A few weeks ago Christina and I went out to Winney’s Farm to pick blueberries. Liz came to meet us with her adorable kiddos. We only spent an hour there but I was able to get several quarts of blueberries.
More recently we took an FSC outing to Fix Brothers Farms to pick peaches. I ended up with 15 pounds of peaches and nectarines. The day was sweltering hot and humid but many of us made the trek down to Hudson, since local peaches are hard to come by in these parts.
Both of these excursions with like-minded ladies made me ask the question, “Could U-Pick trips like these be the new version of coffee with the girls?”
There are two things I really love and those are gabbing with friends and drinking coffee. I will never get tired of meetups at coffee shops for some caffeine and good conversation. However, I also like to get outdoors and and be productive with my time. U-pick outings are the perfect combination of all of these things.
At Winney’s, although we were working quickly, it was so nice soaking up some sun and discussing all the current things in our lives. I felt like I was getting a lot accomplished in the short time while my son was at day camp. The summer months are so busy anyway, I have to try and squeeze these projects in whenever I can.
Last up for the year will be raspberries and then apples. Hopefully we get to do another group picking session. If you get the chance I highly recommend getting your friends together for some U-pick gabbing fun!