Vintage Cooperatives

The Best of Fall

Shona Schmall - Monday, September 18, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, some would argue that December is, but we here at Vintage Cooperatives are pretty smitten with this particular season. Writer Victoria Erickson may have said it best when she stated, “If a year was tucked inside a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.” Now that temperatures are beginning to cool, it’s got us dreaming about our favorite Fall things! Any of these picks resonate with you?


Football. Whether it’s NFL, the old alma mater, or a grandson’s high school team, our weekends are often scheduled around the big games. It’s one of our favorite ways to spend time with friends & family while also sparking a little healthy rivalry with the guy next door.

Pumpkin Spice. It’s in the air, it’s in our hot drinks, it’s basically EVERYWHERE. While Starbucks may get the credit for bringing this blend to the cultural forefront (along with the popular #PSL tag), it has also trickled into some very unexpected items. In addition to lattes, candles, and air freshener, you can also buy pumpkin spice chewing gum, Oreo cookies, and Pringles chips!

Orchards and Patches. How does one pick between strolling through an aisle of apple trees vs a hayrack ride through a pumpkin field? Luckily, you don’t have to choose one over the other at many of our local farms. Center Grove, The Iowa Orchard, Uncle Bill’s Farm and Geisler Farms are all a short jaunt from any of our facilities.

Leaves. The kaleidoscope of rich, warm colors. The smell that wafts from a glorious blaze.The sound they make while crunching underfoot. The way the sun shining through looks like the trees are being set aflame. Other than raking perhaps, what’s not to love??

Festivals. Autumn is the optimal time for celebrating outdoors with its favorable temps and a backdrop of splashy leaves. From homecoming to neighborhood parades to farmers markets, there’s so many wonderful opportunities to gather with our community throughout the season.

There’s one event in particular that we’re especially looking forward to this year--our Vintage Cooperatives FALL FEST! You are invited to a celebration and Tour of Homes at our locations in Ankeny, Beaverdale, and Indianola. Join us on Tuesday, September 19th from 2 P.M. to 6 P.M. for refreshments and the chance to mingle with current Cooperative members to find out a little about the lifestyle. We’ll even be giving out a few prizes!

We hope to see you and a friend at FALL FEST!



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