Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday we took Delia to the Corn Maze at Cole Farms in Jane Lew WV. It is a few minutes south of Clarksburg on I-79, incredibly easy to find. When you get off the highway at Jane Lew, there are signs pointing you in the right direction, you can't miss it.
They have a Haunted Maze on Friday and Saturday nights, and a Family Maze Saturday and Sunday during the day, which is what we did. It was super fun! Sponsored by the local 4-H and FFA clubs, they had a concession stand featuring homebaked cookies, coffee, cider, and HOT CHOCOLATE! Admission to the maze is $7 for all, and includes one pumpkin from the Pick Your Own Pumpkin patch for kids under 10. As usual, the folks who checked us in didn't offer that option to Delia, because she looks like she's about 14, and we didn't argue.
She picked a couple of pumpkins out at the Farm Stand which is in the barn across the road, they sell the produce that Cole Farms grows. Tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, corn, all kinds of squash, and of course, PUMPKINS! Delia got two small ones for $1.50 each. They had a few huge beautiful pumpkins, but they were $15 and up, so we just stuck to the little guys.
I got two luscious green tomatoes and we fried them up for dinner.
It was a nice way to get out and enjoy the crisp Fall weather. Also, the drive down I-79 is pretty spectacular in it's own right, the leaves are at about 60% of peak color right now. We literally "Oohed" and "Aahed" all the way down the highway.