Fall is in the Air

October 26, 2020

By Victoria Thomas
District 16


The feeling of fall is in the air! With our region's first major swing in temperatures, many people are ready to head out and enjoy their favorite fall activities. Of course, we are all adapting to life a little differently with ever-changing COVID restrictions, but do not let that put a damper on your fall spirit.

Whether it's apple picking with the family to find the perfect batch of apples for mom’s favorite apple pie, or picking out the best pumpkin for your next carved masterpiece, there are sure to be plenty of fall activities to take part in.

Many of us might find ourselves taking an afternoon trip to our local orchard to partake in their fall festivities. Many orchards also offer great fall activities such as a corn maze and sunflower fields. With all that fun, who couldn't resist a walk through the farm store for a fresh bakery sweet treat and an apple cider slush to finish off a day.

Don’t forget about the numerous farmers markets that are all around us. You can find all of your favorite locally homegrown fruits and vegetables for your favorite fall comfort food. There are many fall crops that vendors will be offering in this time of year. You can find fresh lettuce, broccoli, carrots, beets, spinach, swiss chard, turnips, cabbage, brussel sprouts, kale, and mustard well into the fall. With some of their growing seasons extending several weeks past the first frost, there are plenty of fresh produce options to choose from in the fall.

Even though 2020 has proven itself to make group activities and events a little more limited, all vendors and venues are doing their part to keep everyone safe. That being said, it may be a good idea to check with your local venue to make sure there are no capacity restrictions. Whatever your favorite fall activity might be, don't hesitate to go out and support your local agriculture industry. There is sure to be an activity for everyone with the beautiful fall weather upon us.