Seasonal Eating by Month: October

Eek, it’s October – one of our favourite months because it’s Halloween! Isn’t it exciting? There’s so much to look forward to this month. Just think of all the pumpkin. All the sweet treats. All the fun. And all the cosy nights in to be had. Even if you don’t celebrate Halloween for traditional reasons, it’s a great opportunity to get creative. Especially with the delicious array of seasonal food this month. Plus, Halloween’s a great excuse to meet up, dress up and have a laugh with friends…

October means Autumn’s now in full swing here in the U.K and with it, nature brings us a gorgeous palette of colour to enjoy! And a glorious list of seasonal food to gorge on. This month you can welcome in unique varieties of apple. Bask in the orange glow of pumpkins. And gobble down the nutrient-rich figs and root veg. But that’s not all. Here’s a list of all the main fruits, vegetables and herbs in season in the U.K. Remember, there’s lots of benefits to seasonal eating too, so enjoy…

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Fruits:

  • Apple
  • Bilberries
  • Blackberry
  • Elderberries
  • Chestnuts
  • Cranberry
  • Fig
  • Medlar
  • Pear
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate
  • Tomatoes
  • Quince

 
Vegetables:

  • Artichoke
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Cavolo Nero
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chicory
  • Chillies
  • Garlic
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lambs Lettuce & Salad Leaves
  • Leek
  • Marrow
  • Parsnip
  • Peas
  • Pepper
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Quince
  • Radicchio
  • Rocket
  • Runner Bean
  • Salsify
  • Sweet potato
  • Sweetcorn
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip
  • Watercress
  • Wild Mushrooms

 
Herbs:

  • Almonds
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Chestnuts
  • Chives
  • Cob Nuts
  • Hazlenuts
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sorrel
  • Thyme
  • Walnuts

 
Now knowing all the seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs for October, what do you plan on cooking? We can think of a few things like plum and apple crumble or a warm spicy vegetable curry. Perhaps you could make a light salad with roast beetroot, hazelnut and goat’s (or vegan) cheese – mmm. Then there’s all the spooky snacks and food to create for Halloween (eek). What are you thinking of making? We have these Pumpkin Pizza Mummies for you to try out! They’re a tasty party-pleaser for friends and family. Let us know what you get up to in the kitchen by tagging us on social media!

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