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Fall: Recipes in Season

Fall farmers market

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Fall is a time of transition, from the best of summertime produce to a harbinger of winter selections. Strongly seasonal fruits like pomegranates and persimmons again become available after a long absence. Winter squashes show their widest variety. And the apples of Washington and New York make for fresh cider drinking all over the chilling countryside.

What's in Season in the Fall?

By the time fall rolls around in late September, the summer harvest has largely exhausted itself. Never fear! Fall produce is here! Shortening days and cooler nights bring with them a riot of food flavors. Root vegetables and winter squash dazzle us with their variety and sweet flavors. Broccoli, cauliflower and leafy greens benefit from a hard frost. Chanterelle and porcini mushrooms poke up from a carpet of fallen leaves. And apples, pears, melons, persimmons and pomegranates form the perfect finish to an autumn meal.

Here is a list of items that are abundant, fresh and seasonal for fall.

September Foods


Beets | Beet Greens | Cauliflower | Corn | Eggplant | Porcini Mushrooms | Summer Squash | Tomatoes | Winter Squash


Figs | Grapes | Melons | Peaches | Pears | Plums

Fish and Seafood


October Foods


Beets | Beet Greens | Cauliflower | Collard Greens | Chanterelle Mushrooms | Lettuces | Parsnips | Summer Squash | Winter Squash


Apples | Coconuts | Grapes | Melons | Peaches | Pears | Persimmons | Pomegranates | Tangerines

Fish and Seafood


November Foods


Artichokes | Beets | Cabbage | Cauliflower | Celery | Celery Root | Collard Greens | Chanterelle Mushrooms | Parsnips | Rutabagas | Winter Squash | Turnips


Apples | Coconuts | Dates | Grapefruit | Grapes | Persimmons | Pomegranates | Tangerines

Fish and Seafood

Clams (U.S. West Coast) | Dungeness Crab | Oysters

International Recipes for Fall

Try these autumn recipes.


Fesenjan (Persian chicken in pomegranate-walnut sauce)

(Persian chicken in pomegranate-walnut sauce)


An olla filled with atole

(Mexican warm cornmeal beverage)


Locro potato-cheese soup

(Ecuadoran, Peruvian potato-cheese soup)


Boxty (Irish potato pancakes)

(Irish potato pancakes)