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Seasonal Produce In October

by Fabian Jackson

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Here’s our guide to the best produce that October has to offer in the UK. Keep reading to discover which fruits and vegetables to buy this month and tasty recipes to champion the seasonal stars.

Eating seasonal produce is a great way to ensure what’s on our plate is the freshest and most environmentally friendly food it can be. You might think that eating local vegetables during the colder months would limit us to potatoes and Brussels sprouts (not that we’ve got anything against them), but this couldn't be further from the truth.

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What produce is in season in October?

In the UK in October you’ll be able to easily pick up: 

  • Apples
  • Beetroot
  • Blackberries (forage pick) 
  • Cabbage
  • Calabrese 
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Chillies
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Marrow
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions 
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins 
  • Quinces
  • Rocket
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Swede 
  • Turnips
  • Winter squash 

Seasonal recipes for October

Here is the creative part, where you get to turn local ingredients into delicious meals.

pumpkin pasta bake

Pumpkin pasta bake

This creamy pasta bake is saucy in the middle and crispy on top – ideal for a chilly October evening.

sweet potato and adate salad

Swede and date salad

We know the recipe says sweet potato, but we’ve tried it with swede and it just works so well!

kale and leek bake

Kale and leek gratin 

What says autumn warmer better than a gratin filled with greens and crust sourdough croutons? 

parsnip and kale soup

Parsnip and kale soup

This is a go-to of ours because it’s so simple, creamy and tasty – plus, you feel 10 times better after a bowl.

apple cobbler

Apple cobbler 

Because even cakes taste better when their star ingredient is seasonal. 

All that’s left to do now is pick a recipe and get to your local market! 

Let us know what ingredient you’re most looking forward to this month in the comments.


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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