It’s the first day of fall. I am so excited! Time for layered fashion, pumpkin beer and red wine (although I’m known to drink it year round), and food that sticks to your ribs.

Nowadays, you can find nearly every food you can imagine year round. But there is something to be said about cooking and eating In Season. I’ve found that the flavor of seasonal produce is far superior. Cook with these right now and take your recipes to the next level. You’ll see me using most of these items during the crisp autumn months.

Here’s what’s in season:

Vegetables
Arugula
Beets
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Edamame
Eggplant
Green beans
Leeks
Mushrooms
Okra
Parsnips/Turnips
Spinach
Sweet potatoes
Winter squash
Zucchini

Fruits
Apples
Cranberries
Figs
Grapefruit
Grapes
Pears
Pomegranates
Pumpkins
Tomatillos