Monday, June 24, 2013

Cherries at Strawberry Acres!

We braved the heat this morning to pick some fresh cherries at Strawberry Acres in Coplay.  There were few people picking today despite the cherries being in prime picking condition.  We rode their "bus" to the picking fields after checking in at the counter to get a bucket.  The ride was rather bumpy! I had to tightly hold on to both kids.


We picked with the help of some of the staff for a little while.  They pulled branches down for my 3 year old to reach and so should could pull them off the branches.  The shade of the trees was cool and I didn't seem too hot when out of the sun.  We didn't fill the bucket, because I knew we wouldn't be able to eat all of them! The staff was so friendly and helpful.

                            Our haul! We paid $3.50 per lb, and left with just over 2 lbs.

 The farm was all but empty when we visited, there were about 3 cars in the gravel lot when we arrived. From start to finish we were there less than an hour.  You could certainly spend more time picking but for a quick morning outing it was just right! I recommend going on a weekday if you can, as I am sure crowds are much heavier on weekends.  Cherry season is finishing up soon, get there ASAP and always call ahead 610-261-2323 or check their HOTLINE page on their site to see what is available for picking.

                                                   So proud of her "baby" cherries!!!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Natural Parenting Store Opens in Bethlehem

This past week I got a chance to stop in to Motherbaby Naturals at 901 N New St. in Bethlehem (Corner of Geopp and New Streets).  Their store is the first brick and mortar store to offer natual parenting products in the Lehigh Valley.  The store stocks cloth diapers, cloth diapering accessories, handmade gifts, clothing, baby carriers, wet bags and other eco friendly products like reusable snack bags. They have bath products, toys and even mom accessories. The store give parents a chance to  touch and feel items previously available exclusively online or in limited supply at big box stores like Babies R' Us or Buy Buy Baby.

A children's play area helps make shopping a little easier on parents

Their store is also offering lactation services as well as doula services.  A unique service in the Lehigh Valley,  currently most available services related to pregnancy and breastfeeding are offered by providers that are overseen by local hospitals. 

Their grand opening is scheduled for June 15th, but you can stop in anytime that they're open see their facebook page for hours.  The owner is very helpful and welcoming, stop in an help support a local kid friendly business.  If you are new to cloth diapering and what advice, support or just some mom to mom advice on how to start stop in!

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