Homestead Farm is one of our favorite pick-your-own farms in the area. It isn’t as crowded as other farms and it is located in a scenic and peaceful area. I received the email update earlier this week announcing that Honeycrisp apples were in great abundance and ready for picking. So, the girls and I headed out to the farm this afternoon.
After entering, we picked up a cart and bucket at the market. It is a bit of a walk from the market to the apple fields, so I gave the girls a ride in the cart.
The signs direct you to the rows that are ready for picking. The rows that are not yet ripe are roped off.
After picking apples, we stopped by the cut-your-own flower patch.
After picking flowers we headed over to feed the goats. Animal feed is available to purchase in the market.
The goat walk is pretty cool! On the far left post is a pulley with a small bucket for food. You can then send the bucket up to the top to entice the goats to climb the beams.
Today we also saw some chickens and an alpaca. Other times we have been at the farm there have been cows and pigs as well.
There is also a hay bale area for the kids to play.
Other useful info about visiting Homestead Farm:
• No pets allowed
• No birthday parties
• Porta-potties only
• The market sells a variety of seasonally fresh fruits & veggies, local honey, & preserves
• The market accepts credit cards
• A food stand is open on the weekends where they sell hotdogs, hamburgers, desserts, etc
• Sign up on their website for the email updates so you know what is available to pick
We will definitely be going back in a month or so to pick pumpkins and go on a hayride.