Yesterday we ventured about 2 hours East of Seattle to the North Central Cascades area. Slaed had work in the tiny town of Peshastin, so Bergen and I decided to join him and check out some of the sights. We were also in search of pumpkins. Keep in mind though, the area is more well known for a different popular fall item: apples.
For a good dose of quintessential fall, we stopped into Smallwood’s Harvest. Since we were visiting on Tuesday most of the games and attractions were not happening, but Bergen didn’t really seem to mind, and we had the place to ourselves. It was fun to imagine how crazy it must be on a typical Saturday.
First we spent some time exploring the Farm Park. We ran into a lot of cute creatures along the way. Some friendly, some not so pleasant. Can you guess who was naughty, and who was nice?
Bergen got to play and romp around, so we thought it was only fair that we did some shopping in the mercantile. Lots of good looking fruits (so many different apple varieties to choose from) and vegetables were available along with all kinds of specialty foods, toys, and kitchen items. We picked up locally made sauerkraut, honey, and a birthday present for one of Bergen’s cousins.
Pumpkins. Yes, they had pumpkins too.
With so many perfectly nice pumpkins why didn’t we pick one up for our front porch? Well, I just couldn’t bring myself to buy one that wasn’t from an actual pumpkin patch! There is something about roaming through the mess of vines and leaves to find that one pumpkin that suites you. Not to worry though, there are plenty of options on our side of the Cascades, so we’ll be traveling a little closer to home to find one later on this week.
What have you done, or what are you planning to do, to celebrate fall?
Info to Know:
- Smallwood’s Harvestis located in Peshastin, WA, which is about 4 miles Southeast of Leavenworth (along Highway 2)
- 10461 Stemm Road Peshastin, WA 98847
- Admission to the Farm Park is free, but some attractions cost a $1 or $2.
- For full access to all the activities visit Friday through Monday 12pm-5pm.
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