I just saw your email, Elizabeth. I'm putting in my vote for things to do for October as far as tours/fieldtrips. You listed these below and I'm interested in ALL of them, especially the havest bread one. You have fabulous ideas for field trips! How about adding a bagel shop too LOL.
Krispy Kreme, Dions, Sweet Tomatoes, Lowe's, Whole Foods, Petco, Great Harvest Bread Company.