Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fall is Here!

There's no better time to start buying in-season produce than the fall. Produce that is purchased in-season will be fresher, last longer, and TASTE better! Get the best value for your dollar by buying fruits and vegetables in-season.

In the fall, seasonal fruits and vegetables include: 

  • Apples
  •  Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Broccoli
  •  Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Cranberries
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Lettuce
  • Oranges
  •  Pumpkins
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Turnips

You can get in-season produce from your local grocery store. These products will be marked with a sticker or sign that noting where the food was grown. You can also buy in-season at your local Farmer's Market, roadside fruit and vegetable stands, or get them delivered directly to your door with Green B.E.A.N. Delivery! Learn more at

Seasonal Recipe: Pumpkin Pie-Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
  •  1/8 tsp. Ground Allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 Tbs. Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
Directions:   Heat oven to 375°F. and arrange oven rack in the middle. Toss 2 cups of pumpkin seeds with 2 teaspoons vegetable oil. Roast on a baking sheet, stirring every 5 minutes until seeds are aromatic, crisp, and browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven then sprinkle with seasoning while still warm.