We arrived to Hawthorne late Thursday eve. We hopped out of bed on early Friday morning, so excited to take the picturesque autumnal drive from Ghent to Great Barrington in Massachusetts. Just a tad over a half of an hour, it was the beginning of seeing the colors change, with each valley slightly different, as some are cooler or higher and the leaves progress at difference paces–it is just such a spectacularly stunning time to be in the Hudson Valley. This is our third year in a row to be here at this exact time, it is like watching live natural theater. Taft Farms was at the top of the list. Our friend Mimi from Little Ghent Farm pointed us in their direction last year, for which we will be eternally grateful. The Taft family has a 200 acre farm that produces some of the prettiest pumpkins I have ever seen. Plus tasty, tasty apples. Their store is filled with all the above plus food & flowers. It is a ‘must see’ if you are ever in the area. I clicked away a few images and then dug into filling up our wheelbarrow full of pumpkins.