by lisa | 23 September 2013 10:26
We have a local farm that we’ve been going to for 18 years. The farm is in an absolutely stunning location, overlooking a beautiful little lake.
We found Jucker Farm long ago in our search for an American style Halloween pumpkin. We used to be able to drive right up to the farm and park in front of their chicken coop, but these days, the place is so popular that you can no longer even drive on the road leading to the farm. You have to park about a mile away or take a shuttle to it from the nearest train station.
This is the place to go if you want to pick your own fruit. Depending on what’s in season, you can pick strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cherries or apples.
They also have gorgeous produce.
I don’t drink juice, but I make an exception for their fresh pressed apple juice. Hands down, the best juice I’ve ever had.
And did I mention that they have a few pumpkins? This is one of the few places I have ever found spaghetti squash locally. This is also where I got my butternut squash for this recipe.
Got lots of pumpkins? Well, why not make a few sculptures? Every year they come up with new and creative displays.
Jucker Farm has a farm store with all sorts of pumpkin products. Pumpkin seed oil, sweet and sour pumpkin preserves, all kinds of fruit jams and spreads, homemade pickles, etc…
They serve up a Sunday brunch every weekend. You can also get bratwursts with pumpkin seeds or hot pumpkin soup cooked over a wood fire.
There is a lovely little restaurant and you can take your food and eat it outside at a picnic table in the orchards.
This place is a huge hit for families with kids. There’s an apple tree labyrinth, an area of swinging hammocks in the orchards, a huge climbing area made of hay stacks, and a place to hang out and pet goats.
Jucker Farm is open 365 days a year and they have long opening hours. If you happen to live in Switzerland, you know how unusual this is. If you decide to head out for a visit on a Sunday (because it’s one of the few things open), just keep in mind that lots of other people have the same idea and it tends to get a bit crowded.
For details about the farm, have a look at their web page (in English).
Elvis has left the building (and gone to the farm). What are you waiting for? Head on out to your local farm!
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