September's here— the month where summer and fall collide. While sometimes it may be frustrating that the weather can't make up its mind, we love it here at Grower's Organic. For us, September brings a wonderful mix of end-of-summer and beginning-of-fall produce.
While we're not quite ready to jump into full-fall produce like pumpkins, you will see hints of harder squashes (like delicata) mixed with summer favorites like sweet corn. And, until fall fully rolls in, you better believe we're squeezing in every bite of those sweet, summer heirloom tomatoes.
Here's a list of what's in season in Colorado in September.
Heirloom Tomato Jam from A Cozy Kitchen
Heirloom Tomato Salad from Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup from Robust Recipes
shishito, poblano, anaheim, jalapeños, big jim chiles
Chicken & Cheese-Stuffed Anaheim Peppers from Chili Pepper Madness
Quick Pickled Jalapeños from Gimme Delicious
Potato, Corn & Jalapeño Soup from Sweet Peas & Saffron
Sweet Corn & Black Bean Tacos from Cookie & Kate
Sweet Corn Salsa from Saving Room for Dessert
Chard & Sweet Corn Gratin from The New York Times
Creamy Roasted Beet Hummus from The Full Helping
Beet, Arugula & Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese from BS in the Kitchen
Flourless Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes from Healthy Mama Info
Hasselback Potato Skillet Bake from Food52
19 Potato Salad Recipes from Buzzfeed Food
Roasted Garlic Pesto Potatoes and Arugula from Dolly and Oatmeal
Baked Pears with Walnuts and Honey from Skinny Taste
Pear Crisps from Charlotte's Lively Kitchen
Sautéed Pears with Bacon & Mustard Dressing from Bon Appetit
delicata, red kuri
Kale & Red Kuri Squash Salad from A House in the Hills
Miso-Maple Delicata Squash from Nerds with Knives
Roasted Delicata Squash with Chiles, Lime & Cilantro from Alexandra's Kitchen
Where are the apples and plums?
Although we usually start seeing them around this time, many Colorado organic orchards had a late Spring freeze that hurt their harvest. We will see some, but not as many as years past.
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