We’re in full on Fall mode in the Hansen household. Pumpkins line our kitchen, apples cider is in our fridge and the layering of various sweaters, long sleeves, flannels and so on are the staple of our outfits. So what else is there to do on an autumnal Saturday afternoon but to make an impromptu stop to embrace all of those things? That’s sort of how we ended up at Patterson Fruit Farm‘s Farm Market this past Saturday…
The long story short is that I neglected to eat a proper breakfast before teaching yoga that morning, so East side errands plus a sleeping-in-the-car baby = a bit of a road trip to Patterson Fruit Farm’s Farm Market. It features many items for purchase including just-picked apples, apple cider, fall decorations, pumpkins, donuts, pies and baked fresh daily treats like these babies:
Those, friends, are Patterson’s apple fritters, and are worth the drive… and the wait. That Saturday was a popular day to be at the farm, so we stayed as patient as we could as we worked through the crowd and line for the bakery. 20 minutes later, we had two pies, two donuts, an apple dumpling and the apple fritter of my dreams.
Those fritters are HUUUUUUUUUUUGE. Like size of my baby’s head huge. And that poor child is carrying around an 85th percentile head circumference so we’re talking about one big baked good. But man, is it good. So good that Baby B was all about sharing my fritter with me — you can tell by how focused she is on it in that photo above!
After we team ate our fritter and dumpling, we got to exploring what else was for sale at the market including mums, cornstalks and pumpkins of all sizes. If we just didn’t bring home eight gourds the weekend before, I’m sure we would have come home with a few more – our little girl just loves pumpkins!
The Farm Market also features some family fun options like a huge playset and Orchard Hills Park, a wonderful outdoor place to hike, bike, picnic and enjoy the beauty of our area. Who knew that my fritter craving would end up leading us to something with so much to offer?!