Almost seven years ago Wiley and I said “I Do” under a magical Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Ranch in Moorpark (I’ll post all about that end of September). Little did I know that a few quick years later we’d be coming back to the same property to take our children to the farm connected to it – Underwood Family Farm.
Underwood is like a kids dream. There are all sorts of adorable farm animals to feed carrots to – my favorite being the cheeky white pony in the back that kicks the gate when he wants more carrots.
They have a playground, rides (Bumble Bee Train – pic above – is my fav because I can actually sit down for a minute and the kids LOVE it) and games for the kids as well but our favorite part of all is the pick-your-own produce.
We throw the kids in a red wagon, grab some containers and bags, and head out to the fields in search of whatever is yummy and in season. During our latest trip, our haul included raspberries, strawberries, green beans, yellow squash and zucchini, cilantro and dill, and heirloom tomatoes as big as Vivi’s head.
After filling the wagon up, we headed back to the petting zoo (favorite part) for cuddles with some sweet sheep and to bottle feed some baby goats (which proved to be tricky as we are day weaning Vivi from the bottle and she kept trying to sneak some!)
If you are in the Los Angeles area I highly recommend making it out to Underwood Family Farm in Moorpark. Bring a picnic and blanket as there are lots of grassy shady spots for a nice lunch. It’s lovely to go anytime (I like it on a quiet mid week day best) but it is by far it’s most exciting during their Fall Harvest Festival from the end of September until Halloween when they have pumpkins galore, a corn maze, piglet races, crafts, treats etc. They go all out in the best way possible and I can’t wait to bring the kids!