Szalay's Farm and Market - The Dainty Squid

Szalay's Farm and Market

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


I still haven't made it to a haunted house this season but that aside I'm pretty sure I'm killin' it this fall. I've taken lots of photos of the pretty colors, I'm getting outside a lot to enjoy the crisp cool weather, and on Sunday Jeff and I went to Szalay's Farm and Market. Szalay's is a sweet corn farm and an old-fashion farm market that offers a huge variety of fruits, veggies, and other treats. It was my first time visiting there but Jeff has been talking it up for quite sometime now.

We had spent the day doing fun things for our anniversary. First our favorite breakfast spot for lemon curd crepe and smoked salmon omelet then the abandoned greenhouse to catch the fall colors. Szalay's was our last stop of the day before retiring early to watch scary movies. When we pulled up to the farm I wasn't really feeling it. There were so many people. I'm not huge on crowds. It took me a little bit of time to find my groove but once I did I had a blast!

We of course walked through the corn maze, which every year they shape like something different. This year's corn maze? The headless horseman! (There's a photo of the map a few images below.) It was SO much fun. There's this look that Jeff gets sometimes when he sees that I'm really happy. It's the cutest face in the world and because he looks so happy it makes me even happier so we're basically this ridiculous mess of giggles and smiles. That happened in the corn maze, so perhaps thats an indication of how much fun it was. I kind of wish that we could have stayed in there even longer.


After the maze we walked around the market a second time, this time actually grabbing a bite to eat. I had grilled sweet corn for the first time and wow, it was unlike anything I've ever had before. That corn was so good it made all the other corn I've eaten in my life taste like garbage - and I LOVE corn.

There couldn't have been a more perfect way to end our anniversary adventure. I'm already excited to go back next year ...and to eat more corn!
xoxo

You Might Also Like

25 thoughts

  1. I love all these fall pictures, they're great! I went to a haunted house here in town two weeks ago and it was really fun. I didn't scare easily but some people had some ridiculous reactions, haha.

    lesdeuxlapins.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Mel! :)

      Oh, I totally scare easy! I'm very jumpy, which is like half the reason I want to go.

      Delete
  2. This looks so cool, I wish a farm near me would do something like this!
    http://printedforest.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey, ya never know. I had no idea this gem was around. Definitely worth the half hour or so drive.

      Delete
  3. These pictures are great all this sounds like so much fun. I really need to get out and do some Fall related activities. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YES. Hurry! I saw someone mention the other day that fall has peaked already and I was like "nooooooO!" Why does the best season have to be the shortest?!

      Delete
  4. These photos are gorgeous! Looks like such a good day out - I wish we had placed like that here in the UK. x

    ReplyDelete
  5. corn fields at night are my worst nightmare :D
    but this maze looks lovely ... and all those pumpkins! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh man, me too! While we were walking through Jeff was like "you know what would be amazing? doing this maze at night" I was like "NOPE"

      Delete
  6. This looks like so much fun. I've always wanted to go to a corn maze but have yet to find one close enough to go. And yassss to grilled corn. So. Good.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Corn mazes are SO much fun. Hope you find one soon! :)

      Delete
  7. Looks like so much fun! And happy anniversary! It's been so damn hot here in SoCal until this past weekend that it's only just starting to feel like fall now - makes me so happy! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. It looks so amazing! Would love to go there!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looks like it was a lot of fun! Btw, the best corn that I ever had was cooked on the grill with rosemary.

    Take care!
    Danielle

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ohhhh! That sounds like it would be amazing. I'm very into the idea of trying all kinds of grilled corn now.

      Delete
  10. You guys do Halloween so much better than we do in the UK, I'm a little jealous.

    Charlotte xx
    Smudgeness

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love everything about this post! The photos are just gorgeous and it makes me so jealous that we don't have much stuff like this here in the UK, especially lumpy pumpkins ;) x

    The Peppermint Pencil

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha!! Lumpy pumpkins are pretty awesome! :P

      Delete
  12. I'm so surprised that, being in farm country (or close to it), you've never had grilled corn before! I have grilled sweet corn probably 3-4 times a week all summer. It is my favorite. The best way to cook it (in my opinion, of course) is to take it with the husks on and submerge them in a sink or bucket of water for about 15-20 minutes. Then you put them on the grill still in their husks and close the top, only turning them when the outside leaves start to char so that all four "sides" of the husks are charred. Take them off the grill and peel the husks off -- wearing an oven mitt because they get SUPER hot -- and then you can put butter, salt, and pepper on the corn. It is SO delicious that way, I promise you will love it!! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Okay, yeah, that sounds amazing! I usually eat corn boiled but I feel like after having grilled corn I'm not going to want boiled anymore.

      Delete
  13. This makes me miss fall in the midwest so much!

    ReplyDelete


follow along @thedaintysquid.