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What to Harvest in the Fall for a Bountiful Feast of Fruits and Veggies

Fall is such an amazing time of year! The weather gets cooler, the leaves get crisper, and there are so many things to harvest. Fall is a great time to harvest things because it isn’t as hot outside so it’s easier to spend your time outdoors harvesting all of your fruit or vegetables. Here are some of the best things to harvest in the fall for a bountiful feast of fruits and veggies!

Apples

Apple cider, apple pie, and caramel apples. The essence of fall. There are so many things to make from apples, the possibilities are endless. Bake the apples, eat them raw, or dehydrate them. They’re good no matter what you do. You really can’t go wrong with apples, everyone will love them. 

Cranberries

Nothing says fall like a cranberry salad or cranberry jelly. Cranberries are a holiday favorite. They’re small and tart and can add a little zing to any Fall or holiday dish. Dried cranberries make a delicious and healthy snack too. You’ll love having that little bite of zest in any dish. Cranberries also make savory dishes taste great. Top off some chicken with some cranberries and you’ll have an amazing flavor combination.

Brussels Sprouts

Brussel sprouts are closely related to broccoli and cabbage. They taste like a combination of the two vegetables. Use some olive oil and garlic to caramelize your brussels sprouts for an amazing dish. It pairs wonderfully with some pancetta and parmesan cheese. Carrots and beets make a great addition to any brussels sprout dish. 

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Butternut Squash

Make some creamy, thick, rich, and delicious butternut squash soup. This meal will no doubt warm your soul and fill your tummy. It’s a wonderful dish to have on a crisp Fall evening. Butternut squash also tastes great in a salad or simply roasted for a side dish. Add some garlic and parmesan cheese to spice up the butternut squash in an amazing way. 

Acorn Squash

Acorn squash has a unique shape that makes eating it fun! You can’t go wrong with simply roasting it and eating it with a fork right out of the rind. Put butter and brown sugar inside the squash to make a salty and sweet flavor you’ll never forget. Acorn squash might look a little funny, but it sure tastes good. This is one of the best things to eat when you harvest in the Fall.

Green Beans

Green beans are amazing. Boil them in some water and put a big pad of butter on top with some salt and you’ve got yourself an amazing side to any dish. They’re healthy and they add a bright green color to a boring plate. Put them in salads, or eat them plain. It doesn’t matter because it’ll taste good no matter what.

Summing Up

Now is a great time to get excited about everything you can harvest in the fall. From sweet fruits, to green vegetables. You’ll love having all of these things to harvest to make your dinner plate have a variety of flavors and colors. Your food will taste even more delicious because you grew it yourself with hard work and determination.

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Denali Gillen

I am a farmer’s wife living a farmer’s life. I love having wide open spaces and plenty of space to raise a family. Making the most out of outdoor spaces is something I never get tired of!

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