What's in Season?

Winter, spring, summer, and fall each offer their own unique fruits and vegetables for distinct seasonal flavor. Learn to choose and use each season's best.

In Season: Fall

From apples to sweet potatoes, autumn's bumper crop of fruits and vegetables offer a range of intense flavors and substantial textures.

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Healthy Fall Produce

Fall Produce Guide

When the air turns cool and the trees blaze with color, it's time to fill up your basket and taste the autumn harvest.

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Perfect Pear

Pear Types

What's not to adore about fall's most luscious fruit?

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Ripe Fall Pears

Cooking with Pears

Fall is the season for pears, and from cocktails to salads, we’re dishing on all the best ways to enjoy every last drop of the sweet bounty.

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Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipes

In Season: Pumpkin

Make the most of this nutritious squash.

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Pumpkin Pie Shake recipe

Cooking with Pumpkin

Taste autumn with these delicious pumpkin recipes. This seasonal squash is great in both savory and sweet dishes.

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Apples

Guide to Apples

Fall is the prime season to sample the wonderfully diverse array of apples.

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French Toast with Maple-Apple Compote Recipes

Our Best Apple Recipes

Fall's apple abundance is a great blessing to the cook. We match varieties to recipes that highlight their unique character.

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Sweet Potatoes

Guide to Sweet Potatoes

This tuber combines sweet, earthy undertones with a wealth of nutrients.

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Maple-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Recipes

From simple mashes to casseroles, gratins, and pies, check out our best sweet potato recipes.

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Kale

Guide to Kale

Kale’s somewhat bitter flavor shines when raw, baked, sautéed, or stewed.

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Farfalle with Sausage, Cannellini Beans, and Kale Recipe

23 Kale Recipes

Bursting with nutrients, kale makes a tasty addition to soups, casseroles, or even simply sautéed as a side dish.

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Facts About Fennel

Fennel Recipes

Use this licorice-flavored member of the parsley family in a variety of tasty (and healthy) recipes.

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In Season: Mushrooms

In Season: Mushrooms

Find out more about our favorite fungi.

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Beef and Broccoli Bowl

Cooking with Broccoli

Don’t miss out on our favorite ways to incorporate more broccoli into your healthy diet.

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Beets

Guide to Beets

Fresh beets offer great earthy flavor, meaty texture, and color—from golden yellow to deep purple.

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Rustic Grape Tart

In Season: Grapes

Beyond beauty and flavor, grapes pack a healthy punch.

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In Season: Cranberries

How to choose, use, and store this traditional holiday favorite.

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Broccoli with Green Bean and Tomato

Guide to Broccoli

This vibrant green vegetable is a nutrient star with wide appeal.

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All-Star Medley of Leeks

All-Star Medley of Leeks

Try adding leeks to risottos, salads, gratins, and stews. You'll be glad you did.

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It's all downhill—in ease and versatility—when you cook with butternut squash.

Butternut Squash

Enjoy the versatile squash in both savory and sweet dishes.

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Fennel

Guide to Fennel

With the flavor of sweet anise, fennel is divine raw or cooked.

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The Beauty of Beets

Cooking with Beets

Enjoy our favorite beet recipes for dishes with earthy flavor and great meaty texture.

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Table in a walnut grove

Walnut Harvest

The annual walnut harvest is cause for celebration for this California family.

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Quince

In Season: Quince

Try this romantically fragrant fruit that’s equally at home in sweet and savory preparations.

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