On Saturday, I took my mom and my kids to the Montclair Farmer’s Market, and we bought delicious cheeses, some disappointingly tasteless (but cute and stubby) carrots, some amazing radishes, and leeks that made a great pot of soup even better. Oh, and honey sticks. We can’t leave without honey sticks!
We saw a few pumpkins, but nothing particularly perfect. And my mom HAD to buy the kids pumpkins. You know, Bucket List and all. So we drove up Claremont and onto Bloomfield Avenue because I knew there was something up here. Hillcrest Farms & Greenhouse was it. I pulled in and we checked out the goats and sheep in the parking lot (in pens, but right there), and then we picked out three great pumpkins in about two minutes. We were tempted by the lovely squash and gourds and colorful mums. In fact, we came home with a mum from my mom. Ha! And ps: not to take away from the farmer’s market, but our three pumpkins were less expensive than any one of the pumpkins for sale there.