Fall has arrived, bringing crisp, cool nights, waning sunshine, and a beautiful array of colorful foliage.

It is a season filled with change, and a time of preparation. Trees shed their leaves, animals stock up on food and fur, and many birds and insects head south for the winter.

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The season’s beauty is fleeting, but fortunately much of its bounty is as hardy as it comes. The superstars of the season are some of the most durable, nutrient-packed, and delicious fruits and vegetables we’ll see all year!

Apples, Brussels sprouts, root vegetables, figs, persimmons, and a dizzying variety of winter squash are at their peak right now, just to name a few. So don’t forget to look for these and other seasonal items at your local farmers market, in your CSA basket, or in your own back yard garden.

Note: Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a key to table abbreviations.

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What’s in Season in your Region?

October Seasonal

Table Key (Regional Abbreviations):

  • S = South
  • SW = Southwest
  • MW = Midwest
  • UMW = Upper Midwest
  • PNW = Pacific Northwest
  • NE = Northeast

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