We have patiently waited a long time for cooler temperatures, new colors on trees, apple cider, sweaters & football…. at this point I think FALL is finally here! (although football started several weeks ago)!
…and I am a New Yorker… I have no car, and I am OK with that. However – something very unusual happens to a lot of New Yorkers every single Fall. Suddenly everyone NEEDS to get to a farm. Must go to farm. Hmmmm…. if only the NYC metro system had a farm stop.
Let’s be real… we are not even close to a farm. Not. Even. Close. However I am on a couple social media “mom pages” where everyone is looking for recommendations for farms — complete with pumpkins patches and apple trees; apple picking is a must!
Then photos start popping up (on social media) of NYC families (with kids in tow) on farms…NYC kids on farms. What? How? Where? This perpetuates the problem of desperate parents feeling inadequate because they can’t (or didn’t) get to the pumpkin patch (errr farm).
In the words of comedian Lewis Black, “Halloween is a harvest holiday. And here in New York (city) – we don’t harvest s_ _t.”
My advice: walk down the street (no more than two blocks); you will find pumpkins and apples. Buy them, bring them home and don’t worry about the farm.
Remember — living in NYC is hard enough. We don’t need to complicate things.