Seasonal Produce to Add to Your Fall Menu

September 10, 2020

The local farmers’ market may be getting ready to wind down for the season, but that doesn’t mean freshly plucked produce is out of stock until spring. These fruits and veggies are being harvested right now, and they all deserve a spot on your autumn menu.

  1. Apples. Fall is apple-picking season for a very logical reason: apples are ripe for the picking this time of year! From Honey Crisp and Gala to Granny Smith and Jonagold, apples come in a variety of sweet and tart varieties, and you can eat them solo as a snack or make them into apple crisp!
  2. Kale. Kale is a great green to keep on hand for a few reasons. First of all, it’s particularly hardy, so it’ll stay fresh for a full week or two. Second of all, it’s very versatile. You can massage it for salads, toss it into soups, or saute it as a fall side. And right now, you should be able to find it locally.
  3. Sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes also abound in autumn, and they can play just about any role in your menu. Dice and roast them as a side dish, mash and mix them into a sweet pie, or bake them and load them with fixings to make a hearty main course.
  4. Beets. Beets may technically be a root veggie, but they’re notoriously sweet. So this fall vegetable might appeal to your sweet tooth, even if you just roast it and dust it with a bit of sea salt. Add a bit of balsamic glaze to really bring out the complex flavors of the beets.

The 29 Best Fruits and Vegetables to Buy in the Fall [Delish]
Fall Fruits and Vegetables [The Spruce Eats]
Everything You Need to Know About Fall Fruits and Vegetables, According to Test KItchen Experts [Good Housekeeping]

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