FALL Food France

What is in season in Fall?

From September to December, the days get shorter, and the cold starts to show. The landscape changes, from the colors of autumn to the leafless trees of winter. We enjoy the abundant autumn harvest during the season’s holidays.

Here is DBDP’s “Fall In Season Calendar” based on what is produced in the Paris area. Sometimes, as in the case of lemon and orange, we have to get them from the south of France, Italy, and Spain. In any case, the nearest, the better.

Pumpkins and cabbages are the stars of the season, together with apple, pear, chestnut, and persimmon, but you can also enjoy mushrooms, a variety of salads such as lettuce and corn salad, and much more.

You can bring this list with you when you go to the market to choose your food from what’s in season now. It will be tastier and more environmentally friendly.

A version in French and Italian is also available.

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Apple – Chestnut – Fig – Grapes – Hazelnut – Kiwi -Nut – Pear – Pomegranate – Quince 


Beetroot – Broccoli – Boletus – Brussels sprouts – Carrot – Cauliflower – Celery – Chard -Eggplant – Green cabbage – Kale – Kohlrabi – Corn salad (Lamb’s lettuce) – Lettuce – Onion – Pumpkin – Turnip – Sweet potato


Bay leaf – Chives – Coriander – Dill – Laurel – Mint – Rosemary – Sage –Sorrel – Thyme

Long-lasting fruit and vegetables

Garlic – Potato – Shallot



Apple – Chestnut – Quince – Persimmon – Pomegranate – Walnut


Beetroot – Brussels sprouts – Carrot – Cauliflower – Celery – Endive – Kale – Corn salad (Lamb’s lettuce)– Leek – Parsnip – Salsify – Radicchio – Spinach – Squash – Topinambour – Turnip


Chives – Laurel – Rosemary – Sage – Thyme

Long-lasting fruit and vegetables

Garlic – Kohlrabi – Onion – Pear – Potato – Shallot – Walnut



Strawberry (Gariguette)


Asparagus – Carrot – Cauliflower – Endive – Kale – Parsnip – Pea – Radish – Red Cabbage – Spinach – Turnip – Watercress


Chervil – Laurel – Persil – Rosemary – Thyme

Long-lasting fruit and vegetables

Apple – Garlic – Onion – Orange – Pear – Potato – Shallot

The variety of fruit and vegetables is almost as rich in Autumn as it is in Summer. And you can still enjoy the flavor of fresh herbs, like laurel, rosemary and thyme can prepare them into delicious dishes, simmered in soups and velouté, or sautéed in pasta and rice in the season’s colors. Enjoy!

Last updated on 15th of Dicember 2020

About Valentina

Hi, I’m Valentina. I’m a natural scientist and communications consultant, passionate about plant-based food. I’m always looking for new ideas for living more sustainably and I want to share them with you through this blog. I find inspiration locally as well as from other cultures.