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Although the summer season is over, that doesn’t mean we can’t keep the outdoor fun going! As the Rhode Island weather starts to cool off and summer days slip away, pull out your favorite flannel and head to the nearest farm or orchard. This is a great weekend activity to do with your family or friends. Here are just a few of the best local spots!

Barden Family Orchard

Hill Orchards

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Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am – 5 pm Sat-Sun Daily. 9 am – 4 pm

Hours: Sat. and Sun. in September and October, 10 am – 5 pm

Hours: Daily 9 am – 5 pm

Location: 56 Elmdale Rd., North Scituate 401-934-1413

Location: 86 Winsor Ave., Johnston, 401-949-2940

Dame Farm and Orchard

Knight Farm

Steere Orchard

Hours: Mon.–Fri. 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Sat., Sun. & Mon. holidays: 9:30 am – 5 pm

Hours: Daily. 9 am – 5 pm

Hours: Daily 9 am – 5 pm

Location: 1 Snake Hill Rd., North Scituate, 401-349-4408

Location: 150 Austin Ave., Greenville, 401-949-1456

Jaswell’s Farm

Sweet Berry Farm

Narrow Lane Orchard

Hours: Daily 8 am – 5 pm

Hours: Daily 8 am – 7 pm

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm

Location: 50 Swan Rd., Smithfield, 401-231-9043

Location: 915 Mitchells Lane, Middletown, 401- 847-3912

Location: 213 Narrow Lane, North Kingstown, 401-294-3584

Location: 91B Brown Ave., Johnston, 401-949-3657,

Location: 751 Pippin Orchard Rd., Cranston (401) 943-7096

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Pumpkin Picking in Rhode Island Adams Farm, Cumberland, RI Pumpkins, cornstalks, mums, and fall décor. Hayrides available and fresh apple cider. Barden Family Orchard, North Scituate, RI Pumpkins and apple picking. Farm store with apples, honey, and freshly pressed apple cider. Confreda Greenhouses and Farms, Hope, RI Free weekend hayrides, pumpkin picking and crafts. Dame Farm and Orchards, Johnston, RI Family owned farm with pick-your-own pumpkins, corn, and maze.

Festival Farm, Hope Valley, RI Pumpkins, hayrides, corn, gourds, and mums. Frerich’s Farm, Warren, RI Pumpkin patch, mums, and fall décor. PumpkinPalooza including the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Great Pumpkin Drop, music, food, crafts, and other events and activities throughout the month. Highland Farm, Wakefield, RI Pumpkin patch, hayrides, and gift shop. Jaswell’s Farm, Smithfield, RI Apple picking, pumpkin picking, farm tours and more. Fresh fruits pies, pastries and other desserts are available alongside their fresh apple cider donuts and gourmet muffins.

Salisbury Farm, Johnston, RI Known for their corn maze with more than a mile of paths in about five acres of corn. Pick your own pumpkins and fall décor available. Spring Hill Sugar House, Richmond, RI Pick your own pumpkins, freshly pressed apple cider, maple syrup, and corn maze. Sweet Berry Farm, Middletown, RI Pick your own pumpkins and apples. Farm store available with local products and fall décor.

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by Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro Ali Tedeschi is a professional organizer who specializes in helping people achieve peace of mind in the spaces they live in. She works projects as narrow as organizing a closet or drawers, to a room, to an entire house. In April 2019, after spending 24 years as a graphic designer in different settings; newspaper, freelance, and for a major RI corporation, Ali decided to pursue her lifetime passion—organizing. Her experience dates back to childhoodorganizing and rearranging her room! She really enjoys helping her clients, seeing how much happier they are with an organized home, as well as the freedom, flexibility, and family time with her husband, two sons, two dogs and two cats which come from owning her own business. One of her favorite projects was recently helping a family move into their new home. She supported the entire move-in project from purchasing organizers, bins, etc. to sorting items and putting them away based on how the family plans to function in the home. Ali does not just come in and organize for you, she teams with her clients, creating a custom system for their particular lifestyle. She then shows them how they can continue to maintain the organization after she leaves. Ali, a lifelong Rhode Island resident, currently resides in Greenville. She prefers to work with her Rhode Island clients in person, but is also pleased to work remotely when that is best for her clients. Ali also prepares plans and instructions for people who prefer to do-it-themselves. Ali offers group workshops on focus areas such as organizing drawers or closets. People would typically participate in the

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online workshops once a week for 3 weeks, doing organizing in between and reporting back to the group with progress including photos, questions, etc.

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Get in the habit of purging on a regular basis either once per year, twice per year or seasonally. Be realistic about your space and what you can own. Everything you own should have a home. Don’t put things down on the counter, the tabletop, the stairs or the floor. Put them away. If you know what you have you will save time finding things and save money not buying the same item multiple times. Don’t feel guilty about passing items on to others through resale or donations. Discard items which are damaged or no longer usable. If entering a room, closet or other space causes anxiety hire a professional to help you to organize it. Partnering with someone greatly increases your follow-thru and success rate.

Shop Local Rhody readers are encouraged to refer to Ali’s website ( and FaceBook page (H.O.M.E.byAliT). She welcomes calls (401.864.2673) and emails ( for questions about organizing and/or to schedule an initial consultation. I would like to thank Industrial Consultant Dr. Margarita Posada Cossuto for helpful comments.

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Nothing is more iconic for the Fall Season than a Rhode Island Hay Ride - these fun filled rides through farmland often stir up nostalgia, and memories of Halloweens past. Countless local farms will be offering fun filled day time hayrides this October 2020 that the whole family can enjoy - don’t miss out on this beloved Fall Tradition this Halloween Season! While day time hay rides might be fun for the younger crowd, if you’re looking for big scares this Halloween, you’ll want to check out one of Rhode Island’s Haunted Nighttime Hay Rides! Haunted Hay Rides aren’t for the faint of heart - on your journey you’re likely to find out what goes bump in the night, and you’ll never know just who, or WHAT will lurk around the next corner! If you’re feeling brave this Halloween Season, check out one of Rhode Island’s Haunted Hay Rides, but be prepared to get scared! Rhode Island Haunted Houses are one of the most classic attractions celebrating Halloween in 2020 during the Fall, and the Season simply wouldn’t be the same without indulging in this spooky seasonal stable. If you’re ready for some heart pounding frights, and you’ve got a passion for horror, then it’s time to head out to a local Rhode Island Haunted Houses,

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and get your fill of thrills and chills. Just remember, Haunted Houses are not for the faint of heart - you never know who, or what might pop out, and these attractions are meant to be enjoyed by those who love a night of fright. Check out our list below of our top 5 haunted attrations for this Halloween season. While many locations have closed or opted out of Halloween attractions for 2020, due to COVID-19, these locations are still ready to scare you, while keeping safety precuations in place. So get ready to be scared, while staying safe and healthy during this time.

Scary Acres

2150 Scituate Avenue, Cranston, RI Two attractions with one goal . . . to terrify you at every turn! First you’ll travel by rickety wagon into the eerily dark and mysterious woods where zombies and bloodthirsty werewolves have been prowling for months. They’ve left a trail of horror behind them, craving human flesh. They wait, hiding in the dark shadows of the corn maze and they’re waiting for you! Evil lurks in the darkness as you desperately try to find your way out of the maze. All you have





is light from the moon and your flashlight to guide you. You may enter Quarantine, but you won’t be safe from the evil creatures for long. Next is the Fun House of Fears, twisted terror like you’ve never seen! There’s nowhere to hide… nowhere to turn! If you weren’t afraid of the dark before, you will be now!

Seven Cedars Farm Haunted Hayride

10 John Mowry Road, Smithfield, RI It’s the third year for our haunted hayride and there have been multiple changes and additions! Every year there will be new sites (along with several fan favorites returning). The ride winds through 21 acres of wooded trails with twists and turns; you’ll never know what’s awaiting you around the bend.There are concessions available, a heated waiting area and there will be a movie playing while you wait.

Haunted Labyrinth

804 Dyer Ave, Cranston, RI Haunted Labyrinth is celebrating 35 years of being the longest running haunted house in New England. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of our youth. Our haunted house is run entirely by adult and youth volunteers. It started many years ago with the goal of encouraging leadership and ministry while providing a scary and fun attraction to the public. The Haunted Labyrinth is open rain or shine! We provide free indoor waiting to our customers incase of inclement weather!

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular (Drive-Through)

Roger Williams Park Zoo Citizens Bank presents a drive-through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo Thursday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Celebrate “Special Places” while staying safe inside your car enjoying thousands of intricately carved pumpkins, as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Halloween season. Trail will be open nightly 6:30–11 p.m. Gates will close at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are online sales ONLY and sold for each half hour.

13th World

4097 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI 13TH World returns in 2020 Bigger and Better Than Ever Before! Located in Cumberland, RI. with easy access of Highways and ample parking. 13TH World features a new haunt each season for the past 18 years. This year we will bring to life all your favorite characters from the movies and some never before seen For more great Halloween happenings and events, feel free to check out out website today.... BUY | LOCAL, volume one SHOP issue LOCAL one

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Festive Fall Drinks Happy Fall, Ya’ll! There is nothing quite like crisp, autumn air. It’s time to put on your flannels and boots and enjoy the best flavors the season has to offer. These festive drinks have some great, unique flavors that will keep you in the fall spirit. Whether you’re hosting a small get-together or just need a tasty pick-me-up after a long day, these drinks will give you an instant fall rush!

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate

Apple Cider Mojito



1 1/2 cups whole milk

4 oz apple cider

1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree

3 oz cinnamon simple syrup (ingredients & recipe included)

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

3 oz Applejack (Liard’s)

Pinch of ground cloves

4 oz white rum

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Diced apples (skin on)

Pinch sea salt

Mint leaves

2 ounces of white chocolate (roughly chopped)

Cinnamon sticks

Whipped cream

Cinnamon Simple Syrup Ingredients


1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, pumpkin and spices. Cook stirring constantly until just simmering 2. Remove from heat and add chocolate (reserving some for garnish) and stir or whisk until melted. 3. Pour into mugs. Top each mug with a generous amount of whipped cream, a few shavings of white chocolate and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon. 4. Serve immediately

1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon of water Cinnamon stick broken in half

Simple Syrup Instructions:

1. Place 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water and half of a cinnamon stick in a small pot. 2. Bring the ingredients to a boil and then turn off the heat and allow the mixture to sit and cool to room temperature. 3. Pour into a mason jar and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Mojito Instructions: Tip: You can make a larger batch (8-10 servings) in a slow cooker: Add 6 cups of milk, 2 cups canned pumpkin puree, 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract to a slow cooker. Use a whisk to combine as fully as possible. Add 8 ounces of finely chopped white chocolate (or white chocolate chips). Set the slow cooker on low for 2 hours or until the chocolate is fully melted and the mixture comes to a good temperature

1. Combine cider, cinnamon simple syrup, Applejack and rum in a cocktail shaker or glass measuring cup; shake or stir well. 2. In 2 serving glasses, muddle mint to desire. Fill both glasses with ice. 3. Add small handful of diced apples and your cider mixture evenly into the 2 glasses. 4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and extra mint leaves. BUY LOCAL, SHOP LOCAL


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An Inspiring Story of Compassion & Service Runtime: 1 hr, 7 min. | Rating: R (Language) Written & Directed by Martin Papazian Produced by Robert A. Papazian & James G. Hirsch Cast: Martin Papazian, Tristan Lake Leabu, Audrey Marie Anderson, AJ Cook, Azura Skye, Tom Irwin, Taylor Kinney, Lombardo Boyer, Ronnie Gene Blevins, with Laura San Giacomo and Charles S. Dutton.

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Autumn Recipes Embrace pumpkin season with these new recipes to try with your family. Use your locally picked pumpkins to make these fun and tasty dishes!


Smoky Pumpkin Hummus Total Time: 5 minutes | Yields: 12 servings

Ingredients: - 1 15-ounce can chickpeas drained and rinsed - 15 oz pumpkin puree - ¼ cup tahini - 2 garlic cloves

Cooking Instructions:

- 1 tablespoon agave (optional) - ½ teaspoon Chipotle Chile Pepper - ¼ teaspoon cinnamon - 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds (optional)

1. Place all the ingredients (except the pumpkin seeds) into a food processor and blend until smooth. If your hummus is a little thick, thin it out with a little more agave or add a little olive oil or lemon juice. 2. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with a sprinkle of smoked chipotle powder and pumpkin seeds. Serve with pretzels, popcorn, veggies, pita, etc.

Main Entree

Pumpkin Alfredo Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Yields: 4


Cooking Instructions:

- 12 oz. fettuccine

1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook fettuccine according to package directions until al dente. Drain.

- 2 tbsp. butter - 2 garlic cloves, minced - ¾ c. pumpkin puree - ½ c. whole milk - ½ c. finely grated Parmesan, plus more for serving - ½ tsp. chopped rosemary - ¼ tsp. grated nutmeg - 2 tbsp. chopped parsley

2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in rosemary and pumpkin. Pour in milk and stir until evenly combined, then stir in Parmesan and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until you reach your desired consistency. 3. Turn off heat and toss pasta in the sauce. Garnish with parsley and more Parmesan, if desired.


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Ingredients: - 15 oz pumpkin puree - 12 oz evaporated milk, 1 can - ¾ cup sugar - 1 teaspoon cinnamon, extra for taste - ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

- ½ teaspoon ground ginger - ½ teaspoon salt - 2 eggs - 2 pie crusts, refrigerated - whipped cream - ice cream

Cooking Instructions: 1. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients thoroughly.


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Far from two triangles eyes cut out with a kitchen knife, my unique pumpkins turn heads on spectators of all ages. Article by Cassandra Remillard

What do you get when you combine a passion for Halloween and sculpture? 3D pumpkin carvings! Since childhood, I have loved all things Halloween: the costumes, the movies, and especially carving the annual Jack-O-Lantern. While studying sculpture at UMass Dartmouth in 2014 I decided to take my figure modeling experience to a new medium, using my great grandfather’s wood carving gouges, I sculpted my first 3D pumpkin. Since then I have carved over a dozen pumpkins each season. After a while, I noticed myself getting better and pulling more personality from the pumpkin each time! Over the years, I have had the opportunity to showcase my carving skills to 1000s of people! Some of my career highlights were displaying at Rhode Island’s own “Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular” at Roger Williams Park Zoo, and demoing for “Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns” in Boston and on Governor’s Island in NYC. Most weekends in October, you can find me carving at local farms across New England. Far from two triangles eyes cut out with a kitchen knife, my unique pumpkins turn heads on spectators

of all ages. People who see my pumpkins often wonder where I get the inspiration for some of the wacky faces I carve. Now the secret’s out! I always keep a mirror close by when working on a pumpkin. I’ll make a ridiculous face in the mirror and then mimic it in the carving. There truly is a piece of me that goes into each and every carve. One of my favorite parts about working with pumpkins as my medium is the short life of my creations. After I complete a crave I will document it through photos then let mother nature take over. I’ve found squirrels are huge fans of my work! Each year brings the opportunity for bigger and better carves... If you’re reading this thinking you could never make something like that, you are wrong! With a few simple tools and enough practice you too can carve 3D pumpkins! Grab your friends, book a private class for up to 10 people, and see what you’re capable of. To book a carving class, carving demonstration, or view more photos please visit....



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tourist traps sprouted up along major thoroughfares to get people out of their cars and into shops to spend money. Rt 146 was one of these roads, especially before the interstate highway (Rt 95) was completed in 1969. After hitting hard times during the 60s and 70s, Beverly and Clem Desmarais bought the Rustic Drive-In in 1986 and evolved it to a seasonal, family-oriented theater. They installed two additional screens, allowing for an increased capacity of people and a wider variety of movie selections. Their daughter Beth took over the family business, after their passing in 2001, and introduced the bargain of double features to draw in customers. After twenty-two years of reviving the drive-in experience, the Desmarais family sold the Rustic Drive-In to the Boston Culinary Group. This privately owned food service company not only provided delicious movie snacks, but also fully managed and operated all aspects of the theaters. The Rustic is the last running Drive-In in the state of Rhode Island. The theater opens between the months of late April and late October, showing three double features options! Grab your popcorn and enjoy a cinematic experience from the comfort of your car!

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