If you’ve never been to a pick-your-own farm before, I can’t recommend it enough. Though this was my first time going, it was just as fun as I imagined it would be. My only regret was putting Miles in a white shirt at a cherry farm. Learn from my mistakes, kids. If you’re going to do it, at least make sure it’s a pure white shirt that you can bleach, if needed. *sigh* Well, there goes my favorite shirt of his. Oh well!
Luckily, he only crushed the cherries that had fallen on the ground and we’re already going bad. I would have felt terrible if he pulled perfectly good ones off the tree! He even (kinda) made friends with a farm dog. Unfortunately, the puppers only wanted to give Miles kisses and he wanted nothing to do with it! Ha ha!
If you’re in Lodi and looking to experience cherry-picking season, I can’t recommend Lodi Blooms enough! Everyone was extremely friendly and the cherries are SO delicious. I can’t wait to make all the pastries and jams with them this summer! It’s $1 per person to enter, and $4 per pound. The small buckets hold 5-7 lbs and the large ones up to about 22 lbs. My mom and I managed to fill 2 small buckets to the top, which came up to about 12.25 lbs. If you go, be sure to watch just how much you pick. Those pounds rack up fast! 100% worth it, though!
Going to pick-your-own farms has been something I’ve always wanted to experience, so getting to take Miles is just a dream! This is a tradition I’m looking forward to repeating year after year!
What are some pick-your-own farms you love going to? Let me know in the comments below!