The fall season is upon us and as we welcome the cooler weather, we also welcome a variety of highly anticipated seasonal items throughout our entire store! From fresh, crisp and juicy local apples, to flavorful and hearty fall and winter squash to festive fall cheeses and baked goods, the options for cooking, baking and snacking are sure to make this season delicious!
All About Apples
During peak season, our warehouse receives deliveries of local apples 3 days a week to ensure we are always stocked with the freshest pick available.
- Store apples in the refrigerator to slow ripening and maintain flavor
- Wash apples in cool water before serving
- When cooking and baking, use more than one variety to add more flavor to your recipe
- Pair with local cheese or Heinen’s Fresh Ground Nut Butters
Seasonal Hard Squash
Keims Family Farms is a second generation, family-owned Amish farm that has been a partner of Heinen’s for 15 years. Keims Family Farms grows 11 varieties of hard squash along with many other seasonal produce items for Heinen’s.
- Store whole squash in a cool, dry place. No need to refrigerate
- Local squash is available from mid-August through late November
- Looking for a shortcut? Try our recipe-ready pre-cut squash and spirals
Falling for Local Apples
Nutritious, delicious and ever-so-versatile, locally grown apples are a highly anticipated feature in our Produce Department. From late August into mid-November, our local apple growers works diligently to bring the freshest, most flavorful fruits to market, and this year’s selection is tastier than ever! Learn more about our local apple selection.
How to Make a Fall Charcuterie Board
The best way to celebrate fall is with an over the top seasonal cheese board. Featuring our favorite fall cheeses paired with crackers, fresh fruit, crunchy nuts and locally-made jams and preserves, check out these tips and tricks for building a cheese board that offers new flavors with each bite.
Fall Recipe Inspiration
Apple Cider Glazed Butternut Squash Parfait
Whether you’re a fan of cooler weather or not, this treat really hits the spot. It’s a blend of all of your favorite fall flavors: apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and maple.
Lasagna with Béchamel Sauce and Winter Squash
Savor the flavors of the season with this meatless white lasagna featuring butternut and spaghetti squash from Chef Billy Parisi.
When the cooler weather rolls in, we can’t help but indulge in a belly-warming meal. Chef Billy Parisi has us covered with this easy, at-home Wine-Braised Beef Brisket.
Instant Pot Apple Dumplings
Gone are the days of baking for hours only to enjoy a short few minutes of apple dumpling goodness. Chef Billy Parisi’s apple dumplings are made-from-scratch and reach golden perfection in just 10 minutes.
Apple Grilled Cheese Brioche
Give grilled cheese a little fall flair by stuffing grilled Gala apples in between the gooey cheese and brioche bread.
Apple Cider Sake Shots
Take adult-friendly cider to the next level by adding sake and serving it as a chilled shot with a cinnamon sugar rim
Pumpkin Falafel over an Apple Pear Salad
Full of fall flavor from fresh, diced apples, this salad offers an added boost of protein and seasonal taste with homemade pumpkin falafel.
Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites
These bite-size desserts pack a punch of pumpkin flavor that will satisfy any sweet tooth craving!
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Completely plant-based and oh-so silky smooth, this soup takes traditional roasted cauliflower and turns it into a delicious and nutritious supper.
Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Cookie Bars
Absolutely amazing on their own, these apple pie-inspired cookie bars are even better paired with Heinen’s vanilla ice cream!