Farm Camping with Harvest Hosts

I bought these veggies and the farmer let us park overnight for free. It's true!

I've written about Harvest Hosts before (you can read about it here),  but I want to share some photos from our most recent trip. We stayed overnight at a farm in Pennsylvania and it was pretty magical. 

The farm is owned by a guy named Randy and after greeting us, he gave us a tour which included picking vegetables right out of the ground. 

The price was $20 to fill a basket but Randy only charged us $10 since we filled it half way. We picked cabbage, onions, peppers and broccoli and even dug up some potatoes. At Randy's farm, you pick your own produce and I kept thinking what a great way this would be to teach kids where their food comes from. If you have kids, I strongly suggest taking them to a pick-your-own farm. 

We were a little limited in choices since it's still early in the growing season but by late July/early August, he'll have fresh corn, tomatoes, melon, squash, beans, sunflowers, and more. 

Here's Randy showing us the beautiful view from his property.

Our tour also included deer and wild turkey sightings, a peek at some interesting farm equipment, and a visit with the barn cats and kittens. Randy let our dogs run around off their leashes and they were in heaven!

The last thing I'll mention is that this is the first time a Harvest Host offered us access to water and electric and it was such a luxury to be able to watch TV and wash our dishes. If you own a motor home and haven't joined Harvest Hosts, you can visit their website here to learn more. The $40 annual membership gives you access to hundreds of farms and wineries across the United States where you can stay overnight for free. That small initial investment has already paid for itself (considering we spend at least $30 every night we camp at a State Park), and we've made amazing memories as well.