Harvest Guide: The Best of In-Season Produce and How to Use It

Harvest Guide: The Best of In-Season Produce and How to Use It

Last Updated September 23, 2014

Wondering what’s in season right now? Read on to discover the best of fall produce, plus how to use it.  

Local food lovers shouldn’t despair when summer is over: Fall offers some of the best produce all year. Farmers markets stock up with the usual suspects—carrots, pumpkins, potatoes, pears—but this is also a great time for walnuts, mushrooms and even some more unusual vegetables like Romanesco, a member of the broccoli family. And for gardeners, autumn is the time to put in arugula, endive, kale and other cold-hardy greens.

Even better, as a bonus from Mother Nature, many of these fall arrivals—like winter squash, sweet potatoes and apples, for example—are densely packed with vitamins A and C and other nutrients that will keep immune systems humming as the weather turns cold. So for tips on how to plant, pick and eat all that delicious fall produce—or using up a slew of sweet potatoes—follow this Edible guide.

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