When you think of Fall foods, you probably picture a lot of pumpkins and maybe Halloween candy, which makes complete sense! Pumpkins are a staple in my house and here at CleanFoodCrush.
However, there are so many other delicious fruits and vegetables that are at their BEST during these months.
And there are so many reasons to eat seasonally; here are just a few benefits:
1. Freshness & Taste
Seasonal produce is allowed to ripen naturally and grow in its natural climate (versus something like a greenhouse), making them some of the freshest and tastiest fruits and veggies you’ll have.
Produce harvested in its season has a better nutritional value than artificially grown or picked before it has had a proper chance to ripen, giving your body higher levels of many nutrients, including vitamins and antioxidants.
3. Supporting Local
Buying your produce locally, such as at farmers’ markets, helps reduce your carbon footprint and support your community. You can also participate in community-supported agriculture and watch for “locally grown” signs at the grocery store.
The months given below are estimates, as they can vary based on many aspects, such as where you live and what type of the specific produce, but here are fruits and vegetables that are likely in season during Autumn, PLUS some delicious recipes to try with them: