October In-Season Guide for Ontario

Sep 20, 2016
October In-season Guide

With fall just starting, the availability of summer fruits is dwindling but there are still plenty of vegetables available at local markets, from corn to zucchini there are plenty of options to choose from!

Use this guide to help you determine: what is in-season currently, for tips on what to do with the products you are buying, and for options where to buy in-season local fruits and vegetables.

Check back often for new recipes and tips on preserving!

What’s in season?

Fruit

Vegetables

Apples

 Crabapples

Cranberries
Pears
Plums
Raspberries
Strawberries

Artichokes

Asian Vegetables
Beans
Beets
Bok Choy
Broccoli

Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower

Celery

Corn
Cucumber
Eggplant
Garlic
Leeks
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Onions

Parsnips
Peppers
Potatoes

Pumpkin
Radishes
Rapini
Rutabaga
Spinach
Sprouts
Squash
Sweet Potatoes
Tomatoes
Zucchini

Prepared Goods

Herbs

Honey
Maple syrup
Teas
Baked Goods
Jams
Vinegars
Wine, Beer, Cider, and Spirits
Flour
Nuts
 Grains

Basil
Chives
Chervil
Cilantro
Dill
Fennel
Lavender
Lemon Grass
Lovage

Marjoram
Mint
Oregano
Parsley
Rosemary
Sage
Savory
Tarragon
 Thyme

Meats + Dairy

From the Greenhouse

Meat
Cheese
Eggs

Tomatoes
Lettuce
Peppers
Cucumbers
Sprouts
 Mushrooms

How to Cook with In-Season Produce?

 Lunch

 Dinner

 Dessert

Shakshuka

Spinach and Eggs

Tomato Salad

Green Lovin’ Salad

Fiddlehead Omelet

Bruschetta

Cooked Shredded Cabbage

Carrot Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Beet Soup

Potato Leek Soup

Mushroom Soup

Meat and Potato Roti

Tender Beef Shoulder Roast

Garlicky Okra

Greenbelt Pizza

Leek, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quiche

Ginger Sesame Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Roasted Beets

Carrot Cake

Zucchini Bread

Apple Crisp

Stained Glass Cookies

Baklava

 Preserves

Pickled Cabbage

Pickled Green Tomatoes

Frozen Roasted Red Peppers

Frozen Fire Roasted Eggplant

Strawberry Jam

Where to Find In-Season Produce?

Farmers’ Markets On-Farm Markets Pick-Your-Own

– Andreea Nicoara

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