Try a New Food: Seasonal Side Dishes

Seasonal Side Dishes Fall has arrived, and with it comes an abundance of hearty, seasonal produce. What are your favorites? Pumpkins and apples might get the spotlight, but so many other fruits and veggies hit their prime once colder weather arrives. Look out for some of the highest quality cruciferous veggies, squash, root veggies, pears, grapes, and pomegranates in the coming months. Seasonal fruits and vegetables tend to pack the most flavor since they’re often sourced locally and get to ripen on the vine rather than a truck. In some cases, local produce requires less travel to reach your grocery store, farmers’ market, or restaurant meal, which can mean fewer transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. And whether you’re buying at a farmer’s market or grocery store, their abundance in the marketplace means a lower cost to you. This time of the [...]