Updated: Sep 26, 2022
Happy Fall, dear reader! It’s finally my favorite season. It’s as if Mother Nature has an alarm clock. Just like that, it’s overcast, there is a chill in the air, and temperatures in Western Pennsylvania won’t be breaking seventy degrees in the next week or so. I am slowly bringing out my fall clothes and Halloween decorations and making soup.
One of my favorite ways to celebrate fall is to host our Fall on the Farm event. This year, Fall on the Farm is scheduled for Saturday, October 22, from 9-1. We have a few new additions to this year’s vendors and food trucks lineup. I greatly look forward to seeing my favorite vendor friends and my soap family and enjoying a day here at the farm.
The food vendors who will be joining us in October are as follows;
Aunt Julia’s Donuts
Confections by Christina Elizabeth
Lone Oak Farm
Mrs. Nut Roll
Simply the Best Kettle Corn
The Bean’s Coffee and More
Aunt Julia’s Donuts is hands down my favorite donut ever. Julia’s donuts are divine, and she and her girls are just good people. I am proud to call this industrious woman my friend.
Finally, the planets have aligned, and my sweet friend Christina, who owns Confections by Christina Elizabeth, can bring her decadent creations to share. Christina is not only a decorated pastry chef; she now owns her own small business creating edible works of art. Her work is delicious and beautiful. She uses only the finest local ingredients and also sources from Europe. I can’t say enough about this young woman’s talent.
Our friends from Lone Oak will also be here to help us celebrate. Joni and Cody will be here with a wide array of dairy products, artisan cheeses, fresh baked goods, flowers, and produce. This family is the embodiment of why I support small family farms.
Our friends Sharon and Chris, aka Mrs. Nut Roll and The B Team, will be here with their sweet, moist nut rolls, poppyseed rolls, and apricot rolls. I’m unsure what their secret is, but their rolls freeze beautifully. I had one in my freezer for over a year, and when thawed, it tasted just as good, if not better, than when fresh. I know I will be stocking up for the holiday season.
Our friends from Simply the Best Kettle Corn will be joining us again. Their name says it all! Not only is their kettle corn unique and delicious, but they are a wonderful family. I love supporting small family businesses.
Also, new this year, my bean is branching out and fulfilling her barista dream. Jordan will sell coffee, tea, hot cocoa, water, and Daugherty’s apple cider. I love this kid’s vision and enthusiasm. She insists on purchasing everything herself, including two commercial coffee pots, coffee from The Dark Side, sugar-free syrups, cookie straws, and the cutest fall cups I have ever seen. She also has plans for hot chocolate bombs; I’m not sure what else she has up her sleeve. Her enthusiasm is catching.
Our vendor friends who will be displaying their wares are as follows:
Ageless Iron will have its unique metal creations for sale. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind personalized gift or something to make your home stand out, The Birge’s can help you.
Appalachian Yarn Works will be here with adorable, affordable handmade seasonal creations. Michelle’s talent shines with her charming designs.
My new friends Morgan and Andrew from Buds to Blooms Farm will join us with their homegrown CBD products. I have tried various CBD products over the years, but Buds to Blooms is the only one I have found that helps. I told Morgan her products are magic! I have been taking the Delta 8 gummies in conjunction with the CBD oil, and I can honestly say I haven’t felt this good consistently for years. If you suffer from pain, anxiety, or inflammation, you NEED to have a conversation with Morgan and Andrew. The bonus, their products are locally grown right here in Indiana County.
Canine Confections will be here with healthy, decadent treats for your four-footed friends. Trisha’s treats are the only treats I give to my fur kids.
Color to Dye For will be here with their beautiful, one-of-a-kind creations. Jennifer and Jan outdid themselves this spring with their leather bracelets. I can’t wait to see what they have created for fall.
Another new addition this fall is Faith+Farm. Emily will be here with her beautifully scented candles, bath teas, holistic remedies, and kits.
My dear friend, Franny Stadmiller, will be here with her adorable gourd creations. Franny’s unique perspective gives creative life to the ordinary.
Grizzled Teddy Company will join us with their handmade, healthful beard oils and products. Felicia and Donovan are a delightful couple who put their passion into their products.
JAW Wood Burning will be here to share everything from Christmas ornaments to personalized charcuterie boards. Again, these make lovely and unique gifts.
Little Beans Customs, owned by my smart, talented, and beautiful cousin, Megan, will also be joining us this fall. Megan creates T-shirts, sweatshirts, tumblers, mugs, and so much more. If you think of it, she can bring your vision to life.
Lydic Enterprises will be here with their beautiful pumpkins. Again, this family is just the best. Who doesn’t love supporting local, small family farms when they are as sweet and hardworking as this family?
Pamela Jean Warner Creations will be here with scarves, shawls, wraps, blankets, accessories, and necklaces. My friend Pam is so much fun! Her creativity, good fashion sense, and the highest quality materials make her creations heirlooms.
PrAIRy Girl, owned by my dear friend Carlene, will be here with her fiber arts. From roving to handspun yarn to socks and dryer balls, Carlene has luxurious wares from her well-loved alpacas and sheep. She is one of the most knowledgeable ladies I have met. Add knowledge to talent, and you have a successful mix.
Also new to our lineup is my talented friend/artist Sue with Sue’s Recreations. Sue’s artwork and mixed media creations are gorgeous; one-of-a-kind works of art. I am honored she is joining us.
We had such a wonderful day in the spring; I hope you are excited to join us again for the fall.
It’s a day to celebrate the season’s beauty, support small local family-owned businesses and enjoy delicious food. I love sharing my home with you. I hope you love it as much as I do. Until then, we will see you at The Ligonier Country Market for two more Saturdays. Stay safe, be smart, enjoy the season, mark your calendar, and keep washing your hands.