Save on In Season Produce in November
Posted on Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 7:00 am
Want to save some money on fresh fruits and vegetables? Buy them when they are in season! You end up getting a better price, and fresher produce, at the same time. It helps to know what to look for when you visit the grocery store. Here is a list of all the lovely produce that is in season in November. Print it out and take it with you on your next shopping trip.
You might notice that many of the fruits and vegetables that are in season for November were also in season for October. This is because nature doesn’t follow the same calendar that we do. Each type of produce has its own growing season. Most do not match up to the end of a particular month. The good news is that you get another month to enjoy your favorite Fall fruits and vegetables!
The produce to pay attention to the most this month are the ones that are typically served in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Sweet potatoes are one of the classic sides at Thanksgiving. Many people serve them with slightly toasted marshmallows on top.
You will also need some “regular” potatoes if you would like to serve “made from scratch” mashed potatoes this year. The texture and flavor can be so much nicer than what you get from the boxed kind.
Pumpkins, of course, are a key ingredient in pumpkin pie. Or, if you are feeling adventurous, you could make a pumpkin cheesecake for dessert instead. You could make a batch of pumpkin flavored cookies if you want a simple dessert that includes a traditional Thanksgiving flavor.
Let’s not forget the cranberries! Wouldn’t it be nice to serve fresh cranberries instead of the kind that comes from a can? Do you miss the cranberry bliss bars from Starbucks? Food.com has a nice “copycat” recipe for you.
Apples are another great fall favorite. Many families serve an apple pie as an alternative to pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. Of course, there will be people who want a slice of apple pie and a slice of pumpkin pie as well!