Autumn is here! Fall is far and away my favorite season of all. The food, the weather, that fresh smell in the air that Bath and Body Works has aptly described as “Leaves”. It’s just the best.
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” – F. Scott Fitzgerald”
Why Eat Seasonally?
1. All the Nutrients
When crops are able to fully ripen in their natural habitat with as little man made interference, they are able to retain more of their micronutrients.
2. Save Your Money
When you open up your grocery store ad, chances are that all of the produce that is on sale is also the product that’s currently in season. It takes a lot of money to manufacture summer in the winter or ship in product from a different climate. Guess who picks up that extra cost? Save some money and wait until next summer to get those berries!
Ever bite into a big, beautiful, bright red strawberry in January and get super disappointed by the white, flavorless center? Those berries weren’t fully ripened on the vine in it’s natural environment. Go get a juicy mango instead.
4. More Organic Availability
Ever notice how much smaller that organic section is compared to the rest of the produce section? Typically those are the fruits and vegetables that are in season. These require less interference to thrive and grow.
5. Get a Little Variety
Eating seasonally forces you to mix up your plate a bit. Don’t eat asparagus night after night! Make some roasted brussel sprouts or cook up a big batch of Butternut Squash Soup.
What Do We Eat in the Fall?
I put together a great big list of all the fruits and veggies that grow in the fall. I also put together all the macronutrients so you know just how much volume you get out of these lovelies to fill up your plate and stomach.
The lines highlighted green are available year round. The ones highlighted orange are the new ones for this season. Fall is the most abundant season. Take advantage and fill up your grocery cart with all the goodness the season has to offer!