The summer is fabulous time to enjoy the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables from your booming local farmer's markets. But as the seasons begin to change and autumn starts to roll in, we also have to start welcoming the changing produce. Knowing what's in season during the colder months is key and organizing and preparing your kitchen is extremely helpful in making that transition.
Keep it Local, Eat Seasonal
Because not of all us live in the perfect epicenter of an agricultural hub, make sure that you're choosing the fruits and vegetables that are in season for your regional climate. Make sure to source out your local farmer's markets to find the bulk of locally seasonal produce. This will ensure that the food you are eating hasn't travelled thousands of miles before reaching your plate and that you will be getting the freshest product possible.
Educate yourself on what is seasonal not only for this time of year, but also for your regional area.
Some of the biggest autumn contenders all around are:
Stock Up on Fall Flavors
In the summer, your kitchen may have been constantly filled with seasonal summer favorites like tomatoes, lemons, and zucchini. So why not do the same for fall? Make sure your kitchen is stocked with cans of pumpkin and beans, frozen winter squash, and plenty of warm spices, that way you'll be able to make fall goodies like pumping cookies and hot chili at a moment's notice.
If you've got a properly prepared and organized kitchen, you'll be able to whip up dozens of fall dishes without hesitations.
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