Fall activity round-up
With changing leaves, shorter days, golden sunlight, and pumpkin spice everything, we’re definitely right in the thick of fall. There are so many fun ways to celebrate the season, whether at home, right here in downtown Kitchener or at some of our region’s parks, not to mention Oktoberfest. Here are a few highlights of how we love spending our free time in the autumn.
Who doesn't love being outside this time of year to soak up the fall sunshine and take in the beautiful colours? We’re so lucky to have Victoria Park just a short walk away from downtown Kitchener. But, if you have a bit of extra time and want a change of scenery, why not head to Huron Natural Area or Snyder’s Flats. There's still going to be some nice weather before winter sets in, so if you're out to enjoy it, be sure to pack a picnic! Stop by the shop for some fresh veggies and hummus, apples, pears, and other snacks like Nutah bars or energy bites from The Pulp. We've also got Wellesley Apple Cider and our own mulled cider kits. Hot mulled cider in a thermos would be such a treat at a fall picnic!
Oktoberfest is a fun and unique celebration in our city each year. Planning on going to one of the events this weekend? Why not host a pre-party, or, have friends over for an Oktoberfest-inspired dinner? Pick up some handmade sausage from Forequarter Butcher Shop. Then, come see us for or some brü mustard and the ingredients for a German potato salad (potatoes, onion, parsley, vinegar, plus bacon, salt, and pepper).
Have a staycation or movie night
Now that the days are getting shorter and the evenings darker and cooler, it’s the perfect time to plan a night-in. Make it an extra-special, extra-cozy evening with a Small City candle from Gracious Candle Co., now available at Legacy Greens. And the most important part of movie night? Obviously it’s the snacks. But while it’s fun to treat yourself, we try to pick snacks that are going to leave us feeling good after, like homemade popcorn with avocado oil and Himalayan salt, roasted kale chips with extra spicy chili flakes, and a Bean to Bar chocolate from Ambrosia Pastry Co.
How are you spending your free time now that it’s fall? How does your cooking (or snacking) change with the season? Be sure to tell us next time you’re at the shop! Chatting with customers and hearing your ideas and plans is always a highlight for us!