October Produce

Acorn Squash

Available:
September, October

Health Benefits:

Contains Vitamin A and B-6, but is especially a good source of Vitamin C.  Helps to prevent hypertension, heart disease and osteoarthritis.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Acorn Squash
Squash Soup

Apples

Available:

August, September, October, November

Health Benefits:

Great source of vitamins and anti-oxidants which help prevent cancers and provide high amounts of energy.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Apple Pie
Sauteed Apples

Basil

Available:

May through November

Health Benefits:

Contains many essential nutrients, minerals and vitamins that are required for optimum health.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Basil Shrimp
Garlic & Basil Pesto

Beets

Available:

August, September, October, November

Health Benefits:

Great for your cardiovascular health due to their antioxidants that lower cholesterol and have anti-aging effects.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Beets on the Grill
Roasted Beets with Feta

Broccoli

Available:

August, September, October

Health Benefits:

A storehouse of many nutrients, this helps prevent against many forms of cancer.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Broccoli Stuffing
Broccoli Slaw

Brussels Sprouts

Available:

October, November

Health Benefits:

A nutricious vegetable that should be considered for weight reduction programs due to its low calorie count.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Brussels Spouts Gratin

Butternut Squash

Available:

September, October

Health Benefits:

Large producer of Vitamin A, which is essential for optimum eye-sight.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Butternut & Acorn Squash Soup
Butternut Squash Soup

Cabbage

Available:

July through November

Health Benefits:

Fresh source of natural anti-oxidants, which can help the body fight off disease.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Creamed Cabbage
Barbecued Cabbage

Carrots

Available:

August, September, October

Health Benefits:

Great for maintaining eye health and for reproduction development.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Herb Roasted Vegetables
Carrot Soup

Cauliflower

Available:

July, September, October

Health Benefits:

Helps to build your immune system for fighting off bacteria.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Herb Roasted Vegetables
Cauliflower Popcorn

Giant Kohlrabi

Available:

July, August, October

Health Benefits:

Rich in Vitamin B and helps with metabolism in your system.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Kohlrabi Slaw
Kohlrabi Bread

Grapes

Available:

September, October

Health Benefits:

Contains rich antioxidants that have been found to protect against cancert, heart disease Alzheimer’s disease and common infections.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies
Special Grapes

Hubbard Squash

Available:

September, October

Health Benefits:

High volumes of niacin and Vitamin B6.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Super Squash
Summerly Squash

Kale

Available:

July through November

Health Benefits:

Rich source of minerals like copper, calcium and iron – all of which help to form red blood cells.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Kale Slaw
Mediterranean Kale

Leeks

Available:

September, October

Health Benefits:

The leefy stem contains a wonderful combination of vitamins, which the leek itself has large amounts of folic acid.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Leek Dip
Potato Leek Soup III

Onions

Available:

June through November

Health Benefits:

The compound here helps to reduce blood pressure and risk of coronary artery disease.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Caramelized Onions
Blooming Onion

Pears

Available:

September, October

Health Benefits:

Great source of dietary fiber.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Pear Vinaigrette
Pear Relish

Potatoes

Available:

August, September, October

Health Benefits:

Great natural source of both soluble and insoluble fibers.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Southern Green Beans
Potato Leek Soup III

Pumpkins

Available:

September, October

Health Benefits:

Storehouse of many anti-oxidant vitamins.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin Pancakes

Radishes

Available:

June through November

Health Benefits:

Very filling, while not having a high calorie count and greatly assists with digestion.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Sauteed Radishes
Simple Cucumber and Radish Salad

Raspberries

Available:

July, September, October

Health Benefits:

The anti-oxidant combination present here plays a role against cancer, inflammation and neuro-degenerative diseases.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Raspberry Sauce
Raspberry Ribbons

Spaghetti Squash

Available:

September, October

Health Benefits:

Packed full with vitamins that work well together when in your system to boost your body’s fight against cancer.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Sweetened Spaghetti Squash
Chicken Paprika with Spaghetti Squash

Summer Squash

Available:

June through November

Health Benefits:

Richly filled with copper and manganese, this is arguably one of the best foods you can eat for your personal health.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Summer Squash Puffs
Summer Squash Chicken Alfredo

Sweet Dumpling Butternut Kobocha Squash

Available:

September, October

Health Benefits:

High volumes of niacin and Vitamin B6.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Winter Squash Rolls
Vegan Japanese Winter Squash and Leek Soup

Tomatoes

Available:

August, September, October

Health Benefits:

A true “super-food”, tomatoes provide a nutrient dense product that prevents many chronic diseases.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes
Tomato, Corn and Avocado Salsa

Turnips

Available:

September, October

Health Benefits:

Decreases the risk of diabetes and heart disease while promoting a healthy complexion and increasing energy

Our Favorite Recipes:
Turnip Bake
Caramelized Turnips

Zucchini

Available:

June through November

Health Benefits:

High level of anti-oxidants which assist in weight reduction and cholesterol control issues.

Our Favorite Recipes:
Zucchini Pickles
Blueberry Zucchini Bread