What's in Season in October

By Julie Wuellner and Grace Wood and Mackenzie Martinez
Updated on 05. Oct. 2020

Despite summer being over, October remains a great month for seasonal fruits and vegetables. Cooler fall weather makes way for everything from cabbages to beets, grapes, butternut squash, and of course the all mighty pumpkin to be in season. Depending on where you are in the country, you can also still find fruits like watermelon, figs and kiwi to be in season. EAT SMARTER has the full list of fruits, veggies & herbs for you.

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What's in Season in October

What’s in season in October? To help you keep track of all the wonderful options, we’ll show you everything that’s in season in October here in the US. Since seasonality varies slightly from state to state, we did our best to list the fruits, veggies & herbs that are in season in most states during this time. We are also linked lots of great recipes that you can make with each of the vegetables. 


If you’d like to learn more about the various fruits and vegetables, you can simply follow the links below to our ingredient articles where we’ve put together a comprehensive overview of health benefits, nutritional info, history and uses for each ingredient. We’ve also put together infographics to highlight each ingredient’s benefits and drawbacks.

Greens

Cabbage: Whether you’re enjoying it as a side dish or as the main course, cabbage is a delicious vegetable that can aid in digestion and also protect you from ulcers. Regardless of if you’re eating cabbage soup or trying it in a curry, this vegetable’s high fiber content is sure to keep you feeling full for a long time. Cabbage is filled with bioflavonoids, chlorophyll, indoles, and phenols to protect your cells and can help keep the skin looking young.  → all about cabbage.

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Chard: Chard used to be tremendously popular until other greens like spinach largely replaced the vegetable. Fortunately, in recent years chard has made a comeback in popularity due to its incredible health benefits. Chard is a great source of vitamin C, contains plenty of calcium to support healthy bones, and has more protein than most other vegetables. You can try steaming chard as a side dish for meat or fish, or you can eat it fresh as you would spinach. → all about chard.

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Cress: Tasty and versatile, garden cress is a favorite for many. While it might be small (aka a micro-green) it packs quite a nutritional punch. It’s a great source of vitamins, is heart-healthy, supports a healthy thyroid, and is even said to be especially good for breastfeeding mothers. Try sprinkling it over sandwiches, salads, soups, or scrambled eggs. → all about cress.

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Endive: Mache lettuce aka. lamb's lettuce is one of the most popular in the US for good reasons. Not only is it incredibly versatile and delicious, but it’s also packed with powerful nutrients that can help support skin, eye health, and even blood formation. It has a strong, peppery flavor that goes well in salads, especially when paired with a balsamic or raspberry vinaigrette. → all about endives. 

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Kale: Mache lettuce aka. lamb's lettuce is one of the most popular in the US for good reasons. Not only is it incredibly versatile and delicious, but it’s also packed with powerful nutrients that can help support skin, eye health, and even blood formation. It has a strong, peppery flavor that goes well in salads, especially when paired with a balsamic or raspberry vinaigrette. → all about kale. 

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Mache Lettuce: Mache lettuce aka. lamb's lettuce is one of the most popular in the US for good reasons. Not only is it incredibly versatile and delicious, but it’s also packed with powerful nutrients that can help support skin, eye health, and even blood formation. It has a strong, peppery flavor that goes well in salads, especially when paired with a balsamic or raspberry vinaigrette. → all about mache lettuce.

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