Saying good-bye to Summer and Hello to Autumn is a bitter-sweet time of the year. Goodbye to the glowing summer sunsets, summer time swimming, camping, and all those fun summer picnics, the fresh tomatoes, tasty greens such as lettuce and spinach, watermelon, cautoloupe, and beautiful summer flowers gardens (see my organic garden! But we are also saying hello to Autumn’s harvest of healthy superfoods and the beauty that Nature provides us.
Beautiful late summer sunset from window!
Another night of Nature’s beauty!
But there is no need to despair because a whole season of brilliant color and healthy, tasty produce and foods are ready for picking. Butternut squash, cabbage, pumpkins, apples, pears and one of my favorite foods – sweet potatoes. These amazing superfoods can be easily be found in your local farmers market or local farmer if your don’t have your own organic garden.
Fall flowers such as Mums, Aster’s, (mind haven’t bloomed yet) tall Sedum are blooming with brilliant color.
Tall Sedum slowly changing to brilliant ruby-red!
Autumn is the time that we make homemade sauerkraut(check out recipe and health benefits) filled with a wealth of health for your whole body.
Organically Homegrown cabbage for Sauerkraut!
Me shredding cabbage with our Kitchen Aid mixer!
My husband working cabbage with sea salt to put in crock for fermenting process!
We will let the sauerkraut ferment for several weeks until it is at the perfect taste and then preserve it by canning so we can enjoy the wonderful taste and health benefits throughout the winter.
Autumn is a time to harvest your health with organic apples Check out the health benefits and Why Organic Apples is considered a Superstar fruit and some great recipes!
I will transplant those beautiful organically grown Mums that I bought from a local nursery that are currently setting on my front porch (picture at the top of page) after a few weeks and plant them in my garden to rebloom next year. Hopefully they will.
I hope you enjoyed your summer and are ready for all the fall festivities that many communities celebrate with apple, pumpkin and Fall Festival’s. Enjoy the Autumn harvest and bounty of delicious and healthy foods that Nature provides us through Autumn and every season. Take the time to enjoy the majestic show that Nature is getting ready to provide with the vivid coloring of the leaves and the natural change of the seasons. Make sure you do it the organic, healthy and green way and honor our planet!