Green beans

What’s in season this September

In Eat well, Seasonal foods by Rebecca Comments

Ermahgerd it’s springtime! Spring’s the season of warm days + cool breezes, soups + salads, shirts + jeans, and other mild weather combinations that we all love.

Bold items are new additions from last month’s list.

September Fruits

Apples might be less abundant, but citrus fruits will shine – chow down on mandarins, oranges and grapefruit.

  • Cumquats
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Mandarins
  • Mangoes
  • Oranges
  • Papayas
  • Pineapples
  • Rhubarb
  • Tangelos

September Vegetables

Beans, asparagus, zucchini and more great veggies will be coming into season:

  • Artichokes
  • Asian greens
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Beans
  • Beetroot
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Zucchini

Why shop seasonally?

  1. It tastes better when we grow foods in their ideal climate
  2. They’ll pack more punch in the nutrient department
  3. It’s more likely that your food is local, so it’s fresher

Shopping seasonally is generally cheaper, more delicious, and better for the environment.

Image credit: Green beans by Sonja Langford