Fall: it’s sneaking up on us!
One of the best ways to ensure that you’re eating (and serving) fresh, nutrient-rich produce is to only serve what is in season at the time! Even better if it’s from a local source! Foods lose nutrients the longer it takes for them to get from the vine/tree/ground to your table, but if you are eating local seasonal foods, you know that you are getting the freshest source possible!
Here are a few great foods that are growing near you in the fall…
Vegetables: French beans, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Corn, Kale, Arugula, Fennel, Cucumber, Pumpkin, Swiss Chard, Cauliflower, etc.
Fruits: Blackberries, Grapefruit, Pears, Plums, Peaches, Cherrys, Nectarines, Apricots, Muscat Grapes, etc.
The best way to get in-season produce is to go to your local farmer’s market or a farm near you. Find your closest option here: localharvest.org
For a full list of what is in season in September, check out this list from Chef Hermes!