Seasonal Produce: Fall Edition

We’re now midway through fall. It is the time of PSLs (pumpkin spice lattes for the uninitiated), cozy sweaters, and carving funny faces into oversized squash. Though, frankly, it’s a little hard to tell it’s fall over here in Central California. We don’t really get “seasons,” so I do envy those who live in places with beautiful autumnal colors (I’m dreaming of Colorado Aspens and the beautiful hues of Finnish trees in fall right now). Ahh, bliss.

But, while we don’t get “fall,” we do get great weather year-round. I recently made the most of that while re-seasoning the garden. Spending almost five hours in the garden out in the sun is one of my definitions of happiness. Now, I’m eagerly waiting for all those little brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage plants to grow up. Cue suspense for the next two months.

To help you get you in the fall spirit and decorate your Thanksgiving table with seasonal eats, here are the fruits and veggies you should try to stick to (and remember, local is always better because you support your community and reduce your carbon footprint!):

Fall Fruits & Vegetables

  • Apples
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Eggplant
  • Figs
  • Kale
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pomegranates
  • Pumpkins (duh!)
  • Radishes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Winter squash
  • Zucchini

Enjoy, and happy fall to all!

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