Im on long island, about 1 (+) hour east of New York City. Whats great is that I dont live too far from the East end farms. About 15 minutes east of me are many " pick your own" farms, where we pick strawberries, black berries, raspberries, tomatoes, peppers , eggplants, peaches, apples, pumpkins......depending on the season ( Lewin Farms
) . They also have a market open from may - about thanksgiving, for those who dont want to pick their own. As you ride further east, you will see smaller, private farmstands, of people selling local produce, jellies, pickles...... Then a little further east is a goat farm which sells fresh goat milk, goat cheese, goat fudge..( Catapano Dairy Farm
), The many Wineries. So, what is nice about where I live , is that I can travel an hour west and be in one of the most populated, modern cities, or , I can drive an hour east, and take a step back in time and have homegrown produce, homemade cheeses, Homemade fruit pies ( Briermere pies
What is also nice, is you will pass, from time to time, a table in fromt of someones house, with potatoes, eggs... And a box there. Basically it goes by the honor system. Grab 20lbs of potatoes, and toss the $3 in the box.
Oh, I almost forgot about the Asparagus Tractor, sitting in front of someones house, filled with bunches of asparagus $3 a bunch, once again, by Honor system.
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