The further East I went into Long Island I was passing through farms, wineries and garden centres – colour every where. Since coming through Pennsylvania there has been much more colour and plants in people’s gardens and it has continued the further East I’ve come.
The wineries had signs indicating whether or not bus tours and / or limos were allowed to visit or not – I saw a number of limos doing the rounds – there was no indication of whether sweaty cyclists were allowed to visit or not so I decided to give it a miss.
However lots of the farms were selling their fruit and veg and home made goods – some big markets, lots of little stalls and a variety in between – I could have spent the day just eating. I had freshly roasted sweetcorn at one and it would have been rude not to buy the huge delicious cranberry and orange muffin as well; apple cider doughnuts at another one and I was going to try the pumpkin ice cream at another but the staff seemed to have vanished so that was a no go unfortunately.
Typing this I’m now feeling very hungry.