Decorate for fall by making a large still life; get fresh produce, too

fall decorations at Goodman's
Photo courtesy Goodman’s Farm Market

Your perennials may be waning, but there are many ways you can have color and interest in your yard during autumn.

One idea is to make a large still life. Start with some hay bales from Goodman’s Farm Market, 2227 Cayuga Drive Extension, Niagara Falls.

Add other colorful items from Goodman’s that evoke the season, such as pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn. Arrange the items loosely on top of the bales or beside the bales, or group the items in baskets. You could add some cute scarecrows and ghosts, too.

Another way to add color to your garden is with winter hardy mums, which Goodman’s carries. You can use them in your still life, too.

Get more ideas for fall still lifes here. These images include bushels of apples in an outdoor display, which would be lovely for an outdoor party. Bowls of fresh fruit are always beautiful inside on the table, and having fruit washed and readily available makes us more likely to eat it rather than reach for a less nutritious snack.

Goodman’s carries homegrown fruits and vegetables, mostly from Niagara County. The first batch of fresh pressed apple cider from Cherry Bank Farm is now available, as well as freshly picked apples.

Other local produce includes peaches, prunes, Niagara grapes, Concord grapes, Bartlett pears, green beans, yellow beans, flat Italian beans, white potatoes, red potatoes, bee size (salt) potatoes, beets, cucumbers, sweet peppers, hot peppers, acorn squash, butternut squash, zucchini, green Swiss chard, kale, red cabbage, green cabbage and even locally grown watermelon.

Other local items include tart cherry juice from Singer Farm Naturals, Platter’s chocolates, Byler’s Relish House line of condiments, Country Kettle jams and jellies (including sugar free and seedless), beeswax and honey, including raw, comb, clover, basswood and wildflower honey.

Goodman’s hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Stop in often to see what’s new.

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