Produce is considered “in season” when it is at its peak flavor or peak harvest time. In-season fruits and vegetables can be categorized into each season of the year: winter, spring, summer and fall. Eating seasonally means consuming foods during this peak time, as they are harvested during their natural growing season.
Seasonal eating is beneficial to your health, your wallet and your tastebuds. Shopping seasonal produce saves you money at the grocery store or farmers’ market. You also will enjoy fresher and more flavorful food.
In Tennessee, fall produce is available from September to November. Remember, fall flavors go beyond pumpkin spice!