Here in Michigan, fall has moved in and my garden has been done for a couple weeks. While I miss having so much free, ripe produce available for the picking I’m at least thankful that I don’t have to really shop at the grocery store- yet. Our local farmers market is open until Christmas, and even I was shocked at how much fantastic food was still available over this weekend.
Not just the usual root vegetables you might expect (carrots, yams, potatoes) and apples, cider, pumpkins and squash of course. But also celery, cranberries, onions, garlic, herbs, and lettuce. There were also still herbs available and wonderful fruits such as concord grapes (my favorite!) and watermelon.
Not to mention I was also able to stock up on my usual bread, cheese, and butter, and there were plenty of eggs, honey, syrup, and frozen meats available. So even though your garden might be done for the year, check with your local market to see if it’s still open. You may not have to settle for regular grocery store items and produce just yet!!