Lately I've been in "saving mode" for my next trip, so I've been adventuring a little closer to home. Since I've been exploring around the LA-area, I thought I'd start up a new section of the blog - the LA Insider's Guide. Best for those looking to get off the beaten path when visiting LA (or should I say, off Hollywood Blvd?) or, you know...for those who just want to hear what kind of stuff I do on the weekends.
Last weekend my mom was in town, so I thought it would be fun to head up to Underwood Family Farms, which is about an hour northeast of the city. I went last year for the fall festival when I was getting really upset about missing the fall colors and temperatures back in the Midwest, so I thought maybe a pumpkin patch would help ease the pain. (It did.)
The farm is a great escape from the city, nestled up in the Simi Valley where it's quiet and fields lay one after the other, with houses few and far between. The farm itself provides a pick-your-own-pumpkin patch, a corn maze, hayrides, pig races, petting zoo, and a produce stand. So in other words, It's the perfect place to spend a Saturday afternoon in October.
The farm is also open to guests for fruit and veggie picking, so I pocketed some raspberries and strawberries along with my pumpkin.
Entry to the farm is $15, and good for the whole day - so you can get lost in the corn maze for a few hours and still have time to find your ideal pumpkin and feed the baby goats (which I regrettably did not do - but will definitely make a priority next time).
I have yet to visit in the winter, but the farm transitions into a Christmas tree farm, so I'll likely be back, at least to smell some pine and peppermint in the absence of snow and chill.
Stay tuned for future installations of the LA Insider's Guide!