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Everyone knows that summer doesn’t officially end until well into September, but we often forget this fact. We think that once August ends the summer is over and we should get our winter gear out of the basement. But for most of us the weather stays warm well into the month, if not longer, and our farmers markets and good grocers are still stocking fruits and vegetables grown locally. That’s good, because fresh fruits and veggies taste great and have a lot of nutrients.
Although the list obviously varies quite a bit depending on where you live, here are a few items that might be in season where you live.
Apples (through October) – ’tis the apple picking season! By the end of September, local apple crops are done, so get the best of the apple crisp this month!
Blackberries (ends early September) – the early Fall harvest of blackberries should be happening in your area. Pick-your-own are popular this month and a great way to preserve them for winter.
Broccoli Rabe (through November) – check out this amazing Super Food that is perfect to incorporate into many Italian-influenced recipes.
Brussels Sprouts (through November) – September marks the beginning season of this amazing veggie.
Cantaloupes (ends September) – juice-dripping-down-your-chin-amazing-snack-and-breakfast-food melon! September ends cantaloupe season so pick some melons that have all the summer sun that you can eat!
Leeks (through December) – This time of year brings us leeks that melt into recipes and elevate everything that they touch.
Pears (through December) – In salads, soups, casseroles, and however else you want to imagine them, pears are here!
Pumpkins (through November) – Technically, pumpkin season begins in September but really hits its stride in October. But if you’re a pumpkin lover, why don’t star now using it in special dishes?
Winter Squash (through December) – As summer squash waves good-bye until next year, we get to say hello to all the delights coming our way for the Winter Squash season.
And the list goes on. If you want, check out our last year’s post and find out more 🙂
Have a SNUG beautiful month!