What is in season in right now? This October Seasonal Produce Guide shows you what is in season, the nutritional value and our favorite ways to prepare them!
October Seasonal Produce
Are you curious as to what is in season during October? Or you’re wondering what you need to pick from your garden? October is when you can really start to see the harvest of the fall season beginning. This month, you can look forward to fresh pumpkin, blackberries, cabbage and much more!
Below you will find different examples of fresh October Seasonal Produce, and different ways to use them in your kitchen! I’ll have recipes for every fruit or vegetable, so you can get creative with all the ways you can incorporate them into your family’s meals this October!
Apples are synonymous with fall and for good reason. Apples during this season are going to be plump, juicy and absolutely delicious. While you can usually find apples in the grocery store year round, you could also go out and pick your own right now!
Apples are rich in antioxidants and fiber, and have been known to decrease your likelihood for diabetes and heart conditions. Apples also boost your gut health! Enjoy Pumpkin Spiced Apples, Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal or an Apple Bacon Cheddar Panini. Here are some more delicious apple recipes:
- Chocolate Stuffed Baked Apples
- Caramel Smothered Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes
- Apple Pie Donuts
- Peanut Butter Honey Apple Crisp
While blackberries may seem like a summer fruit, blackberries can be enjoyed fresh from August to October! So take advantage of your last chance to enjoy these juicy berries for the year. Blackberries are high in vitamin C, manganese, fiber and vitamin K, so they’re a great choice!
While most of us may be used to being able to enjoy broccoli year round, it will give the best flavor during the winter months. Just in time for Broccoli Cheddar Soup! Broccoli is a super versatile vegetable, whether it’s the star of the dish or a humble side dish. Baked, roasted, in the Air Fryer– you really can’t go wrong with this vegetable! Check out this list of the Best Broccoli Recipes for fun ways you can enjoy this veggie tonight! Broccoli is high in vitamin K, phosphorous and calcium, so it’s the perfect choice to boost your nutrients this fall.
- Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
- Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Rice
- Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Hot Pocket
- Beef and Broccoli
Brussels sprouts have gotten a bad reputation, but it’s so undeserved! Brussels sprouts are super nutritious as well as being perfectly delicious- you just need to prepare them correctly! Rich in antioxidants, fiber and vitamins and minerals, you can never go wrong with incorporating this yummy vegetable into your dinner rotation.
- Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
- Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- Crispy Brussels Sprouts Fried Rice
- Perfect Roasted Brussels Sprouts
I am a cabbage fiend- I’ve never found a cabbage recipe I didn’t like! Cabbage is known for showing benefits for your skin, eye health, blood pressure and digestion. It’s naturally low carb and can be enjoyed in a number of different ways! If you’re new to growing cabbage, check out my guide. Try this vegetable in Cabbage Roll Soup, Bacon Wrapped Cabbage or Pork Chops with Cabbage.
- Cajun Chicken Sausage and Cabbage Skillet
- Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon
- Cheesy Cabbage Casserole
- Sausage and Cabbage Foil Packs
Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables! Cauliflower is known now for being in everything- there’s a reason! It’s super delicious! Cauliflower is high in fiber, B vitamins and choline. I use cauliflower so much, I made a list of my Favorite Cauliflower Recipes! Cauliflower can be used in unexpected ways- as a risotto, mashed or even in Shrimp and Grits!
- Air Fryer Cauliflower
- Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
- Loaded Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Casserole
- Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole
While you may think of November and December as the time for this fruit, cranberries are also delicious during October! Pick when they’re red and firm for a perfectly tart and sweet flavor. Cranberries reduce inflammation, keep your digestive tract running and also have heart health benefits!
- Low Carb Cranberry Sauce
- Cranberry Bread
- Cranberry Orange Smoothie
- Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
Listen- pumpkin is a way of life in our house and I will not apologize for it! Pumpkin is the ultimate fall vegetable and is one of my absolute favorites. You can use pumpkin in so many ways and it’s just always so, so good. Each bite really gives you the flavor of fall! You can puree your own pumpkin and then roast the seeds yourself! Enjoy Pumpkin Chia Pudding with a Pumpkin Spice Latte to sip on! Check out my list of my Favorite Pumpkin Recipes for more great ideas on how to cook with pumpkin!
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Granola
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Sweet potatoes are wonderful at any time of the year, but especially around October! Sweet potatoes are more nutritious than traditional white potatoes, containing vitamins, minerals and fiber. You make sweet potatoes in the Air Fryer or enjoy on a tostada!