Seasonal Produce In October
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.
What produce is in season in October?
In the UK in October you’ll be able to easily pick up:
- Blackberries (forage pick)
- Jerusalem artichokes
- Winter squash
Seasonal recipes for October
Here is the creative part, where you get to turn local ingredients into delicious meals.
This creamy pasta bake is saucy in the middle and crispy on top – ideal for a chilly October evening.
We know the recipe says sweet potato, but we’ve tried it with swede and it just works so well!
What says autumn warmer better than a gratin filled with greens and crust sourdough croutons?
This is a go-to of ours because it’s so simple, creamy and tasty – plus, you feel 10 times better after a bowl.
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 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.