A local farm has pick your own produce, they have created quite a business. A hay ride to the area and a teenager guides the correct way to choose and pick the vegetables. This farm has found a way to maximize profits without hiring illegals. Parking is only $1.00 and it makes up for the field not being planted that year. An email notifies us when certain things corn, raspberries, strawberries are ripe for picking.
Actually we go to a little farmers market every Saturday morning. The “farmers” are mainly retired folks doing it as much as a hobby as a business. We’ve been to one of their “farms” (a massive five acre spread).
The food at the market tends to cost about twice as much as at the grocery store, but my wife and I can afford it and we like meeting and talking to the people that actually grew what you are about to put in your mouth. I’d love to grow some of my own food, but in anticipation of retirement we sold our larger place and now live in a house on a postage stamp sized lot.