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Challah at Your Girl
“I think of myself as pretty in-the-know. But I had no idea that I could pick up both challah bread and apple cider doughnuts at a farm in Centreville. Thank you, Hidden Gems Farm, for making my autumn a success. I’ll even grab some pumpkins to carve while I’m at it.” –Alice Levitt, food editor/critic
The Great Pumpkin
“Fall officially starts this week, so I’m ready to put away the shorts and pull out the cozy sweaters. I may have even started decorating my yard for Halloween, too … Anyway, nothing says fall fun like a trip to the pumpkin patch. The pandemic stopped me from making my annual visit last year, but I’m ready to head out into the field of Cox Farms this weekend to find the perfect plump gourd.” –Michele Kettner, associate digital & research editor
“In the tradition of Lucy Ricardo, I’m going to stomp some grapes into wine and then reward myself with a glass of vino. I can’t believe there are so many places around here to do this!” –Kelly Kendall, editor
“The Occoquan Arts Festival draws a crowd that’s about ten times larger than the town’s population. It’s got a beer garden, local bands, and nerdy art. If you’ve never gotten out to Occoquan, this would probably be the perfect fall weekend to do it.” –James Finley, senior editor