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Down on the Farm
Ready to get your hands dirty? Many working farms and orchards are open to the public during peak seasons. Do a little research to see what's ripe for the picking, and plan a day down on the farm. Armed with buckets and bushels, kids will enjoy fruit picking, hayrides, corn mazes and visits with farm animals.
If you call ahead, you may be able to arrange a guided tour or a tractor ride. By the time you leave, you'll have a trunk full of fresh produce, and your kids will have a new appreciation of where their dinner comes from.