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What’s in season? Fruits & Veggies to Eat in Fall

Eating seasonally encourages you to vary what you eat and purchase produce that simply tastes better because it’s at its peak ripeness. What’s more, when you’re eating in accordance with nature you can purchase locally and support your community as well. Here’s an easy list to get you through the fall season. You can also check out Foodland Ontario’s seasonal produce guide for a yearly breakdown of what to buy.



  • Apples (Oct-Dec) – for a guide to apple-picking in the GTA, click HERE
  • Crabapples (Oct-Nov)
  • Cranberries (Oct-Nov)
  • Pears (Oct-Dec)
  • Plums (Oct)
  • Raspberries (Oct)
  • Strawberries (Oct)


  • Artichoke (Oct)
  • Asian vegetables such as Bok Choy, Nappa, Mustard Cabbage, Water Spinach and Chinese Broccoli (Oct-Nov)
  • Beans (Oct)
  • Beets (Oct-Dec)
  • Broccoli (Oct)
  • Brussels Sprouts (Oct-Nov)
  • Cabbage (Oct-Dec)
  • Carrots (Oct-Dec)
  • Cauliflower (Oct-Nov)
  • Celery (Oct)
  • Corn (Oct)
  • Cucumber (Oct)
  • Eggplant  (Oct)
  • Garlic (Oct-Dec)
  • Leeks (Oct-Dec)
  • Lettuce (Oct)
  • Mushrooms (Oct-Nov)
  • Yellow Onions (Oct-Dec)
  • Green Onions (Oct-Nov)
  • Red Onions (Oct-Dec)
  • Parsnips (Oct-Dec)


As the warm weather fades away, your local farmer’s markets may be packing up for the year, but that’s no reason to stop buying local produce. Use’s list of year-round markets to find an option that works for you. Supporting local farmers means the fruits and veggies you eat have traveled less, have been picked fresh and are of a higher quality than what you’d typically find in store.



Another wonderful option that takes the guesswork out of buying seasonal is a home delivery service. With varying prices, free shipping and customizable orders, delivery of fresh fruits and veggies from a service such as Mama Earth means you get consistent access to good quality produce without having to put much thought into it.



Now that you’ve bought all the local goodies on your seasonal shopping list, it’s time to start creating healthy and fresh meals for your family. Here are some of our favourite fall recipes to put those groceries to good use and keep you warm as the colder months roll in.