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Enjoy the different hues of red, purple, and maroon radishes in countless varieties. Snag a few to top your salads, dunk into hummus, or add a fresh crunch to lunchtime wraps.
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Garlic heightens the flavor of all your home-cooked dishes. To really take the flavor profile to the next level, swap in different types of garlic to add a smokiness, sweetness, or tang to your plate.
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Say goodbye to boring bags of baby carrots, and opt for these gorgeous and bright root veggies instead. Roast them to really take the woodsy taste up a notch.
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To quote this photographer, "markets are the best grocery stores." Choosing high-quality local and organic options for your basic ingredients—like the shallots shown here—can have a huge impact on even your simplest dinners.
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Go crazy for gourds this season! Whether you want to use them as fall décor around your home or roast them up for a hearty side or entrée, or make soup out of them, they're at their peak this time of year. So feel free to experiment with a new type.
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While starting with beets that are raw and unprepped may be a bit of a challenge, it's nothing you can't handle. And the payoff at the end is totally worth it, we promise. Talk to your local farmers' market vendor about the best way to prep the heart-healthy veg. Then get cooking!
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Sweet, sticky, juicy—that's what describes the perfect fig this time of year. But these dessert-like fruits come and go fast, so don't wait to buy yours now. Make a delish tart to impress guests or simply top toast with raw figs, yogurt, and honey.
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This heirloom corn looks almost too pretty to eat (but don't worry, that wouldn't stop us). During harvest season, try to taste the variations of your old standbys. In this case, swap canned yellow corn for one of these darker, pattern-like varieties for a deeper, earthier taste.
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Take advantage of cooler temps by turning up the heat in your food! Chili peppers range from very mild to crazy spicy (eat with caution!), and they add a major pop to every bite. Sample the spectrum to get a feel for your spice tolerance. Pro tip: Usually, a red hue suggests some serious heat!
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While the concord grape is fleeting—in and out of market stands in just weeks—the berries sing fall in taste and hue. At quick glance, the vivid blue and unparalleled plumpness set them apart from your average grape. Be sure to grab them while you can!