Eastmont Orchards, Colts Neck, New Jersey

by Sasha Wilkins on October 7, 2013 · 11 comments

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I captioned this photograph: I carried a…pumpkin on Instagram yesterday, but fear my Dirty Dancing homage fell on deaf ears. Still we had a bushel of fun at Eastmont Orchards: It is amazing the behaviour that a field of squash and the presence of a DSLR can induce in totally sensible and responsible grown ups.

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It’s the start of Halloween season in America, and especially here in sort-of-rural New Jersey, where it seems that every few miles there is a farm offering a kind of combi harvest festival/Halloween/bucolic experience, featuring pumpkin patch picking, hay cart rides, corn maze wandering and, if you are lucky, orchards with gen-u-wine apple picking. And gen-u-wine unposed photos in wheelbarrows.

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Apple picking is actually a lot more genuine than the pumpkin picking, which is more picking up than picking off a vine, with hundreds of already cut pumpkins spread out in a field.

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We were nominally there not to frot, sorry frolic, with pumpkins, but to pick apples.

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We got a little distracted by the idea of picking Brussels sprouts but the brassica smell drove us away seconds after we took this photo.

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For those who aren’t interested in ‘picking’ a pumpkin, there are carts of squash and gourds for eating and for decorating at the checkout huts.

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Address: 169, Colts Neck, NJ 07722, United States
Phone:+1 732-542-7764

I’m wearing my fab Boden Bow Front Star Print Blouse (gifted) with my Gap Sexy Boyfriend Shorts,and Ash Jalouse ankle boots. The sunglasses are Faded Days in Black (£18!) (gifted)

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