“F” is for “foodie,” a person with a particular interest in food. Someone who’s always up for trying new places and has a refined but adventurous palate. “F” is for “fall fun,” too.

And this month at Parker Lifestyle, we’re exploring what is happening right here at home with food, fun and adventure. Get behind the scenes with Parker Garage’s chef Duy Pham and his cutting-edge obsession as he crafts hand-forged knives and handles.

Take a sneak peek at what is coming early next summer at West End on Mainstreet—keeping it local on all levels with a boutique hotel and restaurants that will elevate Parker’s food and beverage choices.

Pile the kids in the car and venture up the road to Ya Ya Farm and Orchard, where an array of tasty apple treats can be purchased—apple cider doughnuts, anyone? October is all about pumpkins, too, and here you can pick yours right off the vine.

Barker Days might have marked the official end of summer, but the autumnal days of October bring us chili cooking on the stove, seasonal fruits, veggies and pumpkin spice, well, pretty much everything, as we celebrate football season, some warm-weather relief and shorter days moving toward the end of the year. Visit the Parker Farmers Market and enjoy fall’s bounty.

Happy October, Parker.

We’ll see you around!

Jeni and Joan