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Pick your own vegetable

I’ve always wanted to experience vegetable picking. For most of the people vegetable picking might not be on the top of the list to do. I hail from farming family background. My grandfather and father was farmer they use to own their farm long back time. I still hear lot many stories and experiences from my Dad. Always wanted to go for vegetable picking, use to wonder how the actual plant looks like.

What to wear and carry along:

Vegetable picking is fun activity with friends and family but can be tiring for some. This activity is purely weather dependent. You can beat the sun and go early in the morning. Make sure you dress up in your old pair of clothes for which you won’t really bother if they get dirty. Also wear shoes (closed toe shoes) and avoid wearing sandals. If you are allergic or sensitive to dust make sure you wear full sleeves shirt and pants (Unless it’s blazing hot day). Keep a hat handy and sunscreen if you are sun sensitive.

Carry pair of cotton gloves it will be very handy. Carry knife and scissors to cut the vegetable from the plant. You might not want to damage the plants by plucking the vegetables. Make sure you carry few garbage bags or newspaper to lay it on your car floor. As you will end up bringing dirt along with vegetables.

What to do:

Before you start the day make sure you call the farm whether they are open for the day and check their timings. Most of the farm timing varies, so make sure you read their rules and pricing.

Before entering farm make sure you collect the farm map to make your life easier when you driving and hunting for vegetable in the farm. Some farm requires you to pay beforehand but some like the one we visit every year they charge us on our return. They have typical one size bags, which are generally either $10 or $12 per bag with vegetables. No matter what vegetable you pick from the farm. Here are some of the pictures from the McQuesten Farm in NH. We visit them every year for Pick you own vegetables. They open up around mid of August until 1stOctober. Enjoy!!!

After Vegetable Picking:

Make sure once you go home you clean thoroughly all the vegetables. As they might have a lot of dirt on them.  Wipe them and let it dry for 12 hours at least than place it in fridge or cook the way you like it.

Did you ever go for vegetable picking or fruit picking?

What vegetable or fruit did you pick?

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Rhode Island

Few places so far we visited in Rhode Island State Narragansett Beach, Newport, Providence. Please check out below for details.

 NARRAGANSETT BEACH, RHODE ISLANDIt’s located in the center of town, one of the finest beaches in Rhode Island area, good for swimming and surfing. Its clean, has clear water, great waves, soft sand, nice boardwalk across the shore/ seawall and Narragansett pier.  We at least come here once in a summer time.  There’s admission fee to use the beach around $5 to $6 (carry cash). On Duty Lifeguards. Facilities provide showers, restrooms and refreshments. Also there’s rental and lessons available for surfing. Street parking and parking lots are available. Check out Pictures.

Must visit nearby eatery place lot of options – Crazy Burger Café and Juice Bar (http://www.crazyburger.com/ )

Narragansett Pier

 

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

This city has signature and unique event called WaterFire occurs on selective evenings.  Event occurs throughout summer till early fall. Check out the schedule and events before your arrival at http://waterfire.org/ . This event takes place right in front of the Providence mall. WaterFire evenings begin shortly past sunset and last until just past midnight when the fires burn out.  Check out pictures.

Across the street there’s lot of restaurants. We generally go to our one of the favorite restaurant “FIRE + ICE” http://www.fire-ice.com/locations/providence-ri/

WaterFire Event Providence,RI

WaterFire Event Providence,RI

FIRE+ICE Restaurant, Providence, RI

 

NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

City mainly known for great Mansions. http://www.newportmansions.org/  We hardly visited any but if someone who really likes architecture, luxury homes and mansions than they must visit this city.  A nice cliff walk along the coast is recommended.

One of Mansions in NEWPORT,RI

One of Mansions in NEWPORT,RI

Newport Beach near Cliff walk