The Ultimate Fall Produce Guide

Summer may traditionally get all the glory, but I look forward to Fall even more eagerly, as it’s synonymous with harvest season. Crisp air ushers in a bumper crop of juicy pears, crisp apples, and earthy-sweet pumpkins and squash. Read on to find out what Fall produce to look for and how long they’ll be available, plus plenty of recipe ideas to put it all to use.

Apples

At their peak: Apple harvest season runs from August through November.

Try this recipe: There is so much you can do with this fruit. One of my personal favorites is this apple, fig, and brie grilled cheese.

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Photo Courtesy of Two Peas & Their Pod

Broccoli

At their peak: Broccoli is available year-round but is at its peak during the chilly Fall and Winter months.

Try this recipe: A simple classic from Ina Garten – Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Fall Produce Broccoli

Butternut Squash

At their peak: October through December

Try this recipe: Kamu Berry Pilaf with Butternut Squash

Photo Courtesy of Panera Bread

Photo Courtesy of Panera Bread

Chanterelle Mushrooms

At their peak: August to November

Try this recipe: Chicken with Chanterelle Mushrooms and Marsala Wine

Cranberries

At their peak: September to November

Try this recipe: Cranberry Orange Pancakes with Cranberry Maple Syrup

Photo Courtesy of Sunrise Growers

Photo Courtesy of Sunrise Growers

Eggplant

At their peak: July through October

Try this recipe: Eggplant and Tofu Stir-Fry

Photo Courtesy of Rare Seeds

Photo Courtesy of Rare Seeds

Figs

At their peak: mid-Summer to early October

Try this recipe: Tortellini Salad with Figs, Walnuts, Prosciutto & Greens

Tortellini Fig Salad via theKitchn

Tortellini Fig Salad via theKitchn

Ginger

At their peak: August through November

Try this recipe: Carrot Ginger Soup

Photo Courtesy of Serious Eats

Photo Courtesy of Serious Eats

Pears

At their peak: October to December

Try this recipe: Rice Pudding with Fresh Pears and Honey

Photo Courtesy of Bon Appetit

Photo Courtesy of Bon Appetit

Pomegranates

At their peak: October through February

Try this recipe: Striped Bass with Swiss Chard, Chestnuts, and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Photo Courtesy of All Recipes

Photo Courtesy of All Recipes

Pumpkins

At their peak: September to Octobers

Try this recipe: Spicy Pumpkin Chili

pumpkins

Satsumas

At their peak: November through April

Try this recipe: Satsuma Mandarin and Vanilla Upside-Down Cake

Photo Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Photo Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Sweet Potatoes

At their peak: October to December

Try this recipe: Quick Sweet Potato Hash

Photo Courtesy of Running to the Kitchen

Photo Courtesy of Running to the Kitchen

What are your favorite Fall fruits and veggies? Be sure to share them with our other readers.

Amy Johnson

is UDR’s budding social media guru, and has been instrumental in constructing the brand’s content strategy. After graduating from University of Colorado- Boulder, she started working for UDR as a marketing intern. When she isn’t perusing the web for the perfect pins and Facebook posts, she can be found hiking somewhere with her dog Rory.

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