Skipley Farm in Snohomish, WA
One morning we had a little preview of Fall so we packed up the car, headed north to Skipley Farm and did a little apple and grape picking. It was a quiet morning spent amongst the rows of luscious fruit. We spotted a truck (which was the highlight of our trip for Jasper), stumbled upon a sweet group of hens and roosters and walked away with a good haul of fruit. One thing I am very passionate about is trying to eat seasonally. The fact that we have so many farms so easily accessible to us (within an hour drive of Seattle) makes it very possible to do so. Sure we have farmer's market all around us, but there is something so magical about pulling your own fruit off a tree or vine and then going home and making something with it.
I think the link between where you get your food and your table should be as small of a circle as possible. I take great pride in Jasper knowing that his food does not solely come from a grocery store, but from our garden and a whole array of farms around us. In my experience by exposing Jasper to a wide array of food experiences and by allowing him to help in the process of food procurement it is teaching him to be a discerning consumer at an early age.
Apple season is upon us.
Guess who spotted a truck!
After we went apple picking we happened upon these amazing rows of grapes. I had never been grape picking before so I was delighted to pick something new. It might just be the easiest and fastest fruit I have ever picked.