We’ve been really good about planning outings on Sundays for the past several weeks. Our weekends are usually split in half with Mark working markets on Saturdays and then taking Sundays off. While a leisurely Sunday lazing about the neighborhood can be nice, the weather has been too good to stay home. If we don’t have an agenda, the day can quickly slip away from us so we’ve been aiming to leave the house around 9:30 in the morning.
Alstede Farm is about an hour and 20 minutes from where we live in Brooklyn, but worth the drive because there is enough to do there to make it worthwhile. There are lots and lots of farm animals (and a peacock!), a massive hay structure to climb on, lots of treats to eat (free ice cream for dads that day) and many different orchards and fields. From what I saw growing around me, they had strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, currants, gooseberries and apples. Pretty sure there are pumpkins in the Fall too. Sometimes farm visits can resemble carnivals, crowds and all, particularly in the fall (remember farm fail?), but last Sunday’s farm visit was pretty much perfect.