pick your own

Picking flowers at small farm

We're lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful farms. Our favorite ones to visit are Parlee Farms, Honey Pot Hill Orchards, Tougas Farm, and more recently, Applecrest Farm. This year we wanted to explore a few new ones and small farm was one of them. I was excited as soon as I saw "pick your own flowers" on their website.


The farm is located right off the road. It's really charming. Once we arrived, we were given a plastic container and a pair of scissors. We can fill as many flowers as we can fit into the container for only $7! Isn't that such a fun idea? I love this post about how they came up with it :)


Although we came later in the season, there were still plenty of flowers to pick. I felt like I was roaming around a field full of wildflowers. 


I love how whimsical the arrangements can be depending on the flowers that are available. I enjoyed having the time to let my creativity flow. This would be a great place to bring kids or have a fun outing with your friends. 


It was a fun way to spend a couple of hours and at the same time, support a small local farm. I can't wait to visit again next season! 


Visiting Tips:

1. Their season is listed as July to September but call first to make sure. It can be earlier or later depending on the weather. 

2. Honey Pot Hill Orchards is just a few minutes away if you have time for another stop. 

Sweet Summer Days: A Visit to Applecrest Farm

Hi there! Remember me? I've been such a bad blogger. It has been quite a busy spring and summer. Now that things have settled down a bit, I can share what I've been up to :)


We love visiting nearby farms during the fall (hello apple cider donuts!) but this year we ventured out during the summer for peaches and blueberries. We headed out a bit late on a Sunday and, to our surprise, all of our favorite farms were only opened a half day that day. Luckily, James did a search and found Applecrest Farm


It was our first time picking blueberries and the task seemed daunting at first. How long will it take us to fill our container by picking each tiny blueberry one by one? James wasn't too excited about it. He was tempted to buy a pint at the farm's store instead. We started picking the blueberries and was amazed when we tasted them. They were floral and sweet - definitely the best blueberries I've ever had. 


James, who loves blueberries, was hooked at this point (and was no longer a party pooper). We were both happily picking the blueberries. When I looked to see how he was doing, all I saw was his purple-stained lips from eating so many! Needless to say, that lovely pint there was mostly my hard work. (I kept him busy by taking photos for me though hehe.)


We went to pick peaches next. They were so juicy and sweet. We picked a mix of white (my favorite!) and yellow ones. 


Funny Fact: I often frame the shots for James to give him an idea of what I'm looking for so he almost always has a similar photo like mine. He loves having these nice photos too! Wouldn't it be great if James starts an Instagram page with all of these pictures? :D


We ended the day by browsing through their little pick-your-own flower field. It was a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. We can't wait to visit again and also have a meal at their Farm Bistro which looks amazing. 


Visiting Tip: For pick-your-own, drive to the main entrance where the farm's store is located and purchase the bag/container at the register. Then get back into your car and drive a few minutes down the road to the actual orchard. The set up can be a bit confusing for first-timer.