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Not So Lazy Days: Pick blueberries at the local farm

Updated on June 29, 2011

Field Trip

Every summer we make at least one trip to Johnson's Corner Farm in Medford, NJ, to pick blueberries. Tonight was a Family Fun Night at which the hayrides to the blueberry patch (and the corn field) were free, so, of course we saved the money and went.

We grabbed our blueberry containers and boarded the hayride to the blueberry patch. Even though they were excited, the boys listened as the farmer told them to only pick the blue (or ripe) blueberries. We picked a row and went at it.

After picking about 2 pounds of berries, the boys decided we had enough, and we headed to the picnic tables to wait for the hayride to pick us up.

Then, the hayride basically took us on a tour of the farm before reaching the corn field. The oldest one loves Johnson's sweet corn fresh (I actually don't think he will eat any other corn!) so he picked a few ears for himself.

The berries and corn combined cost us just under $6. (Blueberries were $2.25 a pound, corn was 48 cents an ear.)

In addition to picking, we ate dinner at the farm for about $13 because it smelled so good. The grill cooking hamburgers and hot dogs is placed between the hayrides and the parking. And, because the little one begged, they were good and I still had cash, the boys also got ice cream for $2.75 each.

About the Not So Lazy Days series

I've challenged myself to find a new activity to do five days a week every week of the kids' summer vacation. Activities will fall under one of three categories: Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games or Field Trips. Follow me on Twitter @readallaboutsam for immediate updates on posts!


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