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As the temperature begins to drop and the weather gets cooler, your produce choices are heating up. These delicious foods are a perfect excuse to do some cooking on a cool fall night! The following foods can easily be found at your local farmers market or in your local grocery store.

  1. Apples- harvest season: August-November
  2. Brussels sprouts harvest season: September-March
  3. Parsnips- harvest season: October-April
  4. Pears- harvest season: August-February
  5.  harvest season: October-February
  6. Pumpkin- harvest season: October-February
  7. Sweet potatoes September-December
  8. Turnips- harvest season: September-April
  9. Pomegranates- harvest season: August-December
  10. Grapefruit- harvest season: September-April

The two most popular fall foods are pumpkins and apples. Here are some interesting facts about both foods:

PUMPKINS

  • The top pumpkin production states are Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California
  • Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A
  • Pumpkins are used for feed for animals
  • Pumpkins are used to make soups, pies and breads
  • Pumpkins originated in Central America
  • Pumpkins range in size from less than a pound to over 1,000 pounds
  • The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed over 1,140 pounds
  • Pumpkins are 90 percent water
  • Pumpkins are a fruit
  • Pumpkin seeds can be roasted as a snack

Pumpkin cake recipe

Pumpkin muffins recipe

APPLES

  • Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie
  • 7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world
  • Apples are fat, sodium and cholesterol free
  • One apple has five grams of fiver
  • The pilgrims planted the first United States apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Apples are a member of the rose family
  • The largest apple picked weighed three pounds
  • Apples are grown in all 50 states
  • Apple tress take four to five years to produce their first fruit

Apple butter recipe

Apple cider recipe

Not only are these foods delicious but they’re good for you too! So make a trip to your local grocery store or farmers market and pick up some of these delicious fall foods. Go home, and make some delicious foods and memories with your family!

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