The long, hot days of summer are being replaced by the crisp, colorful scenes of fall, and the harvest at the farmers' market is changing too.
Autumn bids farewell to sweet stonefruit and berries, and welcomes figs, grapes, apples, pears and pomegranates.
Here's what's in season for fall, according to the Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association (PCFMA):
Apples - For baking, eating, canning, a good basic sweet flavor.
Figs - Soft and sweet, a roll-your-eyes, it's-so-good kind of fruit.
Grapes - Little orbs of luscious sweet juice to pop in your mouth.
Pears - Elegant, versatile, and with an oh-so-good flavor.
Persimmons - Tangy and tart, soft or firm, they're bright, colorful and exotic.
Pomegranates - Pucker-up tartness with sweet undertones, makes a delicious juice.
A selection of fall recipes can be found on PCFMA's website, including:
About the Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association
The Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association is a not-for-profit organization that develops, operates and supports Certified Farmers' Markets in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Concord Farmers' Market
Todos Santos Plaza, Willow Pass & Grant StreetDay Time Season Tuesday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Year-round Thursday 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM April 26, 2012 to October 25, 2012
Clayton Farmers' Market
Diablo Street, between Main and Center in Downtown ClaytonDay Time Season Saturday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM May 12, 2012 to October 27, 2012
What's your favorite fall recipe? Share it in the comments below.