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.


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.


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

Butternut Squash

At their peak: October through December

Try this recipe: Kamu Berry Pilaf with Butternut Squash

Chanterelle Mushrooms

At their peak: August to November

Try this recipe: Chicken with Chanterelle Mushrooms and Marsala Wine


At their peak: September to November

Try this recipe: Cranberry Orange Pancakes with Cranberry Maple Syrup


At their peak: July through October

Try this recipe: Eggplant and Tofu Stir-Fry


At their peak: mid-Summer to early October

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


At their peak: August through November

Try this recipe: Carrot Ginger Soup


At their peak: October to December

Try this recipe: Rice Pudding with Fresh Pears and Honey


At their peak: October through February

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


At their peak: September to Octobers

Try this recipe: Spicy Pumpkin Chili


At their peak: November through April

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

Sweet Potatoes

At their peak: October to December

Try this recipe: Quick Sweet Potato Hash

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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