Fall is creeping up on us, and while that means cooler temps and shorter days, it also means a shift in what fresh produce is in season. Here is a list of yummy fruit, veggies, and squash that you can get this fall.

Fruits-

Apples- One of the most popular and versatile fall harvests, you will soon see fresh apples everywhere, and a variety at that. Even though you can buy them year-round, they are the best, and in great abundance in the fall.

Blueberries- You can get these all summer, but they are the best towards the end of the season, and September is around the last time to get them fresh, locally and when they are super fat and juicy. This is a great time to stock up, and make compotes, jams, and jellies to last through winter, and into next spring.

Grapes- Another fruit you can get at the store year-round, but are in season, and especially sweet, juicy and fresh in September and October.

Melons- They have a couple more months left, so enjoy the fresh and juicy melons before you can’t anymore going into winter.

Pears- You can get these year-round, but pears are best in the fall, just like apples. These are great to jar and  or can whole, sliced or diced, so you can make cobblers, pies and more through the cold months of winter.

Tomatoes- Tomatoes are a hot commodity during the summer, as they make so many delicious, fresh summer salads and meals, but towards the end of summer and going into fall, their plants are producing so much, the only thing left to do is make canned goods to store for the winter. Tomato and spaghetti sauce are good go-to’s, and whole, crushed, or diced tomatoes can be added to almost any meal, or given as gifts.

Broccoli- These will be in season through the winter, as they are a great cold weather crop. The same goes for cauliflower.

Squash- All types of squash have been growing all summer and are in season and so good come fall. You can get varieties like spaghetti squash, acorn squash, butternut squash, pumpkins, and more. These can be made into soups, sauces, canned and jarred, or cut up and frozen to last through winter.

Turnips and Rutabagas- In season until January-ish, these are less popular, but delicious root vegetables, and can be used for a variety of dishes.

You can see all fruits and vegetables, and their harvesting months here.

Happy Fall Harvests!

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