Fair-Trade Beans Are the Focus at La Coop Coffee
In times like these, you need a short list of the places with delicious food and drinks that also offers plenty of outdoor seating. La Coop Coffee is one such place, and offers friendly service and the products you can feel good about supporting right now. La Coop Coffee sets themselves apart by being a family-owned business that directly sources their coffee products from the owner’s hometown in Guatemala. This ensures a fair price for the farmer, and the highest quality coffee for you! Choose from all your favorite blended drinks in hot or cold iterations, along with menu standouts like the dirty horchata with plenty of cinnamon and spice. There are a few things to nibble on as well, like pastries, quiche, and empanadas, as well as bagged coffee from the same cooperative for you to brew at home.
La Coop Coffee has a comfortable homey feel inside, with a nice side porch area if you prefer to stay outside. Support this great local business with your patronage today!Read More
The Best Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin, No Carving Knife Necessary
It’s the season of fall festivals and pumpkin-picking! That also means you might be gearing up to carve your annual jack-o’-lantern. But these creative DIY ideas might convince you to put down the carving knife and do something different this year.
Crayon Drip Pumpkins [Good Housekeeping]
This customizable craft gives you tons of artistic license over your pumpkin. You can leave the pumpkin in its natural orange state or paint it white, black, or really any color. Just make sure the color of the pumpkin canvas goes well with whatever crayons you have on hand! After the paint dries, unwrap the crayons (leftover stubs work, too) and situate one near the stem of the pumpkin. Use a hairdryer to melt it and send the wax drips artfully cascading down the pumpkin. Repeat with as many crayons/colors as you want!
Yarn-Wrapped Pumpkins [Two Shades of Pink]
Here’s a fun way to put extra yarn or twine to good use: wrap your pumpkins in it. This tutorial showcases a few different ways that you can swathe pumpkins or gourds in any shade of yard. Simply loop the yarn around the pumpkin horizontally, continuing to stack up layers until you reach the stem, or twist the yarn vertically and weave it back and forth from bottom to top. Then wrap the stems in some string of a different color as the final flourish.
Gingham Painted Pumpkins [Kelly in the City]
If you love the sweet, classic look of gingham, this might be the DIY for you. In true farmhouse-chic fashion, the tutorial creates checkered pumpkins that are much more stylish than a jack-o’-lantern. Start by painting the entire pumpkin white. Once the white base dries, add vertical stripes in the hue of your choice. Choose a darker shade of the same color to create vertical stripes and achieve that cute gingham effect.
Add a Visit to Heyser Farms to Your Autumn Bucket List
When fall comes around, it’s easy to overpack your schedule between school events, social functions, and autumnal activities like scouring pumpkin patches, browsing craft stands, and visiting orchards. But, when you’re pressed for time with so many responsibilities, it’s just as easy to let the fun to-dos fall to the wayside. Thanks to Heyser Farms, though, you can cut down your autumn bucket list without sacrificing the seasonal fun you’re dreaming of—they’ll be your one-stop-shop for all things autumnal.
As the air becomes as crisp as the leaves falling to the ground, apple season is in full swing. Heyser Farms takes full advantage of this delicious time of year, offering apple cider, cider tours, apple pies, apple sauce, and apples themselves. But that’s not all—Heyser Farms also hosts a pumpkin patch and the Annual Apple Cider Fall Festival, complete with farm demonstrations, wagon rides, artists, and other entertainment.
With so much available in one location, it’s easy to spend time on all your fall favorites without getting overwhelmed. All that newfound space in your schedule will certainly come in handy, too: once you’ve tasted their apple cider, you’re sure to want to stop by to restock!Read More