November is the last great month of the Fall harvest. Many of the crops that harvested this time of year shape the traditional menus of the Fall and Winter Holidays. Squashes, peppers, and colorful tubers are abundant in fields, stores, and on tables. With the exception of early Spring, the November harvest is the most colorful and fragrant of the entire year.
Even if you don’t have a garden it pays to know what’s in season in November. Knowing what’s in season lets you know which foods are more likely to be on sale in the coming months. This allows you to plan your November menus and shopping lists ahead of time, and gives you a head’s up on what to look for in the weekly sale advertisements from your local stores in November so you can compare prices.
Knowing what’s in season in November also gives you more time time look up recipes and try out new techniques before holiday guests arrive.
Red amaranth (Redcrown)