Baked on the Bright Side

Guide to Fall Produce

September 8, 2015

The season of summer berries has come to an end, and now we’re excited to jump into fall with lots of fresh, yummy fruits and vegetables that are in season! According to the USDA, buying local, seasonal produce has lots of benefits, like the potential to reduce the amount of energy and resources we use, or the possibility of yielding more nutritious produce. We’ve rounded up some of our fall favorites below!


From classic pumpkin pie to tasty roasted pumpkin seeds, it’s hard to imagine fall without pumpkins. Luckily for us, pumpkins are known to be full of nutrients like fiber, calcium, and iron! Get creative with fall’s signature squash and try out a new recipe like a pumpkin smoothie or pumpkin chili!


Crisp, sweet apples are perfect for a crisp, sweet fall day! Even though apples are available year round, they are considered “in season” in the fall. Eat one to get a dose of antioxidants and to keep the doctor away ;


Beets are in season from early fall to late spring. Eating beets can be a great way to get dietary fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. Roast them with a little balsamic vinegar or try this yummy beet burger!


Fresh, crunchy carrots are another seasonal vegetable on our radar this fall. Not only are they nutritious, but they are also extremely versatile. If you have a sweet tooth, try a homemade carrot cake! If you’re looking for something more savory, try roasting them with a bit of garlic and butter.


Pear season begins in late summer and lasts through fall (and even winter for some varieties.) Pears can be a great source of fiber and Vitamins like B, C, and E.  Spiced pear chips, pear butter, and pear prosciutto pizza are just a few of the recipes you can create!