I love going to farmer’s markets and seeing all the vibrant colors and fresh selection of fruits and vegetables. Over the weekend, I stopped by our small local farmer’s market. I was on a mission to buy some fresh strawberries before the season is over. Unfortunately, by the time I made it to the strawberry vendor, they were already all sold out. Boo hoo…My youngest daughter and I still had a nice time though. She got to do a coloring activity and enjoyed a big bagful of kettle corn that she didn’t have to share with her two older sisters.
I purchased some cauliflower, green beans, bell peppers, variety of tomatoes for snacking and some green grapes. To balance out all these healthy food, I treated myself to a kouign-amann–so good!
On Sunday, we finally made it to the pumpkin patch. It seems like everyone and their mother had already posted their photos from the pumpkin patch. Does it seem like people are going earlier this year or is it just me? Last year, we didn’t go until 2 days before Halloween, so this is really early for us!
We went to Joan’s Farm out in Livermore. I was surprised that they charge an entrance fee now. It must’ve been a fairly new practice because I don’t remember them charging before. It’s $2 admission fee (you get $1 in token back to be used for activities or purchases on the farm) for anyone over 4 on the weekends and free during weekdays. It’s still a good deal because there are quite a few free activities that can keep kids occupied and entertained.
As you can tell from the pictures, my youngest daughter had such a blast just roaming around the farm, but her favorite activity was the huge inflatable slide. She kept wanting to go again and again.
The fall weather in the Bay Area has been temperate and warm. I was going to write that I feel blessed to be living in the Bay Area, but just minutes before publishing my post, I felt an earthquake. Unfortunately, these are the realities of living in California. I’m just thankful that it was not a bigger earthquake!