September 16th, 2011
A Visit to Krupski Farms
Posted by F&S
On Wednesday’s blog, we told you about the South and North Ferries at the far eastern end of Long Island, which is a wonderful way to travel back and forth between the South and North Forks. The north fork is Long Island’s agricultural center. The vast majority of Long Island vineyards are here, as well as a large number of farms and orchards. Of course, we made a few stops, including one to colorful Krupski Farms.
1 Wow, look at all of these pumpkins! It's definitely getting to be autumn, isn't it, Franny?
2 It sure is, Sharkey. And what better place to find pumpkins of all sizes than Krupski Farms in Peconic, NY! That ferry boat ride took us to the beautiful farms of the North Fork.
3 It seems like they have every kind of pumpkin you can possibly imagine, from teeny tiny ones, like these Jack-B-Little...
4 ...to a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Along with pumpkins, there are many types of gourds and squash grown here.
5 This type of squash is called Turks Turban. It's colorful and very decorative, but it's also quite tasty with a dry and nutty flavor!
6 Sharkey, I'm told that these wart-covered gourds and pumpkins are no accident. They're called Super Freak and they've actually been bred for this unique appearance. If they can do this to pumpkins, can they do this to Frenchies? E-gad!
7 I think Martha is inside buying some of Krupski's famous sweet white corn.
8 In addition to pumpkins and corn, they also sell their own freshly harvested fruits and vegetables at their stand.
9 So, Franny, while Martha shops, maybe we should go and explore out back.
10 Every October on weekends, Krupski opens their Haunted Corn Maze! Too bad it's still September. Maybe we should come back.
11 I don't know, Sharkey. That scarecrow looks kind of creepy! The corn maze has got to be scary with guys like that lurking about!
12 All right, then. Why don't we pick out a great pumpkin to take home. Franny, let's ask that lady over there for some help!
13 Excuse me, ma'am, but can you help us pick out a big round pumpkin? Hey, wait a minute, she's a witch! But she is pointing to a big round pumpkin right over there.
14 Franny, I think that witch is playing with our heads! This isn't a real pumpkin! This place is really creeping me out! I think we need less tricking and more treats! Uncle Carlos! Where are you?
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