From apples to squash, there are plenty of different fruits and veggies that are ripe for the picking during the fall! Local farmer’s markets can be wonderful spots to bulk up and learn new recipes from local artisans. Apples are one of the most beloved and versatile fall ingredients, being used in everything from soup and cider to applesauce and pie. Willowbrook Apple Farm is one of the best places to go apple picking, cider pressing, and explore different berry wine offerings. A rustic atmosphere and wide range of sweet treats available for you to bring home add to the autumn charm of this venue and make it a worthwhile stop all season long.
In addition to being perfect for fall recipes, these seasonal ingredients can also make for lovely centerpieces throughout your home, particularly in the kitchen. As you pick them up to use in a dish, you can rotate them out with other selections! Farms like the ones we’ve highlighted throughout this blog post are also really great places to go hunting for some fresh foods.
We also want to let our readers know about a fabulous historic Californian venue, Los Rios Rancho, whose property was recently impacted by a devastating fire that consumed many of the farm’s structures. While the history and memories of this land cannot be replaced, a GoFundMe is currently set up to help those at Los Rios Rancho rebuild what they have lost as best they can.
The farm is also still hosting seasonal events, including at their partner across the street, Wilshire’s Apple Shed. Delicious eats, live music, mercantile gifts, and tasty cider are all on tap here. Preservation and education is a priority at these venues, and we encourage those in the area to give back to these historic local venues should they have the means.