We love love love pick-your-own farms. And so we recently took our second trip to Kelder Farms in as many months. Kelder Farms is in Kerhonkson, NY, which really, for my kids, just getting to say Kerhonkson over and over was enough of a reason to go back.
And we had an even better time the second time around, which actually, I found kind of surprising because you know how you go somewhere and have a blast and then you go again and you're like, hmmm, I really thought this place was more fun. So yeah, this place is.
First of all, and as a double stroller toting parent, I think this is the biggest plus over every other farm we have ever been to - you can drive your car down to the picking fields. And not only
can you drive down there, but you can then drive from field to field, from strawberries to cucumbers to beets. Awesome. You know what, it's so awesome, that if you are using your stroller for anyone over the age of even walking a little bit, you can leave your stroller at home. I know. Crazy. But that empty trunk will leave more space for all the fruits and vegetables you pick.
Second of all, when you're done picking, there's still a TON to do. Mini golf, a bounce house, a petting zoo, a cow milking station, huge wooden vehicles to climb, a hay ride and of course, because you are with kids, a covered area with picnic tables to have lunch. And, because it seems that these guys know their customers, kosher ice cream. My kids could have moved in.
Here's a look at what we did.
We picked corn and potatoes - two vegetables we had never picked before.
Below, the sign that greeted us as we drove down to the picking fields. Just crazy.
It's true - involving kids in preparing food really does help them eat it.
They picked the green beans and blueberries and actually ate them.
These are definitely not backyard climby toys.
The perfect way to tire them all out so they sleep on the way home.
The cutest mini-golf course ever.
But we played less than one hole before it started raining,
which is kind of why we went back a second time.
The rain. The big big rain.
So much fun and absolutely on our to-do list next summer.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)