What’s in Season for September?

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 September and get some delicious recipes to incorporate these items into mealtime.

  • Apples
  • Artichokes
  • Bell peppers
  • Blackberries
  • Broccoli Rabe
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Celery
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Grapes
  • Green Beans
  • Kiwi
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Okra
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Plums
  • Pluots
  • Pomegranates
  • Pumpkin
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Summer Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • 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:

  • Fruit & Cream Delights: This simple, no-fuss dessert is sweet and refreshing.
  • Vegetarian Sloppy Joes: A hearty, meatless dinner that your whole family will love. A quick, easy and healthy twist on classic Sloppy Joes.
  • Creamed Spinach & Mushrooms: Give the traditional creamed spinach a healthy makeover with this rich and creamy recipe. Spinach is a rich source of folate and iron, and onions are an excellent source of vitamin C. Tasty and healthy!
  • Enchilada Stuffed Tomatoes: These tomatoes are stuffed with tasty Mexican flavors and smothered in a homemade enchilada sauce. Tomatoes are high in the antioxidant lycopene, making this dinner as nutrient packed as it is flavor packed.

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.