October in NC: What’s in Season?

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Eating seasonally has many potential benefits, including fresher produce, more affordable prices, and the option to eat produce grown closer to home. That said, if you didn’t grow up with a garden, you may not know what is in season and what isn’t. That’s okay — we’re here to help!

Check out the list below to learn about some of the deliciously mouth watering produce you may find at farmers’ markets or farm stands near you in NC during the month of October.

seasonal produce list

A list of seasonal produce in NC during the month of October, including apples, beets, bokchoy, cabbage, cherry tomatoes, collards, cucumbers, greens, Indian corn, kale, lettuce, muscadines, mushrooms, mustard greens, napa cabbage, pears, persimmons, pumpkins, radishes, snow peas, spinach, tomatoes, turnips

Check out some recipes that use October produce below!

Goat Cheese and Honey Apple Rings

Beet and Carrot Salad

Beet and Lentil Salad

Cucumber Yogurt Dip 

Kale and Napa Cabbage Slaw

Muscadine Recipes

Pumpkin Apple Soup

Radish Recipes

To learn more about farmers markets and farms in the Alamance County area, visit our Alamance County Local Foods Website.

The NC Department of Agriculture has provided a more exhaustive NC seasonality chart

A chart showing produce in-season by month in NC

What’s in Season? NC Seasonality Chart

A chart showing produce in-season by month in NC

What’s in Season? NC Seasonality Chart

If you have questions about how to use or preserve the produce that’s currently in season, feel free to give our office a call at (336) 570-6740 or email Elisa Phillips at elisa_phillips@ncsu.edu.