September Seasonal Produce Guide and Recipe Ideas

The Mediterranean diet focuses on using the freshest ingredients when possible, so we are sharing a list of September Seasonal Produce.

What Fruits and Vegetables are In Season in September?

September is a great month as far as fresh produce is concerns. There are still some late season fruits and veggies to enjoy – like berries and sweet summer corn. But we also see some fall favorites starting to pop up (looking at you pumpkins).

Please note that sometimes seasonal produce can vary slightly depending on where you live.

September Seasonal Produce

  • Apples
  • Blackberries
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Green Beans
  • Kale
  • Melon
  • Pears
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Radicchio
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes

Some of Our Favorites this Month

Some of our favorite September fruits and veggies include –


A fall favorite, apple are just starting to come into season and can be used in a variety of dishes.


Blackberries and Raspberries are still generally in season this month. Strawberries can still be found depending on where you live but quality may not be as great as peak season.


Typically available year round, the season for the best cucumbers is nearing their end. It’s a great time to take advantage of their crisp and refreshing flavor.


close up eggplant parmesan pasta

A delicious ingredient in many dishes, eggplant also makes a great, hearty option for meatless meals. This Deconstructed Eggplant Parm Pasta is a great recipe.


A favorite of ours, pears are great as a snack, paired with cheese, added to salads or poached for a delicious dessert.


homemade spaghetti sauce

Nearing the end of their season, don’t forget to take advantage of the late summer tomatoes. We will miss these ripe, juicy fruits all fall and winter long.

Check out this collection of 14 Mediterranean diet Tomato Recipes for new inspiration.


herb roasted zucchini on fork

This summer squash is also nearing the end of it’s season to be sure to get your fill. Don’t worry too much though because there are plenty of winter squashes that will slowly start showing up soon.

This Roasted Zucchini is a simple but flavor packed dish.

You’ll definitely find a zucchini recipe you love in this collection of 50 Zucchini Recipes that Aren’t Zucchini Bread

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