Sunday, October 21, 2007
Every year my husband and I usually go to Eckert's Orchards in Illinois at least once. They have pick-your-own pumpkins in October, which is when we always go. But they also have other fruit and Christmas trees seasonally, so there are home-grown goodies available from May through December. They claim to be the biggest pick-your-own orchard operation in the United States.
These photos were both actually taken in the central area off of the parking lot, where those who don't care for the dusty ride out to the field on a tractor-pulled wagon may still get their pumpkins. My actual photos of the fields (smallish orange blobs in a sea of green) didn't look as good. So much for authenticity.