We had bad luck with local farms this year. In August we tried to go blueberry picking and failed. We got there only to find out that there were no blueberries to pick. Then we gave Wilson Farms a try recently on a weekday looking for a pumpkin patch. It's possible we didn't look hard enough, but all we really found was a big old farm stand. Then last weekend we went out to Connor's Farm for some apple picking. Well we got there only to find out that the apples were totally gone. I think it had something to do with the crazy corn maze they got all this publicity for this year. And no, we were lame and didn't do the maze. However we did hang around the farm awhile and got the necessary "pumpkins and kids" pictures. And really, that's all I care about. There's just something about the awesome colors that is irresistible- oh yeah and the cute kids help too!
We also managed to do a little raspberry picking. We didn't get much (a whole 88 cents worth!) - but Lily had fun with it and was really good at finding the "good" berries on the largely picked over bushes. She even did a quality inspection on the ones I had picked and rejected a couple telling me "Mommy, these are NOT good".