Out to Great Country Farms

The weather turned beautiful here this week, almost like the beginning of fall, so we decided to ditch our plans for Baltimore and head out to the country. With my husband still gone, I knew this would be a trip I could do with both kids alone.

Great Country Farms is about 45 minutes away from the Northern Virginia suburbs. They have a fall festival every year that is a mad house of kids and parents soaking up the fall weather and picking pumpkins. I figured this would be a bit more low-key, and it was.

This all got started when I found $20 last week and couldn't decide what to do with it. This ended up being the solution: supporting local business, local produce, fun for the kids, fun for me, great outdoors. It seemed to be a win-win for all. And it was!

We drove out to Bluemont, Virginia, which you will miss if you blink while driving down Route 7. This farm is great for kids of all ages, even the little ones. At $5 person over the age of 2, your kids can pick whatever is in season. This weekend it was peaches, blackberries and green beans! (Yes, it does cost extra to take them home.) Picking includes a very nice wagon ride out to the fields. My kids serenaded the others in the wagon the whole way out there with their pirate song. The farm also has a giant bounce pillow, mazes, slides, animals to feed/pet and a little cow train ride. Worth every penny we spent getting out there. In addition, you can pick up meat and other veggies at the general store. This weekend with our admission, we had free wine tasting at the winery across the street. My kids wouldn't behave for that, even though I tried.

1 comment:

Ainsley said...

Sounds like a wonderful time... you're making me miss Virginia.=)