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What's in Season this Fall? Recipes and Full List

What's in Season this Fall? Recipes and Full List

A Full List of What's in Season

Apples | Artichokes | Arugula | Beets | Belgian Endive | Broccoli | Brussels Sprouts | Cabbage | Carrots | Cauliflower | Celery | Chard | Chiles | Cranberries | Edamame | Eggplant | Fennel | Figs | Garlic | Grapes | Green beans | Green onions | Herbs | Kale | Leeks | Lettuce | Limes | Okra | Onions | Parsnips | Pears | Peppers | Persimmons | Pomegranates | Potatoes | Pumpkins | Radishes | Shallots | Spinach | Sweet potatoes | Winter squash | Zucchini

One of my favorite things about fall is the delicious food. Cooler-weather staples like carrots, squash, onions, pumpkins and potatoes are all in season late summer through fall. I personally stock up on a variety of pears during this time as summer berries leave their peak harvesting season and become more expensive and less tasty.

October is a great time to start cooking soups, stews, sheet pan dinners and really taking advantage of that crockpot. Since October is also National Apple Month, you can read more about local orchards and get great recipes here.

Due to the fluctuating temperatures that are standard with a Missouri fall, we’ve included a good mix of lighter and heavier items. Nothing is worse than eating a warm and hearty soup when it’s 90 degrees out!

Recipes Based on What's in Season this Fall


Fig Salad: we have two different fig salad recipes depending on your personal preferences. To really take advantage of what’s in season this fall, use arugula or spinach as your salad base.

Fig, Prosciutto and Burrata Cheese Salad | Caramelized Fig, Orange and Feta Salad

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad: shredded brussel sprouts make a great salad base. The natural texture of brussel sprouts means you can really mix ingredients and ensure each bite has a good ratio of greens and toppings.

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples and Walnuts | Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry and Quinoa Salad

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Fig, Prosciutto and Burrata salad from Just a Taste


Bites: small appetizer bites are perfect for game days and get-togethers because they’re easy for people to put on their plate and don’t require extra utensils.

Cranberry and Brie Bites | Spinach Artichoke Cups |

Dips: who doesn’t love a good dip? Beyond your basic guac, fall is a great time for dips made with garlic, herbs and onions.

Smoked Gouda Pumpkin Dip | Roasted Garlic and Asiago Cheese Dip

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Cranberry Brie Bites from Kitchen Sanctuary

Main Course

Soups: I personally love how well soup travels and reheats for leftovers. Though we didn’t include chili on this list, we are still #teamchili.

Vegetable Beef Soup | Spinach and White Bean Soup | Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Sheet Pan Dinner: sheet pan dinners are a winner because they’re easy and require so little cleanup. Root vegetables like potatoes, carrots and onions roast especially well.

Maple Mustard Roasted Chicken | Pork Tenderloin Easy Sheet Pan Dinner

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Maple Mustard Roasted Chicken from The Chunky Chef


Grab and Go: Pumpkin, cinnamon, apple and caramel are all fall dessert staples. Beyond your basic pumpkin and pecan pie, check out these grab-and-go sweet treats.

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Rice Krispies | Maple Glazed Shortbread Cookies

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Maple Glazed Shortbread Cookies from Cooking Classy

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