Fall foliage 

Nothing says autumn quite like the fall foliage. The reds, yellows, and oranges make for the most picturesque time of year. If you’re lucky enough to live in areas that the warm colors make their appearance, now’s the time! Check out the map below to know when is the best time to view the annual spectacle of fall color. 

Fall foliage map

How about them apples?

There’s no time like mid-October to go apple picking. While each orchard may vary, it’s common for the golden delicious, red delicious, snow sweet, and crimson crisp apples to be in season in the middle of October. Whether you can safely attend your nearest apple orchard or you make a trip to the store, apples make for a great ingredient in any fall dish. 

Recipes 

 

You have an abundance of apples - now what? Here at Forage we love to bake! A great way we love to connect with our loved ones during this time of social distancing is a virtual baking day. Call up your friends, choose a recipe, and gather your ingredients. Test out this apple pie recipe and send us a photo of the final result! There’s no such thing as too many baked goods and apple cider doughnuts are no exception. Don’t let the idea of making doughnuts from scratch sound daunting, this New York Times recipe only takes 35 minutes and there’s no frying involved. That first bite into the doughy goodness and cinnamon sugar flavor will make you wish fall was year-round. One more recipe to add to the list! Sweet Laurel Bakery shared their Autumn Apple Butter recipe and it sounds like your apple cider doughnut’s perfect match. 

Trick or treat

Halloween is right around the corner. Similar to the other classic fall activities, this October 31, will most likely look a little different. If you have little ones in your life, create a Halloween candy care package to drop off for them so they don’t miss out on trick or treating. Fill a basket with their favorite candies and attach a note to let them know you’re thinking of them. This will not only keep kids in the holiday spirit, but also encourages social distancing. 

DIYs

Image source: Beijos

In addition to putting together the kids’ care packages, put together your own floral arrangement or a festive wreath. For your centerpiece inspiration, check out these 32 different ways to combine your favorite flowers. Make your doorway look even more welcoming by incorporating these fall wreath ideas.  Being your own florist is all about trial and error, but this hands-on activity is rewarding in the end and will make for the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece or an inviting entryway.

Thanksgiving at a distance 

Forage Paper Co 'Thinking Thankful Thoughts of You' card

Speaking of Thanksgiving, many of us may likely be separated from our loved ones for yet another holiday, but don’t let that be a reason to not stay connected! Express your gratitude and what you're thankful for this year via snail mail. 

Thinking of trying out a recipe or creating your own arrangement of flowers? We’d love to see what you create. Use the hashtag #ForYouForage to show us!

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