I visited Shaw Farms yesterday with a friend who comes here often with her grandson. This was my first visit and I was hooked! I already love this time of the year and Shaw Farms has all the things I love about it. Lots of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, candy apples-just too many to mention. In fact,this might be a series of posts in order to get all the pictures in (without having a downloading nightmare). As you can see there is no shortage of pumpkins here for carving, pies or pumpkin butter.
Since we went on a week-day it was relatively quiet, just a few toddlers with moms in tow. However, if you just want to be able to browse the wondrous shapes, and sizes of the fall fruits or have a quiet chat with one of the nice ladies working there, then this is the perfect time for it.
The sheltered market features a great variety of jams, jellies, apples (and home-made candy apples) as well as decor and items to tease the kids (in all of us). They are also selling the last of the Rousters own apple butter and cider, so if you love this stuff as much as I do you better hurry because it won’t last long.
Another feature of Shaws are the educational tours which include a hayride, a trip to one of the two “learning barns” and you get to pick your own pumpkin (3-5 lbs) to take home. They also have a picnic area and on the week-ends a bluegrass band. For times and schedules check out their website at :
So even though I was just there, I am already making plans to go this week-end and see the farm full of young (and old) families enjoying the bounty of this season…and perhaps listen to some bluegrass while I indulge in a candy apple. Hope to see you there!