You’ll make the most nutritious—and delicious—produce choices when you buy locally grown organic fruits and vegetables that are in season. It’s also the most economical way to shop the produce aisle.

So, what’s in season this month?

Apples and sweet potatoes join the peak-season list, while cucumbers, tomatoes and summer squash move off.

Choose firm apples with no soft spots. Sweet potatoes should be firm, dark and smooth.

Here are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s top choices:

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Bell peppers
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Grapes
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Sweet potatoes

Click here to find a farmer’s market near you.

Recipes to Inspire You

  1. Grilled Sweet Potato Steaks with Maple Pecan Butter
  2. Sweet Potato Pie Smoothies
  3. Curried Sweet Potato
  4. Granny Smith Guacamole
  5. California Waldorf Salad
  6. Warm Griddle Salad with Chicken and Apples
  7. Apple-Celery Stuffing

Photo courtesy of the Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission