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Add To Cart! What to Buy This Season

Ahh, Fall – that special time of year when the city is hidden beneath a canopy of fiery colors, when we slip into cozy sweaters, and our taste buds are swept up in a seduction of all things pumpkin and spice.

Our favorite part of all? The beautiful, bountiful harvest that's produced during this transitional time. Farmer’s markets and healthy markets are brimming with the warm rainbow of nutritious produce our bodies need as we adjust to the changing temperatures. Here's what to stock up on in September, October, November and December spotlighting the seasonal superfoods for each month.

September

Apples, Blackberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant

Fennel, Grapes, Green Beans, Kale, Melons, Peaches, Pears, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins

Radishes, Raspberries, Squash, Tomatoes

Seasonal Spotlight: Apples – As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away! And it’s true – apples are packed with vitamins and fiber. The soluble fiber in apples binds with fats in the intestine to lower cholesterol and also keeps your blood sugar stable! Apples also work like mini toothbrushes to scrub off stains on your teeth…so lets just say an apple a day will keep the dentist away too.

October

Apples, Beets, Blackberries, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chicory

Cranberries, Dates, Figs, Grapes, Leeks, Lettuce, Okra, Oranges, Parsnip,s Pears (late season)

Peppers, Pumpkins, Quince, Shallots, Star Fruit, Sweet Potatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Winter Squash

Seasonal Spotlight: Winter Squash – The term winter squash encompasses a wide variety of gourds from pumpkins, to zucchini, to butternut squash. These versatile vegetables are more than just a Halloween decoration – they’re packed with vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids making them superfoods for the skin!

November

Apples, Artichokes, Avocado, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots

Celery, Chard, Chestnuts, Cranberries, Daikon, Fennel, Guava, Kiwi, Kumquat, Lemons

Oranges, Pears, Persimmons, Pomegranate, Potato, Quince, Rutabaga, Squash

Winter Sunchoke, Turnips, Yam

Seasonal Spotlight: Beets – These sweet crunchy root vegetables come in stunning rich colors, from ruby red, to bright pink, to golden orange, vivid yellow and white. They are packed with fiber, vitamin C, and essential minerals like manganese (essential for bone health) and potassium (vital for muscle function).

December

Brussel Sprouts, Celery Root, Chestnuts, Grapefruit, Kale, Leeks, Lemons, Oranges, Parsnips

Persimmons, Pomegranate, Potatoes, Radicchio Radishes, Rutabaga, Sunchokes, Tangerines

Turnips, Winter Squash

Seasonal Spotlight: Kale – Kale is resilient enough to withstand the harsh weather of the fall and winter making it a staple source of raw nutrients during the cold months. Kale is high in antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and K, and contains more iron per calorie than beef. Kale is also loaded with fiber and sulfur, two key detoxing components which work to keep your liver healthy!

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