Kids are Welcome for Blueberry Picking at Green Meadows

A u-pick blueberry farm makes a great outing with kids, and when the blueberries are organic, you don’t have to worry about any pesticides getting on your little one’s hands — or in his mouth if he samples a few in the field (and who doesn’t?).

At Green Meadows Farm in Monticello, Delores Green ensures that kids are safe and welcome. A special field with lower-growing fruit at a kid-friendly height is a major draw for families with small children, who often come for playdates, as Mrs. Green explains in this brief video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsBFpGu_UX8

Another highlight for kids is the wildlife that frequents the farm. Mrs. Green, a retired teacher, loves telling kids — especially city kids who haven’t visited a farm before — about the foxes, deer and swallowtail kites on the farm.

“When they point out a swallowtail kite, I say, ‘Do you know what that is? That’s a raptor!'” she smiles.