The weather is about to turn HOT and while that may have already happened in your area, it's still a great time to go visit a farm and pick some fruit!
The central valley and coastal mountain farms are officially in high gear so you can visit this website to find a destination for the fuit you want. There is nothing better than the taste of summer fruit on the day it was picked!
Our farming economy and ecosystem is healthier when we become consumers who buy directly from the source (at least occasionally). You can grab your kids, fill a picnic basket and take a Saturday drive in search of fresh air, sunshine and something sweet for dessert! You can even take the easy way out and just go to the farm stands - either way you will get some super-fresh fruit. And by the way, the corn is coming in and it is INCREDIBLE!
Plan your trip with a bonus - look for a state park nearby where you can jump in a lake or river to cool off after lunch. The State of California has award-winning parks where you can relax, picnic and in some cases, jump in the water.
Sunscreen. Towels. Cold drinks. Picnic basket. Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezie!