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Little Reviews: Didier Farms Pumpkinfest

September 23, 2011 Loralie 0
Didier Farms, located at 16678 W. Aptakisic in Lincolnshire, annual Pumpkinfest opens tomorrow, September 24th and will run through October 31st. Pumpkinfest seems a tame moniker for the actual festival, which in my mind would be better known as “Pumpkin-palooza.” […]
Apple Orchards

U-Pick Fun and Much More at Royal Oak Farm

August 26, 2011 Kristy 1
We first visited Royal Oak Farm last year and it quickly became a family favorite and our go-to destination for apple picking goodness. This family-owned and operated orchard is the real deal. Beautiful scenery, hayrides out to […]
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Berry Picking

Strawberry Fields Forever at The Thompson Strawberry Farm

June 28, 2011 Loralie 1
When you have a toddler who can put away over a pound of strawberries in one sitting (yeah, that’s a fun diaper change) you can appreciate the idea of picking your own fresh strawberries by the bucket. Not only is it economical, but it’s a great way to teach your kids that food doesn’t actually originate from the grocery store. […]
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Berry Picking

Ripe Pickings at Stade’s Farm

June 20, 2011 Kristy 2
Every summer my family used to drive an hour out into the “country” to pick strawberries, then we would spend the next day making preserves and other goodies. It’s definitely one of my sweetest childhood […]
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Farms

Lambs Farm Plus Model Trains

May 19, 2011 Melissa Haak 0
Editor’s note: Originally published in 2011, updated to reflect current dates. If you have ever driven on Illinois 94 North, you have probably passed Lambs Farm a few times. Every time we would drive by […]
Apple Orchards

Apple Picking {Green Oaks}

September 11, 2010 Melissa Haak 0
Last year was our first Autumn in Lake County. I wanted to find fun and gratifying activities for my then 2.5 year old daughter. I had heard friends talk about going apple picking so I […]