Category Archives: CLASSES & THINGS TO DO

A ‘Berry’ Fun Pick for the Family at Bedner’s in Boynton Beach

From contributor, Modern Boca Mom of Multiples…

Bedner's in Boynton Beach


Pack your diaper bags folks, because Bedner’s in Boynton Beach is at it again! Slightly cooler than it was during Halloween season’s Pumpkin Patch, my family and I ventured out to Bedner’s Strawberry U-Pick on Saturday and had a great time…

Bedner's in Boynton Beach

You have the option to pick strawberries (light), peppers (great), tomatoes (good), or grape tomatoes.

My family and I opted for the strawberries and tomatoes. You head out to the area near the pavilion and tell the folks in the extra large booth what produce you will be seeking that day and then they hand you your respective buckets. Easy. The staff answers any questions you may have and then you are on your way!

There is a substantial amount of ‘strawberry picking area’, but you can tell those little red berries are popular as you seek the ripest ones to add to your collection.

Bedner's Farm Fresh Market
Once picked, strawberries won’t do much more ripening, so you don’t want to pick them when they are too green. My 2 1/2 year-old had a ball!! She LOVES strawberries and was so excited to help pick them! The twins, on the other hand at 12 months old, weren’t too thrilled with this outing as they were anxious to shove every berry in their mouth.

When met with the subsequent “No,” well, I’ll let you imagine how that went…

Bedner's in Boynton Beach
MBMOM INSIDER TIPS FOR BEDNER’S:
  • Start further from the areas that are easiest to access, and get ready to get down and get those plants moving to find the best produce. I think I hit my squat quota for the day while wearing a kid.
  • Go early before the crowd and try a cooler day. They are open 7 days a week, and weekends are much busier as you can imagine.

We went on a cooler day so we weren’t in any big rush to leave. We captured our family moments, and quickly collected our tomatoes and headed to pay. Everything is paid for by the pound and they accept cash and credit card.

Bedner's in Boynton Beach

Bedner’s in Boynton Beach doesn’t have as many activities as they do during the Pumpkin Patch, but they still have a BBQ vendor, the petting zoo, and other farm-like activities that excite the kids while mommy heads into the farmers market store to pick up more local produce (and wine). Bedner’s Market has a large selection of local produce, including the items available out at the U-Pick, if you don’t want to hike around the fields.

Once again, another successful Bedner’s in Boynton Beach trip, worth sharing with all of you fellow MBMoms as we celebrate Strawberry Season! Have fun out there!


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Bedner's in Boynton Beach

Lovin’ Lion Country Safari – West Palm Beach

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This South Florida winter weather is GORGEOUS and my urge to be outside is stronger than ever! What better place to spend the day than Lion Country Safari? Lion Country Safari (LCS) offers a unique and affordable opportunity for visitors to take a wild african safari without having to leave the country.

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In addition to one of my other favorite West Palm attractions the Palm Beach Zoo, Lion Country Safari (LCS) is a prime location to see exotic animals and enjoy some family fun.

Aside from your drive-thru tour of the preserve (+ audio guide) when you arrive, there’s a fun park on property called SafariWorld for after your tour with amusements for all ages.

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SafariWorld has an awesome splash pad and water slide (bring your suits and towels!) with lunch options right nearby. I highly recommend pushing calories aside for the day and going for a slice of pizza…or two.

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There’s plenty more wildlife to see in SafariWorld plus miniature golf, paddle boats and even a Giraffe Encounter, my favorite part of the whole day! Spend $5 on lettuce and get up close and personal with these amazing mammals while you feed them.

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In fact, as 2014 came to an end, LCS welcomed its fifth giraffe birth of the year! On December 30th, a 70-inch, 165-pound baby boy was born on safari. The baby, named Hakuna, is located in the maternity pen with his mom and fellow newborn, Matata (born on Dec. 16). They are visible til March in the drive-through preserve (section 7, Hwange National Park) or from the giraffe feeding exhibit at Lion Country Safari.

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If you’re looking for a fun, outdoorsy day with the kids, LCS is the place to be! Don’t miss out this season.

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Open Every Day of the Year! We recommend 4-5 hours to see everything.

PARK HOURS

DAILY

  • Open Daily at 9:30am
  • Admission Gate Closes at 4:30pm
  • Park Closes at 5:30pm

Admission (per person plus tax):
Regular (ages 10-64): $31.50
Seniors (ages 65 and over): $28.50
Children (ages 3-9): $23.00
Toddlers (ages 0-2): FREE
Parking: $7 per vehicle

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Grandview Prep Boca Raton “Modern Boca Mommy & Me” Program

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When I first started MBMom, I had no idea (truly) how many AMAZING people, businesses…and schools (like Grandview Prep Boca) there were in and around Boca Raton, Florida. Not to mention supportive readers like you! 🙂

Kids Reading at Grandview Preparatory School in Boca Raton
OK, these guys probably aren’t reading MBMom, but their parents are!

Honestly, this site was founded on selfish, convenient reasons. I was busy and just wanted local lifestyle and events information online in one organized, easy-to-find place.

A simple wish really.

I never thought that Modern Boca Mom would grow to warrant this exciting partnership:

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In 2014, MBMom launched a first of its kind “Modern Boca Mommy & Me” PROGRAM at Grandview Preparatory School!

Don’t know much about Grandview Prep Boca? They are an independent college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1997 in east Boca Raton. Student enrollment is offered for Preschool through Grade 12. Grandview redefines ‘Preparatory’ with innovative learning experiences and focus on character and values. In class and beyond, Grandview students discover their talents, create their own path, engage in meaningful activities, and contribute to the community.

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Each “Modern Boca Mommy & Me” class is held 3-5 times per month at Grandview Preparatory School and is specifically tailored to capture the attention and imaginations of babies as young as 6 weeks and children up to 3 years old.

Classes include a rotating schedule of activities including play time, rhythm & movement, yoga, dance and music– all offered by Grandview Prep Boca Early Childhood faculty. Our program offers moms the chance to relax and socialize while their children learn and explore in an educational setting.

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