You know those projects that are supposed to be quick and easy but turn out to be anything but? Story of my life. It was definitely the case with this guide to September produce. Of course, I picked one of the most abundant months to get started!
I’m excited to get the ball rolling on this new monthly series about seasonal produce. I designed the series for my mom, who hesitates at the farmers’ market when she’s not sure what to do with that beautiful local produce at home. It’s also for Dana, who uses seasonal lists to plan upcoming blog recipes but mentioned that none of them are particularly attractive. It’s for all of you who requested more seasonal recipes and resources when I asked how to make this website work better for you.
Naturally, produce peaks at different times in different areas of the U.S., so this is a general guide to the produce you’ll likely find at farmers’ markets around this time of year. You’ll find some short preparation tips for each type of produce, plus recipe lists for each (which include other bloggers’ recipes as well as my own).
I owe a BIG thank you to Becky at The Vintage Mixer, for letting me base this resource on her “Eat Seasonal” monthly seasonal produce lists. Check out her September post for a cute, illustrated list that you can download to use as a desktop background or screensaver (it’s free!). Tag your seasonal produce and recipe pics #eatseasonal on Instagram so we can go check them out!
So, ta da! I hope you like this new series. I am, of course, open to suggestions for improvement, and if you like it, you can look forward to seasonal posts published around the first of every month!