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Muscadine Grape Picking at Congaree & Penn Farm- Jacksonville, FL Travel Blog

5th October 2017

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We loooove fruit picking. Like, I’m pretty sure every time we’re on vacation or work trip, we check to see if there’s somewhere local to pick whatever is in season. It’s probably because I grew up in Tokyo where these type of opportunities are fairly scarce and pretty expensive. So when my husband was researching farms in the area, he found Congaree & Penn. It’s open once a month for visits so when he heard that they were open for Muscadine grape picking, he packed us up for a fun Saturday afternoon!

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The farm is absolutely beautiful! Plus, the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and so friendly! We really enjoyed picking the grapes and the fun hay ride through the property.

jacksonville, fl travel blog

Everything is so picturesque! These were the signs for the different varieties of grapes.

jacksonville, fl travel blog

How pretty is this venue!

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Here is one of their famous rice fields.

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We loved these grapes. We ate a bunch of them and also turned them into very tasty grape jelly.

We are so looking forward to more open farm days at Congaree & Penn. They have 4 acres of beautiful rice paddies, orchards that include Johnny Apple Seed trees, and so much more! It’s a really great event for family and friends to spend outdoors learning more about a wonderful local farm!

South Carolina Travel Vlog: Summerville

22nd February 2017

A couple of weekends ago, we went to Summerville, SC. It’s just a little south of Charleston and such a fun, quaint area to explore. There’s great food, fun museums, historic homes, and a wonderful downtown area. During the warmer months, there’s a farmers’ market on Saturday’s. Every time we’ve stopped there, we’ve also met really sweet people. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon or longer!