What’s in Season? October Fruits and Veggies

The fall season is in full effect now that we’ve entered into the month of October. It’s my favorite time of the year. The weather is cooling off, the leaves are changing, and pumpkin flavored everything is on all the shelves. There’s nothing better than the changing of the seasons to fall and most North Carolinians love all the food at harvest time.

So in today’s post, we’re covering all of the best produce that’s currently in season for October around these parts. All produce is different, depending on where it’s grown, so they’ll hit their peaks at different times. Here’s what you’ll typically find at local grocery stores and farmer’s markets. Do you have an event coming up and need affordable Raleigh caterers? Call Catering by Design. You’ll love our prices, customer service, and menu selections.
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Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables for October

Here’s the list of fruits and vegetables that are in season for October around North Carolina:


  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Raspberries
  • Figs
  • Pears
  • Pistachios
  • Pomegranate
  • Almonds
  • Chestnuts
  • Walnuts
  • Persimmons
  • Quinces
  • Lemons


  • Artichokes
  • Basil
  • Cabbages
  • Chard
  • Winter squash
  • Beets
  • Turnips
  • Radish
  • Yams
  • Eggplant
  • Lots of peppers
  • Sweet corn
  • Pumpkin

Other fall vegetables include fresh beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, celery root, daikon, garlic, greens, arugula, kale, parsnip, sweet potatoes, rutabaga, and more.

If you need a few additional resources on where to buy the freshest fruits and vegetables this fall, we found a really good place to look. Here is a directory of all the NC Farmers Markets. All you have to do is select your county and click submit. Then you’ll be taken to a list of all the great places to buy farm fresh produce.

We hope this post will help you plan the best meals for your friends and family this October. If you need more fun food ideas, be sure to visit back with our blog soon for great recipes, food and cooking tips, and more.

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