Buying produce that's in season means it's less likely that your fruit and veggies have been shipped across the world, and that means fresher, more nutrient-rich food. In the Fall, your local markets will be stocked with apples, cranberries, beets, figs, pears, pumpkins, brussel sprouts, cabbage, sweet potatoes, and winter squash.
So how can you make the most of the season's bounty? Try a few new recipes that highlight these freshly-harvested fruits and veggies.
Honey Herb Roasted Root Vegetables - Naturally complement any entree with this sweet and savory side.
Butter-Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes - Another easy and delicious side dish with a crunch.
Poached Pears - A healthy dessert that's classy but super simple.
Baked Apples - This savory recipe is worth the work - it could stand alone or as a side.
Simple Pumpkin Soup - Comfort food from scratch, with a twist on the top.
Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta - A delicious, crowd-pleaser - even for folks who think they don't like brussel sprouts!