Fall is here and it’s time to celebrate! The fall season brings with it so much fun, romance and nostalgia. There’s no reason not to take advantage of the funs things that can be done this season. The Traina family shares a few ideas:
Get Outdoors — Beautiful fall weather is defined by crisp mornings and cool evenings, ideal for taking a walk, hike or bike ride. Don’t forget to pack some water and a filling snack, such as Traina® Home Grown fruitons®, when hitting a long trail!
Decorate — It’s practically October, which means it’s not too early to adorn the porch and home with gourds, pumpkins and all things fall! With holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, break out the autumn colors and let the season begin!
Watch, or Coordinate, a Football Game — Gathering family and friends to take in a pro game from the comfort of the couch with some cold drinks and great food is definitively fall. Instead of greasy wings and potato chips, elevate the game day menu with a charcuterie and cheese board featuring nuts, seeds, jams and dried fruit, or a dip such as Traina’s recipe for Baked Ricotta with Sun Dried Tomatoes. For another yummy and fun snack, try Traina’s recipe for Easy Crunchy Corn-Nut Snack Mix — sure to be a game day favorite!
Bake — Along with apple picking and jumping into a huge pile of fallen leaves, is there anything more quintessentially autumn than baking? Whether it’s cookies or muffins, a pie or tart, the Traina family encourages bakers to use this as an opportunity to add more fruit into diners’ diets by revving recipes up with all-natural dried fruit! For some fall baking recipe inspiration, click here.
View Fall Leaves — Taking a stroll or a Sunday drive to view the changing colors of the leaves is another great fall event that could serve as a fun family outing or a romantic date night, complete with a picnic under the shade of a tree with stunning fall foliage as the backdrop.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch or a Corn Maze — October doesn’t have to be a “Spooktacular” month. For those that prefer to avoid haunted houses, fall fun can be had at a pumpkin patch or a corn maze. Many farms host fun autumn festivals this time of year that are designed for the whole family to enjoy.
The Traina family sends its best wishes for a fun and happy fall! For more recipes and ideas for using Traina Home Grown dried fruit products in all kinds of recipes, click here.