This morning after dropping biggest brother off at school, the littles and I took a day trip to the Morris Farm Market. It’s located in Currituck, about a 25 minute drive from our house. I have driven by this place for years and never stopped to check it out. After all the fun we had this morning, you can bet we will be going there again soon!
The market is open seasonally, from April until the end of November. They sell all kinds of local foods, crafts, products, ect. In October they offer a pumpkin patch thing for kids and it’s a ton of fun! The cost for adults is $3.00 and kids are $6.00 (the extra $3.00 is to cover the actual pumpkin). Avenlea was free. The tour started out with a apple cider press demonstration and a tasting for all the kids and adults. Afterwards, we were guided over to the ice cream making area and the kids got to watch an old tractor powered ice cream maker. They each got to help out turning the manual ice cream maker too. After a sampling of their frosty goodness, the kids had a blast stuffing scarecrows in a big hay covered area they had set up for the kids to play. Next, it was off to story time and the woman who read the story was so great with the kids. After the story, the kids got to try their hands at shucking corn and then they had a few moments to play in a HUGE sand pile with buckets for all to enjoy. Lastly, the group piled on the tractor pulled hay ride off to the pumpkin patch. Each child got to pick out a pumpkin and then we rode back to the parking area.
Overall, the whole tour lasted about 2 hours and it was very nicely operated. There wasn’t too much wait time in between activities and there were so many things to do and see in between events. Banyan was not bored at all and I dont think any of the other kids were either. Even Avenlea seemed to really enjoy the whole thing. She had so much fun, in fact, that she even took the opportunity to take her first steps today!!! She took four or five steps on the hay ride while it was moving.
If you are looking for something fun to do in the Albemarle area this time of year, I cant recommend Morris Farms highly enough. I have heard that, if you arent with a group, the tour looks a little bit different, but im sure you could call ahead and jump on with a preexisting tour. We had about 10 people in our group and we jumped on with another group. You can contact Morris Farms by calling them at (252) 453-2837. Have fun!! We sure did!!
I loved seeing all the different varieties of pumpkins they had for sale.
The kids were so smitten by the big black bunny rabbit. There was also an adorable miniature pig <3
Vintage tractors galore! I would love to do a photo session here sometime.
Watching the apple cider demonstration. All the kids were so attentive.
Making ice cream!
She was pretty happy in her stroller, but eventually her compulsion to climb became to hard to ignore.
Stuffing the scarecrow
She loved crawling around in the hay!
The market had a big antiques section that I took advantage of!
I love this swing made from old wine barrels
The hayride was definitely his favorite part of the trip
I actually got pictures of her first steps!! Yay, Avenlea!