Eat Local. November.

November started with decent rain and cooler days. This means summer favorites like tomatoes are going to be disappearing soon. The wet weather forces farmers to pick tomatoes before the rain to prevent disease. Look for fall crops in local markets like apples, winter squash, persimmons and more.

Market availability varies by region. This is a general guide for Northern California based on Bay Area and Sacramento growers.

Summer Crops Making Their Exit

These selections are entering the last phase of their season so grab them while you can or wait until next year.

Eggplant
Peppers
Strawberries
Summer squash
Tomatoes

 

Fall Favorites

These selections are right at the peak or middle of their season so find them and try out some new recipes while availability is widespread.

Apples
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Celery
Chard
Kiwi
Lemons
Lettuce
Onions
Oranges
Pears
Persimmons
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Winter squash