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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OCTOBER

Fruit

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

Vegetables

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

Herbs

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

Long-lasting fruit and vegetables

Garlic – Potato – Shallot

NOVEMBER

Fruit

Apple – Chestnut – Quince – Persimmon – Pomegranate – Walnut

Vegetables

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

Herbs

Chives – Laurel – Rosemary – Sage – Thyme

Long-lasting fruit and vegetables

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

Species: Aloysia citriodora/ Lippia citriodora (Verbenaceae)

Common name: EN Lemon beebrush, Lemon verbena, IT Verbena odorosa, FR Verveine citronnelle, ZH 柠檬马鞭草 (pinyin Níngméng mǎbiān cǎo)

Description: Shrub with pointed deciduous leaves and a pleasant lemon scent, growing up 2–3 meters. It can withstand temperatures below zero down to -5°C.

Origin: Native to South America.

Benefits: Improves digestion.

Uses: herbal teas with lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) or thyme, salads, cooked with poultry.

Cultivation: Well-drained soil and not in direct sunlight. At the end of winter, it is good to prune the plant to strengthen it.

Propagation in the garden: By cuttings.

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

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Hi, I’m Valentina. I’m a communication strategy consultant and culture bridge. Passionate about plant-based food, I share inspiration from the cultures I know best: Italian, French and Chinese ones.