October means fall festivals, Halloween happenings, and pumpkin flavored everything! It means you will find leafy greens like spinach and arugula next to the root veggies at the farmer’s market. It also signifies a change in season and when the seasons change, so do the foods you can find that are raised or grown right here in Arizona. There is a wide range of locally grown produce, dairy, poultry, and meat available to fill your family’s plate whether you are shopping at the farmer’s market or right in your local grocery store. When you focus on eating locally grown, in season options you get the most nutritional value for your food dollar.
Here are some great ways to fill your plate with what’s in season in October.