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Fall at the Farmers' Market

Posted on by Isabelle Brown

Visiting farmers’ markets near us is one of our favorite ways to shop for produce and local goods in an ecofriendly way. Luckily, spending a Saturday morning at the farmers’ market is not a summer-exclusive activity. So, what’s in season in September?


In Season this Month

At the start of the season, there are some fan favorites ripe and ready on the east coast. Lettuce, arugula, corn, carrots, bell peppers, eggplant, and okra are the early fall veggies you’ll find. For our west coast friends, you can find artichokes, asparagus, cabbage, carrots, kale, and so, so much more (check out this huge database for seasonal produce in CA).

When it comes to fruit, it’s time for our east coasters to break out your favorite pie recipes. Apples, plums, and blackberries are sure to be in supply. We’re also saying goodbye to a summer delight: peaches. To our Californians, be on the lookout for apples, lemons, oranges, grapes, pears, raspberries, and strawberries. It’s looking like a bountiful fall!

Bike There!

One way we like to make the most out of visiting our local farmers’ market is to ride our bike there. Getting a basket or an insulated cooler bag to attach to your bicycle can really change the game and expand what you can bring home on your bike.

Inviting a friend or family member, or bringing along a child in your life can make it even better. Whether you have a younger sibling or a little one of your own, going for a bike ride to the farmers’ market gives them an awesome day spent outside in their community. Meeting local growers can connect children to the food they eat, and even inspire them to try some of the new, colorful foods they see. This can show kids how fun it is to shop sustainably and get them out of the car for a day out!

As a matter of fact, we know the perfect day to get on your bike and find a farmers’ market near you: Car Free Day on September 22nd! Click the link to learn more and take the pledge to go car free!