A few months back, I wrote about the best summertime fruits and vegetables with a little help from the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA). CUESA is an awesome resource for anyone who is curious about eating healthy, locally sourced foods. A nonprofit organization that’s been around since 1994, CUESA was created to educate urban consumers like you and me about sustainable agriculture, and as a way to link urbanites to local farmers.
One of the best tools the organization offers is its “Seasonality Chart” which is basically a cheat sheet designed to remind you of what produce is in season at any time during the year. Because of CUESA’s dedication to connecting urban consumers to local farmers, their compilation of fruits and vegetables will be ones that you can easily find at your local farmer’s market.
Here are some of the most delicious fruits and vegetables you can find locally right now:
Fantastic fall fruit: apples, pears, bitter melon, dates, figs, pomegranate, grapes, kumquats, nectarines, quince, peaches, plums, and more.
Delicious autumn veggies: mushrooms, celeriac, peppers, squash, radicchio, tomatoes, tomatillos, mustard greens, parsnips, fennel, and Brussels sprouts, and many more root vegetables and nightshades.
Not only does CUESA offer detailed lists of in-season produce, it also includes comprehensive information on every single item listed, as well as tips about purchasing flowers and nuts. For tasty recipes, information about sustainable farming and local farms, and a full list of the best fruits and vegetables available right now, visit www.cuesa.org.