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Seasonal Snapshot: What Is in Season in October

Seasonal Snapshot: What Is in Season in October

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!)


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

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:

  • Breakfast: Blackberry, pistachio and coconut parfaits
  • Lunch: Chicken apple salad with maple vinaigrette
  • Dinner: Autumn-spiced tacos with butternut squash and black beans
  • Dessert: Homemade walnut butter with pear slices

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