Often eating fresh local fruits and vegetables is associated with the spring and summer months. But eating local doesn’t have to stop as soon as the first frost hits. Enjoying the different fruits and vegetables at their peak during the change of seasons can be very pleasurable and gratifying. After enjoying locally grown cucumbers, tomatoes, peaches, berries and other seasonal produce the last few months, it’s now time to embrace fall and winter’s bountiful harvest of apples, mushrooms, pears, sweet potatoes, grapes and squash; just to mention a few. The list of possibilities for fresh produce this time of year is amazingly long and varied and will keep you and your family satisfied well into the next year! Also, by buying produce in season you will continue to help local farmers and ensure healthy dining for your family. Doing a little research on what foods are harvested when will help you continue to enjoy seasonal fruits, vegetables, and yes even meats during every month of the year.