If you are refocusing your shopping on buying more locally and trying to eat what’s in season, like our great-grandparents did, then this great interactive map from Epicurious will be an extremely helpful tool for you. Simply select the month and your state, and a list of local fruits and vegetables comes up that are in season right now.
GourmetFood.About.com has a more general list of what’s in season in October (not specified by region in the country):
- Brussels sprouts
- Pears (late season)
- Star fruit
- Sweet Potatoes
- Winter squash
Of course, one October food you can’t overlook is pumpkin. The seasonal pumpkin farms – one of my very favorite fall family activities – have opened and plump orange pumpkins are dotting the town already.
Get cooking! ZisBoomBah has delicious pumpkin recipes your whole family will love.