Living in and around NYC comes with the perk of public transportation. You can get anywhere in the five boroughs or North New Jersey by way of subway, ferry, light rail, bus, or path. Even with the ease of letting someone else do the driving, there is still a part of me that misses the convenience of being able to pick up and go on your own time table. I have a lot of great memories of just jumping in the car in California, with no destination in mind, just seeing where the open road lead us for the day.
This past Saturday, Bret’s sister was in our neck of the woods, en route to PA for work. She stopped by for some family time, and it was quickly decided we were due for a road trip into the country (OK, maybe not totally country, but a farm and some fields is more than you get in the city). We decided on Demarest Farms, which we’d been to before for peach picking, and just loved all they had to offer for being only 35 minutes from the city.
For Fall/Halloween fun, we were definitely pleasantly surprised to be surrounded by pumpkins galore. The country shop was decorated for the holidays, with a large spider, freshly made treats (like their to die for, still warm, apple cinnamon sugar donuts), and hand picked fruit from their orchards. They had hay bales, fun picture backgrounds set up, and a hayride that took you passed all of their farm areas to their pumpkin patch. Once at the pumpkin patch, they had a great selection of pumpkins to choose from, a handful of farm animals you could feed, as well as apple cider (you can’t go wrong with warm apple cider). After your pumpkin picking, you can head back to the farm house, grab a hamburger, hot dog, or sausage, and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather by sitting at one of their outdoor seating tables. It was a fantastic way to see some fall foliage, get in the spirit of the season, and bring home the perfect pumpkin for carving and decorating.
If you’d like to visit Demarest Farms you can check them out HERE.