Now, you need to hope for beautiful weather next week and start planning your trip for apples, pumpkins and Halloween fun.
|Enterprise apples -- sweet, all purpose|
The October visits still focus on the big three: apples, pumpkins and hay rides. On Saturday, we walked across two hills of pumpkins, just having fun with the views until we realized that the best pumpkins were the first few that we had found.
But no problem. We had an equally beautiful walk to fill two bags of apples, then returned to the farm where Larriland gets better every year. They bulked up on food this year. Those apple fritters plus separate stands with kettle corn and barbecue. The barbecue comes from Town Grill is Lisbon, so we highly recommend it. (Great sandwich: Pulled pork. Awesome visual: Kids chomping turkey legs.)
Plus, the Larriland folks actually make the farm better as well. The stand stocks all kinds of product, along with apple cider, canning supplies and candy. They expanded the parking and added a second road past the farm out to the apples. Even with a packed house Saturday, the traffic flowed. People smiled in line. Go this weekend. You can't have this much outdoors until April.
Larriland has also added fields of broccoli, cauliflower, beets, and spinach to go with the standby pumpkins. Cool to me, but no one clicks when I post about "Pick-Your-Own Vegetables." So I'll tart this up with apple fritters and lure down here to know you can select your own brassica.