‘Tis the season for pumpkins, spice, and everything nice. The transition from summer to autumn is truly bittersweet, for summer is my favorite time of the year to eat in season fruits and vegetables. But who doesn’t love the smell of fall spices in the air? I’m personally a huge fan of the boots and sweater combo, although Floridians don’t get to experience the crispness of fall quite like New Englanders do.
As always, the change in seasons comes with a change of sustainable in season produce choices. Say goodbye to watermelon and hello to cranberries! Here are a list of the fruits and vegetables that are sustainable choices for the fall season.
In addition, it’s always a good idea to shop for your produce locally, as typically these products will be in season and are responsible for less transportation emissions!
This is my first autumn practicing an eco-friendly lifestyle, so I’m excited to see the challenges and surprises the season brings. A great way to make your eating habits more sustainable is to cook your own food! Take out and quick service food tends to come with a lot of packaging and disposable plastics, plus big corporate companies don’t usually get their food from local suppliers.
And remember, if you’re one of those people who is obsessed with pumpkin spice lattes, PLEASE use a reusable cup!