Need a pandemic (organic) pick me up? Pumpkin picking and French Wine

How to Pick Yourself Up

Need a pick me-up during the pandemic pandemonium? Don't we all? But do I do it without feeling like regret is written on my forehead the morning after? Well, we got some ideas that are friendly suggestions and some wine to pair. 

Pandemic Pick Me Up

Every done one of those college midnight moves or helped a friend do one? Of course NOT. Never. Right? No need to fret, the statute of limitations has run its course and you are living clean and better now. You probably used a U-Haul but now we got U-pick farms.

You are physically distancing from the crowd (not social distancing - yucky phrase - right) but you can make use of the U-pick farms.

Yes, YOU (not "u") can pick your favourite pumpkin and other fun squash and yams. 

Or even apples! 

Here is what they are saying in NJ: 

“We’ve had to switch things up a little bit,” said Kyle Holman, the brand manager for Alstede Farms in Chester, N.J. Compared with years past, he said, “things are as good if not better.”


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Summer picking was up as was interest in the farm’s C.S.A., though the usually busy autumn season has been scaled back. “We can’t have those bigger days,” Mr. Holman said. 

Good luck to them! 

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Keep it rolling and Stay Honest RIGHT! 

Keep that nose in tight and NO PINOCCHIO stuff. 

Organic Vegetables and Wine 

No looking to sip tonight? 

Well, you can rock a Spinach and Pumpkin salad with red wine on it.

HOW TO MAKE - SIMPLE AND A LITTLE CEBENE TO SIP WHILE YOU ARE MAKING IT (yes, we inquired if you did not want to sip but we had to

Step 1

In a large serving bowl, whisk together pomegranate juice, vinegar, and oil.

Step 2

Peel pumpkin. With a vegetable peeler, cut raw pumpkin into paper-thin 1- by 3-inch strips; you'll need about 2 1/2 cups. Add pumpkin shavings to pomegranate vinaigrette and mix gently.

Step 3

Add spinach and mix to coat; add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with pumpkin seed

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So after you are finished pumpkin picking in a fun and safe way, why not have your wine ready for you when you get home? 

Long drive home. No stops required. Delivered to your door and keep it contactless. 

French Wine - Domaine De Cebene 

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