Fall is still a good time for fresh fruits and vegetables
Today marks the first day of autumn! As we say goodbye to summer and welcome the fall, we thought it would be great to remind you of the fruits and vegetables of the season. Purchasing local produce that is in season provides many benefits that often include reduced prices, increased variety, fresher fruits and vegetables, and support of local farmers. Check out the list below to find some of the fruits and vegetables that are in season during the autumn months:
Fruits: Apples, Avocados, Cranberries, Dates, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi, Oranges, Pears, Raspberries, Clementine, and Persimmons.
Vegetables: Carrots, Cabbage, Kale, Lettuce, Leeks, Pumpkin, Spinach, Winter Squash, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Garlic, Beans, Beets, Bok Choy, Collard Greens, Sweet Potatoes, Rhubarb, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Watercress, Edamame, Fennel, Rutabaga, and Celery
Many smaller local farmers markets decrease hours or begin to close as autumn takes hold. Be sure to visit these locally “grown” businesses and check out what they have to offer. Hope you have a wonderful start to autumn. Along with the change of season, try cooking with and eating the fruits and vegetables the autumn months have to offer!
By: Rachel Bryan, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Intern