Looking for an exciting vegan autumn activity to enjoy with your loved ones?
We are here to help!
The weather this time of year is perfect for going on outdoor adventures. We hope that you’re ready to have some good ole fashioned fall fun!
Here are 4 Fun Vegan Fall Activities That Your Entire Family Will Enjoy:
1. Go apple picking! Did you know that there are over 7,500 varieties of apples in the world and 2,500 varieties are grown in the USA? Remember that apples are on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list, so try to find an organic apple orchard if possible. It is a magical experience walking through the apple orchard, tasting all the different varieties and picking your favorites. Apples are a great source of dietary fiber and antioxidants. Thank you mother nature! However, no apple picking adventure is complete without the grand finale activity: baking an apple pie. This time, instead of making a traditional apple pie, try making our delicious vegan and gluten-free French Apple Lemon Tart*. Watch the recipe video here on our Vegan News Daily YouTube Channel. *Note: Email us to request the French Apple Lemon Tart recipe at [email protected] .
2. Pick the perfect pumpkin & creatively carve a jack-o’-lantern! If apples aren’t your thing, try pumpkin picking. Exploring the pumpkin patch in search of the perfectly-shaped pumpkin is always an exhilarating activity. It can also be a great workout, depending on the size of the pumpkin that you pick. Don’t forget to get a few cute and colorful gourds to use to decorate your front door and Thanksgiving dinner table. Set aside some time on the weekend to carve your pumpkin. Why not try carving some vegan-inspired decorations–such as an image of your favorite farm animal–onto your jack-o’-lantern? Have a friendly competition within your family to see who can carve the most creative pumpkin. While you are carving your pumpkin, be sure to roast up the pumpkin seeds and enjoy this crunchy seasonal treat.
3. Visit an animal sanctuary. Taking a trip to a local animal sanctuary is a wonderful way to help your family members form connections with animals. It is also a great way to educate your loved ones about the abuse that many animals endure because of the factory farming industry. Teaching your children about how intelligent and empathic cows, chickens, pigs, sheep and goats are is a powerful life lesson that your children or grandchildren won’t ever forget. Looking for a farm to visit? We love Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, MD. We will be donating 10% of all the proceeds from our Thanksgiving cooking series in November called Pardon My Turkey to Poplar Springs. If you haven’t signed up yet, we would love to host you!
4. Make a delicious mug of hot apple cider and watch a fun family movie. Get our Amazing Spiced Apple Cider recipe here. Enjoy your hot cider with a side of popcorn with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast (or vegan butter for the kiddos) and enjoy a family movie. Okja is a powerful movie that we highly recommend. It has a plant-based message and you can watch the trailer for Okja here.