Buh-bye, Summer

Four from-the-earth reasons I love fall

Unlike most people, I’m happy to see summer end—no more heatwaves, no more frizzy hair, and no more sunburn.

There’s a lot to love about fall—from the cool, crisp nights to the changing leaves—but my favorite thing is the harvest. Here’s how I’m planning to take advantage of the season’s bounty. Join me?

What’s inside: Vitamin A for eye health, plus fiber and potassium.
Make: Oatmeal with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a heaping tablespoon of canned pumpkin.


What’s inside: Cancer-risk-reducing antioxidants and vitamin K for stronger bones.
Make: A smoothie of kale, spinach leaves, pear, banana and almond milk. (It’s good! We swear!)

What’s inside: Big doses of vitamins C and K.
Make: Thaw frozen seeds and use as a salad topper.


Sweet potato
What’s inside: Immune-system-boosting beta carotene, which may also decrease the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Make: Baked sweet-potato fries topped with paprika, cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper.

Want to pick your own produce this seasons? Here are our favorite local farms to do just that.