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Picking and Grinning May 20, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Gratitude, Happiness, Travel & Leisure.
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A few days ago, to celebrate an unexpected break in the weather, we drove out to Hunsader Farms to pick tomatoes.

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A picture perfect day to head out into the fields.

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Due to high supply and insufficient demand, the price of the U-Pick Tomatoes dropped to $2 a bag or bucket.

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We picked 56 tomatoes, at the peak of perfection, to fill our bucket.

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Picking and grinning the whole time.

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Before leaving the farm, we wandered around the petting zoo and met the residents as they bleated, “We’re hungry. ¬†Feed us.”

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Does this guy seem a bit horny to you?

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In addition to hungry goats begging for oats, we spied a few other natives hanging around.

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We enjoyed meeting the Hay Family ~ Fescue, Timothy, Alfalfa and Clover.

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But we didn’t catch this guy’s name ~> he was a bit of a stuffed shirt.

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Our bucket of summer goodness didn’t impress Tigger, despite the price.

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Because man cannot live by tomatoes alone, we bought a few token sweet potatoes, zucchini, red peppers, carrots, and a cantaloupe.

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We also got a 50 pound box of butternut squash for $5.  Enough to fill a laundry basket in our pantry and keep us full of fiber until the fall harvest.

But the first thing we ate ~> tomatoes!

Aah . . . that’s better!