As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, we all enjoy tucking into warming dishes of food. Hearty stews, bakes and soups can all be made from the seasonal fruit and veg that you can harvest or buy at this time of year.

Whether you’re a keen gardener or like to buy from farm shops, greengrocers and markets, you can get hold of lots of fresh fruit and veg during October. You can also get some great recipes for this months fruit and vegetables on the National Trust website which, this month include delicious Vegetable & Coconut Curry, Cauliflower Cheese Gratin, Coronation Cauliflower and Couscous Salad.


Vegetables to harvest or buy

  • Beetroot
  • Cabbage
  • Calabrese (often called broccoli in the shops)
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Chillies
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Kale
  • Kohl rabi
  • Leeks
  • Marrow
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions and shallots
  • Pak choi
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes (maincrop)
  • Rocket
  • Spinach
  • Swede and turnip
  • Winter squash and pumpkins

Fruit to harvest or buy

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Quince
  • Autumn-fruiting raspberries 

Source: National Trust


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