Sep 21 – Oct 30, 2021 Early Autumn

Fall is the harvest season, a time to take stock of goals and how much progress you were able to make. Celebrate the successes and mull over how to make more progress next time. Consider what’s not working and clear it away.

Mabon

Mabon is the Autumn Equinox, when day and night are in balance. Traditionally, Mabon was a celebration of the second harvest. It is a moment to give thanks for abundance. Symbols: corn, beans, squash, apples, pumpkins, cider, rosemary, sage; cornucopia, pinecones, seeds, sunflowers, thistle, marigolds, owl, stag.

  • Journal about the year’s blessings
  • Go apple picking
  • Clean the house
  • Host a potluck dinner

Activities

  • Bake an apple pie
  • Cook soup and roast vegetables
  • Drink hot apple cider
  • Go apple picking
  • Go to a haunted house
  • Hike to see fall foliage or mushrooms
  • Host a board game or card night
  • Put together a jigsaw puzzle
  • Read a scary book
  • Roast chestnuts
  • Roast pumpkin seeds
  • Shop at the farmer's market
  • Start knitting projects for the year
  • Visit a pumpkin patch
  • Visit the Locks and Discovery Park
  • Watch scary movies

Events

Produce

  • Apples
  • Artichokes
  • Arugula
  • Basil
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupes
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Chilis
  • Collard greens
  • Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Grapes
  • Green beans
  • Green onions
  • Kale
  • Kiwi
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mint
  • Onions
  • Parsley
  • Parsnips
  • Persimmons
  • Plums
  • Quinces
  • Radishes
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Shallots
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Squash (summer)
  • Squash (winter)
  • Sunchokes
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Zucchini