Over the last few years I have learned to enjoy the benefits of living in a rural area. The quiet at night, no street lights to keep everyone awake at night, no traffic outside my windows. The real perks however are the local farms. Everything from CSAs and produce co-ops to pick it yourself fruits and vegetables. While the cost is not always optimal, the experience is completely worth it for our kids and our family.
There are farms all around, we try to go to the local farms to support the local businesses. This year for apples we went to a farm about an hour away. It is always a great day for all of us. We got to walk around the orchard picking apples and eating a few as we went. Fresh picked apples straight from the tree, not much else is better than that.