Today, I was invited {along with some other fabulous Philly bloggers} to go blackberry picking at The Longview Center for Agriculture. E was so excited to go to a “farm” and pick all the blackberries his little heart wanted.

We were given a tour of the farm by one of the “farmers” who was very passionate to share the mission and goals of Longview. You can tell that all of the people that work at Longview take great pride in what the farm is doing {and they should!}.

The kids were encouraged to get down and dirty and explore all that the farm had to offer. They were allowed to pick flowers, tomatoes, and even taste some apples that aren’t quite yet ready for the picking. Leave it to my goofball to actually like them!

Then it was finally time to pick blackberries! They warned us that they had a great weekend of people coming  in for blackberries but we had no problem at all finding them! Once I showed E what he was looking for, he quickly filled our bag.

I can’t wait to start baking with these delicious blackberries!

We will definitely be heading back to Longview to pick some more fruits and veggies in the very near future!


Longview {formally Willow Creek Orchards} is a regional farm hub that reconnects the land, our community, and the food that sustains us. It consists of 90 acres of certified organic farmland {including an organic fruit orchard} and on-site Farmer’s Market that has some of the yummiest treats! The Longview Center for Agriculture is located 3125 Stump Hall Road in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

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