What is in season in right now? This November Seasonal Produce Guide shows you what is in season, the nutritional value and our favorite ways to prepare them!
November Produce Guide
November is known for its chilling breezes and cozy nights, but there’s still plenty of fresh produce that you can enjoy during this first real month of winter! So light up a fire and turn on a familiar favorite while you’re enjoying November’s bounty! Winter squashes, apples, pears and root vegetables are just a few of the great options that are going to be ready to harvest.
I’ve laid out some examples and recipes for the delicious fruits and veggies that are going to be in abundance during November. You can enjoy many of these options in different forms, so whether you want to make your fresh produce a side dish or the star of the show, I can help you find a way to take advantage of your garden right now!
Don’t forget to take your family out apple picking this fall! Apples are a signature fall fruit and there’s so many delicious ways to prepare them, you won’t be able to pick just one! Let your little ones help out and pick their own fresh fruit for a fun family activity.
Apples have known health benefits, so you know you’re making a good choice whenever you’re enjoying them. Apples are high in fiber, antioxidants and they also improve your gut health. Try a Kale Apple Salad for a healthy lunch- this salad is packed with nutrients!
- Apple Bacon Cheddar Panini
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spiced Apples
- Caramel Smothered Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes
Brussels Sprouts are a nutrition powerhouse and they’re perfectly ripe in November! Brussels Sprouts contain protein, fiber and numerous vitamins and minerals. Brussels sprouts can be prepared in numerous different ways, and every single one is delicious!
- Blackened Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Skillet
- Penne with Brussels Sprouts and Parmesan
- Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Cranberries are a great choice for a tart, yet sweet, treat. Cranberries aid in anti-inflammation, urinary tract health and contain digestive benefits. Fresh or dried, you’re going to get health benefits from this tangy fruit!
- Cranberry Pineapple Spice Tea
- Keto Cranberry Cheesecake Bars
- Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
Kale is a delicious winter vegetable that can be enjoyed raw or cooked. A Kale Salad is super satisfying and filling for a chilly day’s lunch. Kale is loaded with vitamins, potassium and folate. It’s called a super food for a reason!
Mushrooms are an amazing winter vegetable! Mushrooms are known to decrease your chance of cancer, promote brain health and lower your cholesterol! I really can’t get enough mushrooms- this list of the Best Mushroom Recipes will give you even more ideas on how to enjoy them!
I can’t get enough pumpkin during the chilly months, and I know I’m not the only one! Pumpkins are high in Vitamin A, Lutein and contain elements that help aid your immune system! After you carve your pumpkins in October, be sure to Roast your Pumpkin Seeds for a delicious and nutritious snack.
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies
- Low Carb Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
- Pumpkin Chia Pudding
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
There are several types of root vegetables that are getting ripe around November. Parsnips, turnips, beets and carrots are all going to be coming in nicely around this time. Enjoy in soups, stews or roasted!
Sweet potatoes are a delicious treat, but especially during this time of year! Sweet potatoes are very nutritious- they contain high levels of vitamins and minerals and fiber. They also support healthy vision and aid in your immune system.
Swiss chard is a fantastic winter food! It contains high levels of fiber, antioxidants and Vitamin K. It’s also known to aid in blood sugar problems! Learn how to prepare it with my guide on How to Cook Swiss Chard or enjoy Parmesan Eggs with Bacon and Swiss Chard!
There are so many delicious varieties of winter squash that are ripening up just in time for November! Prepare your garden by reading this guide on How to Grow Butternut Squash. Look for fresh acorn squash, spaghetti squash or kabocha squash!