Fresh eats!

Published in Weight Management Author: Alyssa Monson

Have you ever tasted a fresh picked strawberry? How about bitten into a juicy ripe tomato fresh from the garden? If you have, you may have noticed the difference between those and the produce you purchase at the grocery store.

I know, we live in Minnesota and unfortunately eight months of the year we live in a barren tundra. OK, yes that is an exaggeration. But half of the year, local fresh fruits and vegetables are not available. This forces us to pay a premium for underwhelming produce that has traveled many, many miles in a shipping container.

To save money and entice your taste buds, check out the in-season fruits and vegetable list at Minnesota Grown.

Fall produce

Fruits
  • Apples
  • Cantaloupe
  • Grapes
  • Honeydew
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Watermelon
Orange Vegetables
  • Carrots
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Winter squash
Dark Green Vegetables
  • Arugula
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Collard greens
  • Dark green leafy
  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Mesclun
  • Mustard greens
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Turnip greens
  • Watercress
Starchy and Other Vegetables
  • Bean sprouts
  • Beets
  • Bell peppers
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Celery root
  • Celeriac
  • Chicory
  • Cucumbers
  • Daikon
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Radishes
  • Rutabaga
  • Shallots
  • Summer squash
  • Sweet corn
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Wax beans
  • Zucchini