Autumn Recipes


Temperatures are dropping, leaves are falling, and farmers are busy in their fields bringing in the rich bounty of a Central Valley autumn harvest! Corn mazes, pumpkin patches and harvest festivals abound in the Valley, and there is no better place to experience fall than at the Visalia Farmers Market!

This just may be one of the more enjoyable seasons to visit the market, when the air is cool and crisp, leaves crunch underfoot, and the market is rife with gorgeous vegetables, colorful squash, and much more. Favorite seasonal products return and colder weather means that comfort food is prized above all. From butternut squash to crispy kale, fresh Farmers Market autumn veggies will put you in the fall mood better than a pumpkin spice latte ever could!
There is no limit to how many enticing dishes you can make with the vast array of fresh produce that this season has to offer. Now is the time to take advantage of the rich and bountiful harvest and buy extra produce to stock up your pantry. Try your hand at canning and freezing your Farmers Market produce, and plan ahead for the winter months!
Some popular foods returning to the market are: Pears, Pomegranates, Persimmons, Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Pumpkins, Winter Squash, Eggplant, Acorn Squash, Potatoes, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Parsnips, Fennel, Leeks, Endive, Chicory, Beets, Carrots, Lettuces, Parsley, Cilantro 

Harvest Salad with Roasted Root Vegetables and Kale Chips

Fall Greens Salad with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Persimmon Goat Cheese Wedges

Pomegranate and Persimmon Fall Salad

Persimmon Pudding

Butternut Squash Soup

Persimmon Gumdrop Fruit Cake

Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry

One Skillet Eggplant

Persimmon Cookies

Persimmon Ice Cream

Pumpkin Nut Bread

Sauteed Autumn Veggies

Sweet Potatoes with Honey

Athenian Stuffed Eggplant

Creamy Potato Casserole

Crusty Eggplant

Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Fresh Apple Cake