If you have been growing produce of your own, or even if you enjoy the outings to pick fruits and vegetables on your own, there are many tasty items to either start or continue picking this month. Some fruits still available include raspberries, grapes, apples and late apples. Other vegetables include carrots, tomatoes and beetroot. And, of course, this is one of the best months to go pick those pumpkins for Halloween!
There are several other fruits and vegetables that can still be harvested in October, even though some of them may not be still available in large amounts if they have already been growing for several months. Some of these include corn, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, bananas, avocados, celery, cranberries, melons, mushrooms, okra, and potatoes.
Some of these are specific to certain regions, though the most popular items of October, as fall begins, include pumpkins and gourds. Consider the thousands of pumpkins that you likely have available near you, or at least within a close drive. This is so helpful for many things coming up over the next couple of months. You will be able to complete some incredible carved pumpkins for your Halloween décor. They will also be available to continue ripening for tasty fresh pumpkin pies and other fall recipes.
Even more so, the incredible number of fresh produce that can be picked this month allow for some of the tastiest recipes available at home. It allows for fresh cooking even more so than the excessive heat of the summer eliminating the ability to pick quality, fresh produce. You can take advantage of access to local farms and trips to pick your own produce rather than paying the higher prices applied at the grocery store.