Dana Slatkin

Ten Farmgirl Finds for Fall

Nothing beats the crisp air, gorgeous colors, and delicious flavors of fall. But a few things come close! Here are a few of my favorite things to help get you psyched for the season ahead…

Farmgirl Farovites - avocado oil, good eggs, sports bra
1. Avocado Oil
Lately, I’ve been reaching for this more than any other oil. Not only does it have the highest smoking point (over 500°F), it’s also got a rich but subtle avocado flavor. I use it for stir-frying, deep-frying, searing fish, salad dressings, baking, and just plain dipping.

2. Good Eggs
The buzz has begun on this San Francisco-based startup with a mission. Like Etsy for foodies, Good Eggs brings local produce, artisanal foods, seafood and meats right to your doorstep. It’s just over a year old, but the company is already making headway on its crusade to grow and sustain local food systems worldwide. Now its services are available in Northern and Southern California, Brooklyn, New York, and New Orleans. I had a blast placing my first order.

3. Leopard Sports Bra
You already know about my addiction to SoulCycle. Why not look stylish while you’re sweating buckets? You can almost get away with wearing this one as a cute top.


4. Matcha Green Tea
This 100% organic, richly flavored green tea comes in individual packets so you can have it hot or iced on the go. It’s naturally supercharged with vitamins and antioxidants. I sip it all day long.

5. James Perse Shutters tees
Two California-based purveyors of beach style teamed up to produce these super soft and groovy tee shirts. I wear the men’s long-sleeved one in gray from daytime to bedtime.

6. UGG Flip Flops
Slip your feet into these clouds and you’ll never want to take them off. I love giving them as gifts. Happy feet = happy you!

7. Hogdson Mills Buckwheat Pancake Mix
Pancakes and waffles are how I get my kids out the door every morning. Make them ahead and freeze them in Ziploc bags, then just pop them in the toaster oven for a few minutes for a healthful, hot breakfast to go. Hogdson Mills is the cleanest brand I’ve found – there’s no dairy, sugar, or soy. There’s even a gluten-free variety. I hide all sorts of powerfoods in the batter: flaxseed oil, hemp protein powder, almond milk, fresh berries, coconut oil, chia seeds, powdered greens…ssshhh!

8. Waffle Maker
You’ll need one of these to pull off #7…and this one couldn’t be easier to use and clean.

9. Animal print chukkas
I’m obsessed with fierce treads this fall! Animal prints are everywhere, but these days, I’m loving super-comfy chukkas. Some of the coolest ones are by Vans, Golden Goose, and this hipster collab by Italian brand Del Toro + Ronnie Fieg.

10. Le Labo Santal 33 Hand Lotion
Colder weather = comfort cooking = dry hands. This is my favorite fix,
enriched with vitamin E, vitamin A, aloe vera, coconut and olive oil. The unisex fragrance reminds me of my father’s office, with notes of tobacco, vanilla, licorice and love. It’s paraben-free, too.

Drop me a note and share with our readers some of your favorite things for fall!

And don’t forget to enter your favorite recipe in the Farmgirl’s Fall Cooking Contest. You could win a pair of razor-sharp ceramic knives from Kyocera.

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  1. jody gardner says:

    That is my absolute favorite scent from Le Labo! I buy their candles in that scent and LOVE it. My whole family is obsessed with it!
    I went online to immediately buy that awesome tank top but its sold out! I emailed them to inquire when it is back in stock.
    Awesome Farm Girl Finds from my favorite farm girl….

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