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10 surprising foods at full flavor during the fall

By Katy Galimberti, AccuWeather staff writer

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When the leaves change and begin to drop from the trees, the weather turns colder and skies get darker earlier, fall is fully upon us.

With the new season comes pumpkin overload, an abundance of apple and cinnamon flavored goods. But fall brings more than just a few new flavors in your morning coffee.

Farmers markets and grocery stores with local produce will be stocked with some of these foods that are grown best during the fall season.

"Interestingly, market vendors often have the best deals at the peak of season when the item is the most flavorful, as this is when they are picking almost daily and need to sell a lot more of it," Darlene Wolnik, senior researcher for the Farmers Market Coalition, said.

According to the Farmers Market Coalition, here are some of the top 10 seasonal foods to enjoy:

Grapes

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Though fruit is more commonly thought of as a warmer months food, grapes are grown at their peak in the fall.

Broccoli

Full of fiber, broccoli is best during the fall months and makes an excellent side dish for a Thanksgiving meal.

Raspberries

Tart and juicy, raspberries have the most flavor during the fall.

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Horseradish

This root vegetable can add flavorful spice to your dishes.

Passion fruit

Bursting with flavor, this colorful fruit is a fall specialty in some areas.

Figs

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Fig trees require little water and are hearty plants, meaning figs can be enjoyed even in chillier months.

Garlic

A staple in any kitchen, garlic is at its peak from late summer through the fall.

Mushrooms

Low in calories and high in vitamins, mushrooms are a healthy vegetable to incorporate into your fall meals.

Celery

Celery is a staple in a traditional Thanksgiving stuffing, but can be enjoyed all season long.

Turnips

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Another root vegetable, turnips provide a crisp texture and are known for growing in temperate climates.

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