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Embrace the Season
As cookout and barbeque season come to an end, have no fear! Fall harvest season brings a new array of delicious and healthy fruits and vegetables. This time of year, apples, pears, broccoli and brussels sprouts are fresh in the market. In addition to these foods being tasty, they can help you feel better and healthier.
Taste the Colors of Fall
Deep colors of orange, red and purple are especially prominent in the cooler months of the year. Use autumn to strive for a variety of colors in your meals. Fruits and vegetables
with color contain vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals that have many disease-fighting elements.
Seasonal Benefits
While your grocery store likely carries an assortment of fruits and vegetables all year long, buying seasonal fruits and vegetables will take some of the strain off your wallet. These seasonal items will also add a fresher and more flavorful taste to your Fall recipes. However, don’t forget that some canned or frozen fruits and vegetables can be just as healthy and delicious. Canned and frozen produce are usually packed at the peak
of harvest in order to provide a nutrition value, which is similar to produce. These items may also help stretch your budget.
What’s in Season in New York in the Fall?
• Apples
• Cauliflower • Collards
• Cranberries • Eggplant
• Grapes
• Kale
• Mushrooms • Onions
• Pears
• Parsnips
• Pumpkins
• Radishes
• Squash
• Sweet Potatoes • Turnips
• And many more!
  3 Easy Steps to Saving Herbs
Save time and money by freezing your fresh herbs. If you have a microwave, you can save nearly any herb in just three simple steps. Frozen herbs will keep much of their flavor long after the growing season has ended.
1. Spread out the herbs on a microwave-safe plate.
2. Microwave on high for 20-30 seconds at a time. After each 30 seconds, spread out the herbs and feel for dryness. If needed, repeat.
3. Crumble and store in an airtight container or zip lock baggie for up to 12 months in the freezer.

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