It may be downright cold where you live, but there is still plenty of fresh produce to be found through November and into December.

Many farmers markets have enclosed areas that make it easy to get fresh, local produce when the weather isn't so nice (visit Local Harvest and enter your zip code to find a local market). There are lots of great reasons to support local farming. Local food tastes better and is more nutritious, and buying locally helps conserve energy, supports local businesses, and requires less packaging.

Fruits and Vegetables Available in Autumn

From apples to yams, you'll find a listing below of some the most popular fruits and vegetables that are in season, along with serving sizes and nutritional information to make diabetic meal planning easier. Each item is linked to a feature recipe you can try as well as a link to all of our recipes that contain that item.

Apples

When are Apples In Season?
Fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 medium apple
90 calories
0g fat
0mg cholesterol
0mg sodium
25g carbohydrate
4g dietary fiber
19g sugars
0g protein.

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Beets

When are Beets In Season?
Winter, Summer, Fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 beet
35 calories
0 g fat
65mg sodium
8g carbohydrate
2g dietary fiber
6g sugars
1g protein

Bell Peppers

When are Bell Peppers In Season?
Summer, Fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 bell pepper
35 calories
0 g fat
0mg sodium
7g carbohydrate
2g dietary fiber
5g sugars
1g protein

Broccoli

When is Broccoli in Season?
Spring, Fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
15 calories
0 g fat
15mg sodium
3g carbohydrate
1g dietary fiber
1g sugars
1g protein

Brussels Sprouts

When are Brussels Sprouts In Season?
Winter, Fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 4 Brussels Sprouts
40 calories
0.5 g fat
25mg sodium
6g carbohydrate
3g dietary fiber
2g sugars
2g protein

Butternut Squash

When are Butternut Squash in Season?
Winter, Fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 cup, cubed
82 calories
0 g fat
8mg sodium
22g carbohydrate
2g dietary fiber
4g sugars
2g protein

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Cabbage

When is Cabbage in Season?
Winter, Spring, Fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1/2 cup, shredded
10 calories
0 g fat
5mg sodium
2g carbohydrate
1g dietary fiber
1g sugars
0g protein

Carrots

When are Carrots In Season?
Available year round, but considered a late summer and fall crop

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 carrot
25 calories
0 g fat
40mg sodium
6g carbohydrate
2g dietary fiber
3g sugars
1g protein

Cauliflower

When is Cauliflower in Season?
Fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 cup
25 calories
0 g fat
30mg sodium
5g carbohydrate
2g sugars
2g protein

Cranberries

When are Cranberries In Season?
Fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 cup, raw
51 calories
0 g fat
2mg sodium
13g carbohydrate
5g dietary fiber
4g sugars
0g protein

Garlic

When is Garlic In Season?
Late Summer and Fall in the Northeast

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 clove
5 calories
0 g fat
0mg sodium
1g carbohydrate
0g dietary fiber
0g sugars
0g protein

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Ginger

When is Ginger in Season?
Available year round, but considered a fall crop.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 tsp
2 calories
0 g fat
0mg sodium
0g carbohydrate
0g dietary fiber
0g sugars
0g protein

Green Beans

When are Green Beans in Season?
Summer, Fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 cup, raw
30 calories
0 g fat
5mg sodium
7g carbohydrate
3g dietary fiber
3g sugars
2g protein

Mushrooms

When are Mushrooms In Season?
Spring, Fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 cup
15 calories
0 g fat
4mg sodium
2g carbohydrate
1g dietary fiber
1g sugars
2g protein

Onions

When are Onions in Season?
Available year round, but fresh from spring through fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 onion
45 calories
0 g fat
5mg sodium
12g carbohydrate
3g dietary fiber
9g sugars
1g protein

Parsnips

When are Parsnips in Season?
Winter, Fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1/2 cup boiled or steamed
55 calories
0 g fat
8mg sodium
13g carbohydrate
3g dietary fiber
4g sugars
1g protein

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Pears

When are Pears In Season?
Winter, Fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 pear
100 calories
0 g fat
0mg sodium
26g carbohydrate
6g dietary fiber
16g sugars
1g protein

Pumpkins

When are Pumpkins In Season?
Winter, Fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
25 calories
0 g fat
0mg sodium
6g carbohydrate
1g dietary fiber
3g sugars
1g protein

Spinach

When is Spinach In Season?
Spring, Fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 cup
5 calories
0 g fat
25mg sodium
1g carbohydrate
1g dietary fiber
0g sugars
1g protein

Sweet Potatoes and Yams

When are Sweet Potatoes and Yams in Season?
Winter, Fall

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
120 calories
0 g fat
45mg sodium
29g carbohydrate
4g dietary fiber
9g sugars
2g protein

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Even More Fall Produce to Find

Yes - there are even more fruits and veggies that are still in season during the fall, including celery, collard greens, kale, lettuce, peas, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, Swiss chard, and turnips.

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