What’s in Season this Fall?

When you think of Fall produce, you likely think of apples and squash and gourds. While we
love those traditional Fall favorites, there’s so much more available for you to eat this season!

Why Eat In-Season?

We have three great reasons for you to eat in-season:

1.The produce tastes better. Think of a juicy peach in the Summer. It’s ripe, flavorful,
and almost a religious experience to bite into. Have you ever tried to recreate that
experience in the Fall or Winter? You were probably disappointed. The peach was likely
a little mealy or flavorless. When you eat in-season, you’re eating produce when it’s at
its best. The sunlight, temperature, water, and growing environment are just right for
making the tastiest version of that fruit or vegetable.

2. You get more nutrition out of that piece of fruit or vegetable. When the growing
conditions aren’t ideal for that type of produce, you’re not going to get the most nutritious
version of it. Or, you might have to get an imported version of it from a place that does
have the right conditions. When we buy produce that way, it has to be picked before it is
ripe so it’s not rotten when it gets to you. Picking before ripeness reduces the nutrient
availability in it.

3. Your food budget goes further. When a fruit or vegetable is in-season, there are more
of them in a crop that are ready to be sold. That means it’s cheaper to get it to you.
When you buy produce out of season, the growers have to account for the cost to import
it or manipulate the growing conditions to grow it and the additional labor and travel to
get it there. Bonus savings if you buy local!

Fall Produce to Enjoy

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Beets
  • Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collard Greens
  • Cranberries
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Grapes
  • Green Beans
  • Kale
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce
  • Limes
  • Mangos
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Pineapples
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Rutabagas
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes and Yams
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips
  • Winter Squash