the next best thing. And that is the ‘pick your own’ agricultural harvest program.
A ‘Pick Your Own’ agricultural harvest program is basically just that. You will pick your own fruits and vegetables during harvest and pay for them before you leave. Of course, there are a lot of harvests because various fruits or vegetables come in season at different intervals. There are apricots, peaches, strawberries and melons in June. There are almonds, cucumbers, tomatoes and grapes in August. There are onions, corn, pumpkins and pomegrates in October. And there are a whole lot more. However, during winter there isn’t quite a lot of action going on these types of farms.
The best thing about this agricultural harvest program is that it allows you to take a day off from your daily routine to experience a little farm life. You not only get to breathe a lot of fresh air, you are also capable of loading up your baskets with fresh fruits and vegetables. An added brownie point is the ability to make this day of shopping into a family adventure instead. You can bring along the kids (if you have any) to help you choose your favorite fruits and vegetables. It will not only be a day of fun but it will also be a day of learning as well.
A ‘Pick Your Own’ agricultural harvest program has a lot of good points to support it. However, there is also a down point. These types of farms are not usually located near the cities. Pick your own farms are usually situated within the countryside which may as well be known as a ‘far away land’. If it were just around the corner then that would be a different case. I would go shopping there every week. So, if you want to get out of the city and make it useful, there should be nothing and no one stopping you from going to these types of farms. At the end of the day, you don’t only get experience, adventure and fun from this trip. You will also get a lot of fresh air and fresh food from the agricultural harvest too.