I am already mourning the loss of the abundance of fresh produce that has been available this summer. It is a sort of anticipatory grief, particularly for those warm summer tomatoes. However, the fresh local food doesn’t all go away when the weather turns colder. There are some great year round crops in North Carolina. If you want to have your own fall and winter harvest of healthy greens and root vegetables, the time to prepare is now.
Here is a great guide for what to plant in your garden now, and as the article says, there are some great resources at your local Cooperative Extension if you have more questions.