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3 Fall Fruits and Vegetables to be on the Lookout For

By: Jenn Moss

Hot and humid temperatures are decreasing, and cool crisp air is taking its place. Fall weather is beginning to peek through, and soon the foliage will begin, lighting up the trees with arrays of orange, and red, and all the beautiful colors in between. With the introduction of fall, comes all the amazing food that accompanies it. And I am not just talking about pumpkin spice lattes, although they are quite good.

When you think of fall, you might think of all the cozy and spice-infused things to keep you warm. Fall-inspired fruits and vegetables are a great way to shop seasonally while supporting your local farms. It is also convenient that you can transform these ingredients into different dishes, igniting your creativity.

Here are some of the best ingredients you can get:

1. Apples

Of course, we have to mention apples first. While many orchards have apples available in other seasons, fall is one of the best times to get them, especially the coveted Honey Crisp apple. They are great eaten on their own or made into apple sauce, apple pie/crisp, topped on oatmeal, or made into cider, to name a few. Apples paired with cinnamon, apples can do wrong when providing ample fall vibes.

2. Squash

The vast majority of winter squashes are harvested in the early fall and can last into winter. The most common are typically butternut and acorn squashes, which can be made into a beautiful fall bisque or roasted on their own with a little syrup, cinnamon, and butter. The aroma alone will smell fantastic as it fills your house.

3. Potatoes

Potatoes are known as one of the most versatile ingredients. Most varieties are harvested in the fall and are a hearty addition to any meal. Potatoes can be made into French fries, a good old fashioned baked potato, adds substance to a soup, made into home fries, and the list goes on. French fries paired with salt, pepper, and ketchup, satisfy that ultimate craving.

Here are just three of the many fall fruits and vegetables to be on the lookout for. Others include carrots, garlic, leeks, beets, and peppers, just to name a few more. What is fantastic about these options, is that they are naturally gluten-free, filled with nutrients, and provide that cozy feeling that fall is associated with.