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There is no better place to enjoy harvest time than right here in the 209. In this issue, we highlight many of the local agricultural producers who drive the area’s economy and provide fruits and nuts for most of the world.

Fall is often a busy time of year for families, but if you are looking for something to do on a slow weekend check out one of the restaurants featured in the Flavors section or our “20 ideas to make the season memorable” story.

A trip to nearby San Jose and the Winchester Mystery House may be the perfect “spooky” October day trip. Our contributing writers also offer tips for those who enjoy fishing and pheasant hunting.

While it always seems to come so fast, the holiday shopping season is already here. Make sure to check out the local shopping ideas we offer in our Holiday Gift Guide.

We at 209 Magazine appreciate your time in reading this issue and we welcome your comments, calendar events and story ideas. We hope you will support the businesses and charities that have chosen to partner with us.

As always, we at 209 Magazine strive to be the most relevant magazine in your home, a place called 209.

Hank Vander Veen

Publisher, 209 Magazine