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American Peak Seasonal Food List - October

The regional seasonal produce lists below begin with The Northeastern states followed by the South, then the Midwest, the Southwest and the Western states. Even though other produce is available in your region, this list is compiled of ingredients that are at the peak of their season.



AMERICAN REGIONAL SEASONAL PRODUCE

The Northeast – October

MAINE
Apples, beets, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkin, spinach, turnips, winter squash.

MASSACHUSETTS
Apples, cabbage, cranberries, lettuce, onions, potatoes, pumpkin, turnips, winter squash.

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Apples, Asian pears, beets, broccoli, cabbage, grapes, pears, potatoes, pumpkin, winter squash.

MARYLAND
Broccoli, honey, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, turnips.

RHODE ISLAND
Beets, broccoli, broccoli rabe, pumpkin, radishes, spinach, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, tomatillos, winter squash.

CONNECTICUT
Apples, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, pears, potatoes, winter squash.

NEW YORK
Apples, celery, grapes, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, turnips.

VERMONT
Grapes, kale, pumpkin, winter squash.

PENNSYLVANIA
Beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, pumpkin, winter squash.

NEW JERSEY
Cauliflower, lettuce, peppers, pumpkin.

DELAWARE
Cabbage, chestnuts, pumpkin, spinach, sweet potatoes, turnips.


AMERICAN REGIONAL SEASONAL PRODUCE

The Southern States – October

ALABAMA
Collard greens, cucumbers, pecans, persimmons, potatoes, pumpkins, rutabaga, tomatoes, turnips, and winter squash.

ARKANSAS
Apples, Asian pears, broccoli, cabbage, Muscadine grapes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, tomatoes, watermelon.

FLORIDA
Avocados, corn, eggplant, green beans, peppers, radishes, star fruits, strawberries, tangerines, tomatoes.

GEORGIA
Apples, cabbage, cucumber, grapes, melon, pecans, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, Vidalia onions.

KENTUCKY
Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, turnips, winter squash.

LOUISIANA
Garlic, Muscadine grapes, okra, potatoes, pumpkin, satsumas, sweet potatoes, turnips.

MISSISSIPPI
Collard greens, cucumbers, pecans, persimmons, potatoes, pumpkin, rutabaga, tomatoes, turnips, and winter squash.

NORTH CAROLINA
Apples, broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, grapes, peanuts, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, tomatoes.

SOUTH CAROLINA
Apples, cucumbers, peppers, scallions, summer squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes.

TENNESSEE
Apples, Asian pears, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, pears, potatoes, pumpkin.

VIRGINIA
Apples, broccoli, cucumbers, grapes, green beans, peppers, pumpkin, raspberries, spinach, tomatoes.

WEST VIRGINIA
Apples, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, potatoes, winter squash.


American Regional Seasonal Produce

The Midwest – October

ILLINOIS
Apples, Asian pears, cabbage, cauliflower, garlic, horseradish, onions, potatoes, pumpkin, sweet potatoes.

INDIANA
Apples, broccoli, cabbage, collard greens, peppers, pumpkin.

IOWA
Apples, broccoli, brussels sprouts, potatoes, pumpkins, raspberries, snow peas, spinach, winter squash.

KANSAS
Broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, endive, kale, lettuce, potatoes, salsify, winter squash.

MICHIGAN
Apple, Asian pears, broccoli, cabbage, plums, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, watermelon.

MINNESOTA
Apples, carrots, garlic, onions, potatoes, raspberries.

MISSOURI
Cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, grapes, pears, potatoes, pumpkin, raspberries, sweet potatoes.

NEBRASKA
Cabbage, lettuce, onions, potatoes, pumpkins.

NORTH DAKOTA
Cabbage, carrots, beets, pumpkins, winter squash.

OHIO
Apples, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, corn, lima beans, okra, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins.

SOUTH DAKOTA
Cabbage, carrots, corn, green beans, lettuce, onions, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin.

WISCONSIN
Apples, carrots, cranberries, onions, potatoes, pumpkin, winter squash.


American Regional Seasonal Produce
The Southwest – October

ARIZONA
Apples, cabbage, carrots, corn, grapefruit, lemons, peppers, pumpkin, spinach, winter squash.

NEW MEXICO
Apples, lettuce, onions, pears, potatoes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, watermelon, winter squash.

OKLAHOMA
Apples, broccoli, green beans, lettuce, peas, pumpkins, Swiss chard, turnips, winter squash.

TEXAS
Apples, cucumbers, honeydew melon, peppers, persimmons, summer squash, tomatoes, watermelon.


AMERICAN REGIONAL SEASONAL PRODUCE

The Western States – October

(September through December you should start to see
Chestnuts in this region.)

ALASKA
Carrots, cabbage, potatoes, winter squash.

CALIFORNIA
Apples, artichokes, Asian pears, brussels sprouts, persimmons, pomegranates, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatillos.

COLORADO
Apples, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, grapes, lettuce, potatoes, pumpkin.

HAWAII
Atemoyas, bananas, limes, mangoes, oranges, papayas, persimmons, pumpkins, scallions, winter squash.

IDAHO
Apples, carrots, onions, pears, potatoes, pumpkins, winter squash.

MONTANA
Apples, onions, pumpkins.

NEVADA
Potatoes and pumpkins.

OREGON
Broccoli, carrots, kohlrabi, potatoes, pumpkins.

UTAH
Beets, carrots, garlic, kale, leeks, melons, onions, peppers, potatoes.B

WASHINGTON
Apples, Asian pears, beets, cranberries, grapes, kale, leeks, melon, onions, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin.

WYOMING
Apples, beets, broccoli, carrots, leeks, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes.

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