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Why mourn the end of summer when you can celebrate the start of a fabulous fall? As soon as the first leaf turns red and the hint of an autumn chill lingers in the morning air, you know it’s time to plan a visit to one of metro Detroit’s many cider mills.

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Halloween is a one-day deal. But as with most holidays nowadays, there are weeks worth of celebrations leading up to the big event. Here’s a look at some of the family-friendly haunted happenings coming up in the next month:

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EasternMarket peppers DS

Detroit’s Eastern Market holds a special place in my family’s history. My grandparents were truck farmers, raising crops on a 40-acre farm in Macomb County and selling their harvest of corn, green beans, tomatoes, radishes, strawberries and more at one of the market’s open-air stalls to support their five children. They were one of hundreds of families in Michigan and the surrounding area who depended on the market for their livelihoods.

While Eastern Market has a rich past, it remains as relevant today as it was when it began more than a century ago, aided by the “buy local” movement. It’s still an important economic engine for the region. The Saturday public market is a vibrant urban shopping destination for fresh local produce, honey, syrup, nuts, jams, meats and more.

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EasterBunny DS

Last night on a walk around the block with my kids, we spotted the Easter bunny! He didn’t stop to introduce himself, but he was brown, fluffy and a fast hopper, so we’re reasonably certain that was him, which reminded me that Easter is just around the corner — time to make some plans!

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EasterChocolate DS

Even kids know the difference between the chalky “chocolate” you find at the drug store and the smooth-as-silk, melts-like-butter chocolate you find in a real candy shop — so don’t waste your money on the fake stuff this Easter. A made-in-Detroit Easter basket filled with bunnies from the city’s best chocolatiers is sure to get anyone’s cottontail shaking.

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