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End of Summer; Bounty of Fall

Oct 6, 2015 by lionassociates
ApplesWe've officially hit the end of summer and the back-to-school season. The weather is beginning to shift, evenings are getting a little cooler and the morning dew tends to last a little longer on the leaves than it did a few short weeks ago. But don't let the trappings of fall keep you indoors. There are still plenty of reasons to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.

 

We love this season because of all of the great farm and orchard-related activities that are open to the public. Heading to a u-pick apple orchard is probably one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a Saturday afternoon. Bring along a big plastic tub or wicker basket to hold all of those beautiful apples! Pumpkin_Patch_2

 

Another favorite activity is visiting the pumpkin patch. Most pumpkin patches have a lot of activities for families with kids, including hay rides, festivals, bouncy castles and mazes. There's nothing like kicking up a big pile of leaves - well, except maybe jumping into a big pile of leaves.

 

For our Chefs, the best part of visiting a farm or orchard is being able to get the product into the kitchen and begin creating. You don't have to do much to freshly picked apples to make them delicious. They're perfect from sweet - pies and tarts - to savory - paired with pork tenderloin is a perfect dish. You'll begin to see all of the fall bounty appearing on our menus over the course of the next couple of weeks and we'll even bring you a few of our favorite recipes right here.

 

Happy Fall!

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