In Season: Autumn

30 Sep

I go to our local farmers market, Detroit’s Eastern Market, usually once a week. There, I can usually just peruse and see what the farmers are offering and get a good idea of what’s in season at the time. It’s a real treat to eat and prepare fresh, seasonal produce and to be able to purchase it from those who grew it. I wanted to have a reference guide so I put together this list of what is in season in the Autumn in Michigan.

The Belle Isle Bridge and field across from our loft circa 2010 (pre-construction).

Through September: 

  • Arugula
  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Chard
  • Corn
  • Grapes
  • Green Beans
  • Green Onions
  • Melons: Watermelons, Cantaloupes
  • Nectarines
  • Plums
  • Parsley
  • Peaches
  • Peppers (Sweet)
  • Raspberries

Try one of these former posts and make the most of the last day of September:

Pasta Lemon Cream Sauce with Salmon (arugula, leeks, zucchini) and Roasted Potato Leek Soup (arugula, leeks, thyme).

Through October:

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Herbs (Various)
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce (Various)
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes
  • Shelling Beans
  • Spinach
  • Squash (Summer)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

There is lots to look forward to this time of year! Halloween is nearing, as is our annual costume party. Let’s not forget all the lovely fall produce coming in. Check out these former posts for some ideas on what to do with it all:

Italian Wedding Soup (broccoli, leeks, kale), Pumpkin Pancakes with Cran-Pom Maple Syrup and Sirloin w/Teriyaki Broth (sweet potatoes, leeks, Daikon radish)

Through November:

  • Apples
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac/Celery Root
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Greens (Various)
  • Kale
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Rutabaga
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Squash (Winter)
  • Turnips

A couple previous posts for your enjoyment:

Grammy’s Chicken Pot Pie (apple, carrots, celery) and Good Luck Chow Mein (cabbage, carrots, celery, sugar snap peas).

Find out what’s in season in your area by visiting the Sustainable Table website.

Ducks hanging in the creek at Franklin Cider Mill in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

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