Greenhouse growing is changing the way we eat, helping you to include more fresh veggies in your favorite fall recipes. What does it mean to eat seasonally, how can Pure Flavor® grow 365 days a year in a greenhouse, and what are the best healthy fall recipes to make for your family this season? We answer all these questions and more!
Fall is officially here and that means we all get to enjoy the best healthy seasonal recipes! Depending on where you live, it may or may not feel like fall quite yet. Some parts of the country won’t see any autumn colors for another month or two, but that’s no reason to hold back on all your favorite fall comfort foods!
Fall is a great time to think about seasonal eating. What does it mean to eat seasonally? Quite simply, it means that you cook meals with fresh ingredients that are being grown right now. In the fall, seasonal recipes are full of ingredients like pumpkin, squash, beets and brussel sprouts, although, of course, it totally depends on where you live! Veggies in season in California will be very different from those available in Illinois or Pennsylvania.
In the past, we’ve been limited by which ingredients we can include in our seasonal recipes, but today, thanks to innovations in greenhouse growing, people across North America can enjoy their favorite vegetables in every season.
Peppers were once a tasty veggie that you could only enjoy fresh in the summer, from June until September. Greenhouse growing totally eliminates this seasonality so you can enjoy them from October to May too!
The same goes for greenhouse grown tomatoes and cucumbers. You can enjoy delicious Georgia Grown Long English Cucumbers and Tomatoes on-the-Vine, grown right here in the USA all year-round! Pure Flavor’s® greenhouse in Peach County is able to supply over 80-million Americans with fresh veggies within 24 hours of picking! Now that’s fresh!
Even when it’s too cold outside to grow anything, the greenhouse is full of life thanks to the latest state-of-the-art tech. Inside, growers control temperature, watering schedules, humidity, lighting, and plant nutrition all from a smart phone. All that tech makes the growing process much more efficient too! Not a single drop of water is wasted because it’s delivered directly to the roots of each individual plant.
Because greenhouse growers like Pure Flavor® are making vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers available year-round, home cooks have more options when enjoying their favorite healthy fall recipes. These seasonal meals can now include a variety of the best quality fresh veggies!
The Most Fresh & Healthy Fall Recipes
There are so many new and interesting flavor combinations to try this fall that incorporate fresh greenhouse vegetables with some of those more traditional seasonal ingredients like squash, beets, and pumpkins.
Here are a few of our favorite recipes to enjoy this season with all the warm, cozy vibes you’re craving!
- Butternut Squash Salad
- Sweet Tomato, Watermelon & Beet Salad
- Winter Chili
- Tomato Pumpkin Pasta
- Tomato Stuffed Squash
- Tomato Asparagus Spaghetti Squash
- Butternut Squash Pizzas
- Beet & Cucumber Salad
- Chili Stuffed Peppers
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