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.
October is here, so there is a very wide selection of fresh British produce available. British apples and pear season has begun so there are many different varieties to choose from. There is some delicious produce on our list which only grows overseas, but it is also in season now.
artichoke, beetroot, broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, celeriac, celery, chillies, courgettes, cucumber, fennel, garlic, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce & salad leaves, marrow, onions, parsnips, peppers, potatoes (maincrop), pumpkin, radishes, rocket, runner beans, shallots, swede, sweetcorn, tomatoes, truffles, turnips, watercress, wild mushrooms
Fruits: braeburn, apples, bilberries, blackberries, Bramley apples, comice pears, conference pears, damsons, elderberries, grapes, medlar, nectarines, pears, plums, quince, raspberries, redcurrants, royal gala apples, Zari apples
Herbs/nuts: chestnuts, chives, cob nuts, coriander, hazelnuts, oregano, parsley (curly), parsley (flat-leafed), rosemary, sage, sorrel, thyme, walnuts
Meat: beef, duck, goose, grouse, guinea fowl, lamb, mallard, partridge, pheasant, rabbit, turkey, venison, wood pigeon
clams, cod, coley, crab, dab, dover sole, grey mullet, gurnard, haddock, halibut, hake, herring, lemon sole, mackerel, monkfish, mussels, oysters, pilchard, plaice, pollack, prawns, red mullet, sea bass (wild), sea bream, shrimp, skate, squid, turbot, whelks, winkles
That's a wealth of flavours and a great starting point for inspiration to create some wonderful autumn seasonal dishes.