1. Salmon

Plank grilled, baked, smoked. With butter, lemon and dill. Done right, it will melt in your mouth.

2. Pumpkins

Straight from the patch! Get your boots and get ready for a little muddy fall fun. October is a great month to enjoy the fall season while you can still catch a few warm sunny days.

Find a local pumpkin patch!

3. Oysters

It may be an acquired taste, but once you come to enjoy these delicate sea gems, you’ll never go back!

Find out where to pick up some fresh oysters in Grays Harbor.

4. Crab

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Crab is basically a vehicle for butter. And it’s worth the work! Grab your crab crackers and get going.

5. Cranberries

Those little tart berries are grown on the coast of Washington – a major producer for Ocean Spray! You can tour the family-owned Grayland farms during the Cranberry Festival in October.

6. Razor Clams

One of the most anticipated events of the fall is the opening of clam digging season. You’ll be among hundreds of people on the beach, watching the sunset as you plunge your arm shoulder deep into a dark hole filled with cold ocean water. Catch your limit and get cleaning! They make great clam chowder or batter and fry them!

Check out the tentative schedule from the Fish and Wildlife Department.

7. Mushrooms

These delicacies grow in wooded areas that are dark, mossy and wet… so, all over Grays Harbor, basically! Do a little research and make sure you know what you’re doing and where you’re going, but there are plenty of spots to forage for these treats.

Here’s a great guide to mushroom hunting, cleaning and cooking!