What’s in Season for October?

Knowing what fresh produce items are in season when you head to the grocery store can not only save you money, but also means that you’ll be enjoying fruits and veggies at their peak! Read on to see what’s in season for October and get some delicious recipes to incorporate these items into mealtime.

  • Apples
  • Artichokes
  • Bell peppers
  • Blackberries
  • Broccoli Rabe
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Celery
  • Corn
  • Cranberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Kumquats
  • Limes
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Okra
  • Parsnips
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Plums
  • Pomegranates
  • Pumpkins
  • Raspberries
  • Rutabagas
  • Strawberries
  • Summer Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Winter Squashes
  • Zucchini

In season year-round:

  • Arugula
  • Avocados
  • Beets
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Endive
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Leeks
  • Lemons
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Scallions
  • Spinach
  • Turnips

Now that you’re stocked up on this month’s freshest in-season produce, here are a few recipes to try out:

  • Fruity Pumpkin Pie Smoothie: This easy to create fall treat is delicious year-round and a favorite with the little ones. See if they can guess just how many healthy ingredients are included!
  • Caramel Apple Banana Bites: This healthy fall-inspired treat is a spin on the traditional candied apple. Serve as an after-dinner dessert or as a treat at a fall birthday or Halloween party. Roll skewers in additional toppings, like ¼ cup crushed nuts, shredded unsweetened coconut or chopped dried fruit, before caramel sets.
  • Apple Pumpkin Muffins: These muffins are a little taste of fall thanks to apples, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Freeze extra muffins (if they aren’t all gobbled up!) and defrost at room temperature.
  • Candy Corn Parfaits: Kids will love these fun candy corn parfaits, complete with a banana ghost! These healthy Halloween treats are perfect for parties and are a great way to get kids in on the action. For best results, use firm bananas and dip the tip of the lollipop stick in yogurt before inserting into banana.

For more fun with seasonal fruits and veggies, download this coloring sheet from our friends at The Organ Wise Guys! The Organ Wise Guys helps kids and families live healthier lives through bringing the body and its organs to life through lovable characters. Find out more at www.OrganWiseGuys.com and follow them on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.