When going on a long trip just isn't in the cards why not plan a mini-adventure day trip? A farm tour can be especially interesting, not to mention educational, to a city kid. Shouldn't every child see where their food actually comes from? And finding a farm in your neck of the woods isn't as difficult as you might think.
Farm Visit, for example, is a useful site that allows you to search for farms across America (and some of Canada), using variables such as organic, conventionally grown, u-pick, and farmer's market. If you work it out right, you can come home with buckets of fruit.
As if eating handfuls of fresh fruit in the car ride home isn't fun enough, you could whip up some new recipes with whatever is leftover. We made super simple blueberry milkshakes with some of our stash by blending a few handfuls of blueberries with few tablespoons of milk until smooth and then added several scoops of vanilla ice cream, blended again and voilà!