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October 03, 2016 / Amy Height

Seasonal Snapshot: What Is in Season in October

Butternut squash salad

Eating with the seasons is not only great for your body and the planet; it’s also a terrific tool for the budget-conscious home cook. If you’re looking for some seasonal cooking inspiration—and happen to live in the US, Canada or elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere—here’s a little peek at what is in season in October.

(Pro tip: Search for these ingredients on the PlateJoy Meal Queue to find recipes that showcase them!)

Fruit

Apples
Blackberries
Figs
Pears

Vegetables

Artichokes
Root vegetables like beets, carrots, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas and sweet potatoes
Bok choy
Cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cabbage and broccoli
Winter squash, like kabocha and acorn
Pumpkin

Try some of our favorite autumn recipes! 

Warm up and get into the fall spirit with some of this month’s featured PlateJoy meals. You'll find them in your Meal Queue:

To make the most of the fall season - and eat in line with nature - consider making the ingredients above the focal point of your meals. Not only will it be more affordable to work these in at this time of year, seasonal produce requires much less work to get maximum flavor.

Amy Height
Holistic Nutritionist @ From the Ground Up Wellness

Amy Height is the founder of From the Ground Up Wellness, a holistic nutrition practice where she specializes in plant-based nutrition and helping her clients combat food addiction. She completed her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she received her certification in the Health Coach Training Program. She is a triathlete and CrossFitter with a passion for all things outdoors. By night, Amy stage manages Broadway musicals and she frequently travels North America seeking out the best vegan restaurants and the best run courses. Follow her on Instagram or check out her blog for recipe and wellness ideas.

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