Autumn has officially arrived. October marks the end of summer’s salad spreads, and the beginning of squash and soup season! Seasonal fruit and vegetables for November include –

– Beetroots – though we’re used to seeing beets year-round, their second season of the year actually ends in October, after which they’re cold-stored for winter

– Broccoli – October to April is prime time for broccoli

– Cauliflowers – the start of winter season cauliflowers arrived in September and remain in season throughout winter

– Leeks – the first of these wonderful winter veg are coming into season

– Mushrooms – it’s wild mushroom season! If you know what you’re looking for, get outside and forage, or look for harvested wild varieties in your local shop

– Parsnips, Potatoes, Swede and Carrots – the classic British root veg are now all in season!


– Pears

– Quince – 

– The last of the blackberries, raspberries and plums – check the label to be sure of their origin!

Now is also the best time to make the most of the nuts on offer in the UK.  Sweet chestnuts and hazelnuts (cobnuts) abound at this time of year.

Source: Soil Association


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