Michigan Grown Fall Harvest Underdogs

Updated: 9/27/18 When it comes to Michigan produce, people tend to think of cherries, apples and blueberries, but those are just the tip of the grown-in-Michigan iceberg.  In fact, there are many more including these three fruits currently in season. Enjoy the fall harvest!

Raspberries

These juicy red berries are super nutritious thanks to vitamin C and fiber.  Although commonly thought of as a summer fruit, Raspberries are harvested in Michigan throughout the end of September.  Add the berries with a hot pepper for a sweet and spicy combination.  Add a handful of berries to enhance a salad or a quench your thirst with a glass of berry infused water.

Eggplant

Not only are Eggplants high in fiber, iron and potassium, they come in a variety of colors and shapes.  Eggplants make for a great entrée or side dish and are in season from July to late October.   Grill up some eggplant steaks on the grill to add to a salad or you can make a tasty Middle Eastern inspired dip to serve with raw vegetables.

Plums

Some plum varieties ripen at the end of the summer through mid-September.  In addition to being high in potassium, fiber and antioxidants, plums also contain lower amounts of sugar than some other fruits.  Use this fruit as a wonderful accent to fish or pork or as a dessert with other seasonal fruit garnished with fresh mint.

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