Of course, if you haven't made it out to a farm yet, it's not too late! It's prime apple-picking time in much of the country, including the East and Midwest. There are plenty of pumpkin patches still open (maybe it's time to make your Thanksgiving pumpkin puree?) and most farmstands will be open until Thanksgiving.
So take one of these crisp, clear weekends and head out to a farm in the country. There are great deals to be had at local farmstands (we just stocked up on butternut squash!) and it's always good to stash a few pounds of truly fresh apples away for the winter.
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Related: Eat Cheap: Farmstands in the Country
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