"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." Audrey Hepburn
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
we went to the farm
No cows were milked for this blog.
Summerhill Farm is a tradition in our family, one that I haven't been able to partake in for a few years. It is located about 40 minutes from Bemidji, just outside of Park Rapids. For those who head to resorts in the area, or are lucky enough to have a cabin in the vicinity, Summerhill Farm is a perfect place to while away an afternoon.
They have always had good food here, and I noticed while we were lunching last week that they have expanded to offer dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, and they now have wine tastings. If I lived in the area I would make it there more than once a summer!
Our lunch was delish, Heather and I had the Italian Panini, which was the special of the day, and wild rice soup. It was a cool, rainy day, so the soup hit the spot. My mom had a steak sandwich with roasted red peppers and blue cheese, it looked really good too. We shared a piece of chocolate torte for dessert (since we were celebrating my mum's birthday early) and were fueled to shop.
Summerhill Farm's changes it's merchandise each summer, and you can stroll through six different buildings full of goodies. Dishes, linens, cards, gourmet foods, hooded sweatshirts, kids stuff, kitchen goodies, higher end clothing and jewelry, and cabin decor. One whole building is now an antique shop, where I scored this dandy little number.
While we didn't spend much money, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at the farm.
Then we headed in to Park Rapids, as no trip to Summerhill Farms is complete if you don'tgo there.
Must stops: Ben Franklin (just like the dime store when you were a kid!), the candy shops (believe it or not, they have two of them, one is best for jelly beans and taffy, the other is noted for their homemade chocolates), and the quilt shop and yarn shop. The selection at their yarn shop is bigger than any I have been to down here in the cities, I thought I had been dropped in to wool heaven.
The rain started again in earnest, so we knew it was time to head home. More wonderful farm memories to add to our scrapbook, and candy treats for the boys we left at home.