An elaboration off of a previous article regarding cooking with the Fall season, this post is to cover foods/ ingredients that are in season during this time of year. There are quite a few items, probably too many to list, so I will just focus on the more common items of the season and the ones that really signify; Fall in New England.
Apples Arugula Broccoli Rabe Beets Brussel Sprouts Cauliflower Cabbage Chard
Grapes Garlic Game Meats Horseradish/ Radishes Kale Kohlrabi Leeks Parsnips Pears
Persimmons Peppers Pumpkins Rutabega/ Turnips Radicchio Winter Squash (Butternut, Acorn, etc.)
It’s important to know that seasonal ingredients will tend to overlap because many of them have more than just the one growing season and may have a second crop. Some have longer seasons than others. Most supermarkets will carry a lot of the above listed ingredients year round, but, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are in season. Your best bet to remembering what is in season is going to your local farmer’s markets/ farm stands and supporting the small, local farmers.