October flavours.

Eating seasonal food means eating fresh and that means the food you’re eating has higher nutritional content. Our bodies have different nutritional needs at particular times of the year and seasonal foods offer the minerals and trace elements that we are likely to require. It is often cheaper too and helps support local British farmers who work hard to look after the countryside. We’re sure you’ll agree that these are all good reasons among many more.

But we digress, produce that has ripened naturally tastes better exactly as nature intended. That’s a sure winner. It's all about flavours, and that’s something we know a thing or two about.

It's October and there is still plenty of delicious British fresh produce to choose from. New season British apples and pears are now available - great for snacking on or for kids' lunch boxes. There is also some tasty produce on our list which only grows overseas, but it is also in season and in supermarkets now.

Vegetables:

artichoke, beetroot, broccoli, butternut squash, celeriac, celery, chicory, chillies, fennel, garlic, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce & salad leaves, marrow, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, rocket, runner beans, salsify, shallots, swede, sweetcorn, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, wild mushrooms

Fruit:

apples, bilberries, blackberries, elderberries, figs, grapes, medlar, pears, quince

Nuts and herbs:

almonds, brazil nuts, chestnuts, chives, cob nuts, hazelnuts, parsley, rosemary, sage, sorrel, thyme, walnuts