What Produce Is in Season Now?

Callie Pippert, Columnist

As fall is coming, new vegetables are in season. All year round at the grocery store they have all of our favorite fruits and vegetables, but depending on the season these items have to be shipped from all around the world. Not only does this make the produce more expensive but it has a large environmental footprint and it gets us out-of-sync with nature. 

This fall, try doing more seasonal eating which means eating more apples, blackberries, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cranberries, dates, figs, grapes, leeks, okra, parsnips, pears, peppers, pumpkin, shallots, sweet potatoes, turnips, watercress, and winter squash.

Some recipes to try out with these foods are pumpkin bread (see below), butternut squash soup, blackberry cobbler, apple pie overnight oats, roasted vegetable bowl, and a sweet potato, pear and pomegranate salad.

It’s always a good idea to try to be more mindful of where your food is coming from and, if necessary, buying any out-of-season produce from the frozen section of the grocers. It will be wrapped in plastic if it is frozen but one plastic bag has less of an impact than shipping strawberries across the world.