The month of September serves as this "limbo" between summer and fall, which is culinarily EXCITING! You can enjoy watermelon mojitos one day and spiced cobblers the next. If you live in a place with "seasons," you're surely itching to get into the autumn spirit! And there are plenty of seasonal fruits and vegetables in September to help you do that! Use this seasonal produce guide to keep track of what is in season in September!
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infographic of what's in season in September
Here's a handy infographic to showcase some of the freshest seasonal produce available in September. Save this image for all your grocery trips this month, or pin it for later!
complete list of fruits & veggies in season in September
Here are two comprehensive lists of fruits and veggies that are in season during the month of September!
what fruit is in season in September:
- Passion Fruit
what vegetables are in season in September:
- Green beans
- Summer squash
- Swiss chard
September Seasonal Produce Spotlight & Recipes
Here’s a focused list of what produce is in season in September and some links to recipes for inspiration! Want more inspiration? Let me know in the comments below, and I'll help you out!
Pears always seem to come as second-fiddle to fruits like apples and oranges, but they are star-quality fruits ready for the spotlight in September!
They work wonderfully when they are cooked, but they are also great enjoyed raw, like in salads or even on sandwiches. Add them to your pizzas for a fun, slightly sweet twist, or juice them and create a seasonal beverage with them, as seen in this rum punch recipe!
Cauliflower has exploded in popularity over the last few years, and there's a good reason for that!
This veggie is super versatile and can be used in so many ways. While it has gained popularity for being a super health food for things like alternative pizza crusts and pasta, it is also perfect for roasting whole. Try it roasted on top of pizzas, tossed into pasta dishes, or stuffed into pitas!
Blackberries and raspberries are still showing up in stores through September, giving you more time to enjoy these sweet summer berries into early autumn.
Use these berries in the same way you would use blueberries and strawberries, though they are more tart, so you may need to increase the sugar in your recipes to offset this. Whip up a simple syrup that you can use to flavor teas, coffee, and cocktails all month long, or bake them into oat muffins for a morning burst of berry flavor!
Onions and other bulb veggies like shallots will be showing up in markets in September in full force.
There are multiple varieties of onions like sweet onions, red onions, and yellow onions, and each variety brings their own flavor to recipes. Whether you are roasting them, sautéing them, or adding them raw to salads, onions are a great flavorful option in the fall! Shallots have a mild flavor that is somewhere between garlic and onions, making them the perfect addition to sauces, dressings, and marinades!
Beets are a polarizing veggie with an interesting story. Almost half of the sugar in the United States is made from sugar beets!
Most people are familiar with the canned or pickled variety of beets, but there's so much more to this root veggie. Beets can be roasted and served as a side dish, they can be juiced, or they can be frozen and incorporated into smoothies! They come in red, yellow, and even striped varieties, with each one having its own unique flavor profile!
💬 Let me know in the comments what September produce you're looking forward to!
The seasons are starting to shift across most of the United States in September from summer to fall, but the produce aisles are packed with bountiful options all month long. Are there any other September ingredients you'd like to know more about? Let me know in the comments below, and I'll add on to this post!