Fun Fall Treats to Bring to Work

Whether you’re looking to surprise your coworkers with a snack in the break room, the carpool, or something to add some life to your packed lunch, we have a few fall recipes that are perfect for bringing to the office this October. (Note: Always be aware of coworker allergies before offering snacks, or label with ingredients used!)

Mini Pumpkin Muffins

Customizable, snackable, and easy, mini muffins are a perfect snack on the go. Great for breakfast, lunch, or just a treat throughout the workday, it’s as easy as popping one into your mouth! Imagine breaking these out in the carpool on the way to work? Instant breakfast for everyone! We like to sneak white chocolate chips or walnuts into our mini pumpkin muffins. They’re the perfect festive October snack that your coworkers are sure to be thankful for. If you make a batch of mini muffins and found it to be a success, you can even shake it up and make different flavors next week, like banana, chocolate chip, or cinnamon streusel.

DIY Granola Bars

We’re over individually packaged store-bought granola bars this October. We’re making them ourselves! Did you know it’s as easy as mixing quick cook oats with a sweetener, a fat, and whatever add-ins you like? Homemade granola bars are a perfect energy boosting snack to slip in your lunch box, your kids’ packed lunches, or on a plate in the break room. In one batch of a simple granola bar base, you can make multiple flavor combinations so you can bring in a variety for your coworkers to choose from. Some of our favorite ingredients to add are: nut butter, mini chocolate chips, dried fruits, and sliced almonds.

Apple Chips

This one is simple, sweet, and perfectly embodies the fall season: Homemade apple chips. This treat is the perfect opportunity to practice your slicing skills and put some freshly picked apples to use without having to bake a pie. Is anything more satisfying than the flavor combination of apple and cinnamon? Making a batch of baked apple chips gives you the perfect snack to pack every day and its super sharable!  Try different types of apples to mix things up and have a perfect fall snack at the ready!

Do you have a favorite fall recipe to bring to work? Any vegan or allergy-friendly versions of the ones we’ve shared? Whether it’s made from fall ingredients or maybe Halloween themed, tweet them at us using the hashtag #TweetYourTreats!

by Isabelle Brown  | 

Fall at the Farmers' Market

Visiting farmers’ markets near us is one of our favorite ways to shop for produce and local goods in an ecofriendly way. Luckily, spending a Saturday morning at the farmers’ market is not a summer-exclusive activity. So, what’s in season in September?

In Season this Month

At the start of the season, there are some fan favorites ripe and ready on the east coast. Lettuce, arugula, corn, carrots, bell peppers, eggplant, and okra are the early fall veggies you’ll find. For our west coast friends, you can find artichokes, asparagus, cabbage, carrots, kale, and so, so much more (check out this huge database for seasonal produce in CA).

When it comes to fruit, it’s time for our east coasters to break out your favorite pie recipes. Apples, plums, and blackberries are sure to be in supply. We’re also saying goodbye to a summer delight: peaches. To our Californians, be on the lookout for apples, lemons, oranges, grapes, pears, raspberries, and strawberries. It’s looking like a bountiful fall!

Bike There!

One way we like to make the most out of visiting our local farmers’ market is to ride our bike there. Getting a basket or an insulated cooler bag to attach to your bicycle can really change the game and expand what you can bring home on your bike.

Inviting a friend or family member, or bringing along a child in your life can make it even better. Whether you have a younger sibling or a little one of your own, going for a bike ride to the farmers’ market gives them an awesome day spent outside in their community. Meeting local growers can connect children to the food they eat, and even inspire them to try some of the new, colorful foods they see. This can show kids how fun it is to shop sustainably and get them out of the car for a day out!

As a matter of fact, we know the perfect day to get on your bike and find a farmers’ market near you: Car Free Day on September 22nd! Click the link to learn more and take the pledge to go car free!

by Isabelle Brown  |