Now that it is fall time, that means it is pumpkin patch season! This is one of my favorite fall activities to do. Something about actually seeing where your pumpkin was grown is so refreshing and somewhat nostalgic because it reminds me of how things used to be in the world. When you would get your produce at the local market instead of a huge chain store...
My mom and I took a trip over to a little local pumpkin patch called, Little Jaker's. If you are in the Salt Lake area, I would highly suggest it! They had a few animals you could pet and they also had a fun hay ride! On top of all of this, they had a ton of fresh produce grown right here in town. I would like to bring up how important it is to buy your produce locally. While we were there we also got some red bell peppers, onions and squash! It is important to buy locally because the money will go back into your community. Buying from chain businesses only helps them, not your community. Local produce is also more tasty and fresh because it is grown close to where it is being sold. This means it doesn't have to travel across the country to be sold. Buying local means less risk of food contamination, utilizes less plastic and resources and best of all, uses less fossil fuels!
If you want a fun fall activity while also helping out your community, visit your local farmer's market or pumpkin patch this season! You will notice a difference in the freshness of your food and you will feel good knowing that you are putting your money towards local businesses.
Happy Fall! Thanks for reading :)