Autumn in New England is famous the world over for their foliage and bountiful harvests. Nothing compares to visiting the local farmers market on a crisp fall day for fresh-picked produce and creating an amazing dish out of your purchases. Common fall produce found at local farmer markets include brussel sprouts, root vegetables such as carrots, turnips and beets, and a wide array of squashes and gourds.
One of our favorite autumn recipes is a Carmelized Onion and Apple Focaccia. This savory bread has just the right amount of sweet for balance. With parmesan cheese, Spanish onions and fresh-picked apples, it's a hearty and filling bread.
Speaking of hearty, The Inn at Danbury's tasty Hunters Stew will be sure to warm your cockles as temperatures begin to drop. Our favorite secret ingredients that pack a flavor wallop in this dish are a bit of bacon and a generous amount of parsnips.
In addition to the harvesting of root vegetables, fall also means canning season. Sauces, chutneys, pickles and relishes - there's no end to the great canning that can be done after summer's end! Our favorite homemade relishes and pickles include; Cauliflower Pickles, Sweet Onion White Wine Relish and Pickled Crab Apples.
Here are more autumn harvest recipes recommended by NewEnglandRecipes.com: