Wright Park | Photo by Jett Brooks via flickr

Make sure to check the status of your favorite South Sound pumpkin patches so you can plan accordingly. Here are some fall activities we are looking forward to:

Lattin’s Country Cider Mill and Farm,

Olympia: Fresh apple fritters, apple ciders galore, and a farm full of cute animals. lattinscider.com

Fall Festival at Middleton Six Sons Farms,

Sept. 26–Nov. 1,Pasco: At press time, this Eastern Washington farm was expected to host a fall festival, corn maze, and pumpkin patch. middletonsfallfestival.com


Tacoma: One of the prettiest places to stroll and enjoy the leaves changing colors during fall.

Roast Those Pumpkin Seeds

When you carve your pumpkin, don’t toss the seeds; roast them. There are several recipes online. An easy way to a healthy snack is to clean the seeds, toss them with some melted butter or olive oil, spread on a cookie sheet in a single layer, and roast for about 45 minutes at 300 degrees. TIP: Salt or use a season of choice before roasting, so the flavors stick.