Here's a great list of what produce is in season during October plus lots of healthy recipes to use the fresh produce.

October Seasonal Produce Guide

Written by Becky

October is a perfect month to commit to eating what’s in season and eating unprocessed foods. With so many yummy produce in season, you must commit a month just to enjoy all that the harvest has to offer.  Grab a box of apples at the market and make homemade apple sauce, try beet cookies, or carrot soup.  Farmers markets are like candy shops for me in the month of October… it can be sometimes overwhelming as to what all to bring home and what to do with it.  Here are some recipe ideas to get us all started off on the right foot this month.

Check the very bottom of this post for a FREE iPhone wallpaper to remind us all to eat fresh this month.


Sweet Potato, Apple, Turkey Chili

Salmon with Apple, Cucumber, Avocado Salsa

Apple Fennel Salad

Sweet Potato, Apple, Cranberry Saute with Hazelnuts

Peach Apple Sauce

Maple Walnut Apple Butter Oatmeal by The Lemon Bowl

Beet Apple Lemon Juice by Project Domestication

Beet and Goat Cheese Galette • #galette #beets


Heart Beet Vegan Sugar Cookies

Beet, Honey and Walnut Energy Cookies

Beet, Goat Cheese and Hazelnut Galette (pictured above)

Beet Berry Kale Smoothie Bowls

Beet Walnut Honey Dip

Beet Banana Raspberry Smoothie


Broccoli and Cheese Soup Recipe

Roasted and Charred Broccoli with Pasta (vegan)

Roasted Broccoli Stuffed Shells

Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli and Chicken with 3 grains

Healthy Broccoli Salad

Cheesy Baked Quinoa with Chicken and Broccoli

Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry


Thai Chicken Cabbage Wraps with Peanut Sauce by Floating Kitchen

Lean Grilled Hamburgers with Hot Sauce Cabbage Slaw by Cookin’ Canuck

Asian Cabbage Slaw with Mint and Scallions by The Lemon Bowl

Carrot Soup


Honey Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese

Carrot Cake Pancakes

Orange Sesame Sheet-Pan Salmon with Carrots and Green Beans

Butternut Squash, Carrot and Orange Soup (vegan and dairy free)

Classic Carrot Cake

Spanish Carrots with Fennel and Toasted Hazelnuts

Carrot and Date Bran Muffins

Creamy Carrot Soup with Crispy Chickpeas (dairy-free, pictured above)

Carrot Cake Cookies (vegan and gluten free)


Cauliflower Chickpea and Crispy Kale Tacos

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Quinoa Crusted Cauliflower Steaks

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Couscous Greek Salad


Slow Cooked Chicken with Roasted New Mexico Green Chilies

Green Chili Cream Cheese for Bagels by Project Domestication

Farro Risotto with Roasted Squash and Corn


Chicken Corn Chowder

Coconut Creamed Corn

Fresh Corn Cakes with Pulled Pork and Cherries

Sweet Potato Black Bean and Corn Salad

Farro Risotto with Squash and Corn (pictured above)

Blueberry Corn and Feta Salad


Greek Yogurt Cucumber Salad Dressing

Chinese Cucumber Salad

Tzatziki Chicken Salad

Cucumber and Chickpea Salad with Creamy Za’ahtar Dressing by Project Domestication

Quick Refrigerator Pickles by Mountain Mama Cooks


Eggplant Rollatini with Pancetta and Spinach by Kitchen Confidante

Quinoa Crusted Eggplant Parmesan by Kitchen Confidante

Grilled Eggplant with Corn Chimichurri by Kitchen Confidante

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Stacks by Flavor the Moments

Ratatouille Polenta Stacks by Project Domestication

Roasted Chicken and Grapes


Roasted Chicken and Grapes over Polenta (pictured above)

Roasted Grape and Walnut Rice Pilaf

Chicken Salad with Grapes and Almonds


Turkey Chili with Kale

One Pan Farro with Tomatoes Sausage and Kale

Kale Caesar Salad with Blueberries and Lemon Ricotta

Kale Chips

Kale and Black Bean Falafel

Kale and Collard Green Gratin (great for a Thanksgiving side-dish)

Kale and Coconut Chicken Salad

Simple Kale Salad


Vegan Sweet Potato, Mushroom, and Avocado Quesadillas

Sweet Potato Mushroom and Brussels Sprout Hash

Mushroom Lasagna

Wild Mushroom Buckwheat Kasha Recipe

Polenta with Sausage Chard and Oyster Mushrooms


Chocolate Pear Tartlets (pictured above)

Mashed Rutabaga with Ginger Roasted Pears

Pear Butter

Chopped Salad with Tomato, Avocado and Pear

Pumpkin Yogurt Waffle Recipe • #pumpkinrecipe #waffles


Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pie

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Maple Granola

Pumpkin Bread with Maple Icing

Pumpkin Yogurt Waffles (pictured above)

Pumpkin Oatmeal with Pecans

Pumpkin Caramel Sauce


Fava Bean and Fennel Risotto with Sautéed Radicchio

Spaghetti with Radicchio and Chèvre by Cafe Johnsonia


Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Radishes and Carrots (gluten free)

Quinoa Primavera with Radishes (gluten free)

Strawberry Pickled Radishes

Farro Pesto Salad with Edamame and Radishes

Radishes with Vegan Coconut Butter by Cafe Johnsonia

Sweet Potato, Sausage and Spinach Soup with Quinoa


Saag Paneer (gluten free)

Spinach Artichoke Pizza

Sweet Potato, Spinach, Sausage and Quinoa Soup (pictured above)

Spinach Artichoke Pasta

Veggie Nuggets with Easy Spinach Pesto 

Wheat Berry Salad with Spinach, Bacon, Pecans and Sun Dried Cherries

Summer Squash

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Roasted Veggies

Savory and Sweet Summer Squash Custard

Farro Risotto with Squash and Corn

Summer Squash Gratin by Project Domestication


One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes, Sausage, and Kale

Marinara Sauce for Canning

Freezer Tomato Sauce

Strawberry Tomato Dessert Sauce

Homemade Bolognese Sauce

Tomato Gravy

Here's a great version of zucchini bread and the recipe makes two big loaves.


Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Roasted Veggies

Greek and Italian Zucchini Noodle Salads

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hazelnut Zucchini Bread (pictured above)

Zucchini Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Quinoa Primavera with ZucchiniSave this Seasonal Produce image as your iPhone wallpaper to remember to eat healthy this month.

Comments (6)

  1. Glorious fall! I am so excited, by the end of the season I have my family sick of pumpkin and squash because I use it so much. To me, that means I was successful in making the most of the season. 😉

    I love your commitment to October Unprocessed. I totally forgot about it this year. Thanks for the reminder, friend.

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