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Farm Fresh Apple Recipes

apple in a tree

Picking fresh, local apples is a great autumn activity

For me, it just wouldn’t be autumn in Virginia without a trip to the orchard to pick apples. I love the taste of a crunchy apple plucked right from the tree. I adore the sounds of kids running through the orchard, squealing with delight as they find another one. And, of course, I love all the wonderful things I can make with those apples.


Family Day at the Pumpkin Patch

girl picking a pumpkin

A trip to the pumpkin patch is a great family activity.

Fall is in air and Halloween is almost here. What better time to spend quality time outdoors with the family? Picking pumpkins at local farms is an autumn tradition for many of my friends, and the homemade pumpkin pies that come from local pumpkins are to die for! I found two national directories of local pumpkin patches that offer hay rides, activities for kids, and…of course…pumpkin picking. Check out The Pumpkin Directory and Pumpkin Patches and More.

Why not get your pumpkins for your holiday pumpkin pies and other treats at the local pumpkin patch this year? You’ll not only have a great time with the family, you’ll be supporting local farms by buying local produce!

Stay tuned for some yummy pumpkin-based recipes coming soon!


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