What is in season in the UK in October? Eating local, seasonal produce all year
The chilly nights and crisp autumn mornings are finally upon us. Many people think that the cooler weather signals the end of British-grown produce. Luckily this is not the case – so check out our list of what is in season in the UK in October to keep your seasonal eating going all year round.
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What is in season in the UK in October – fruit
For a decadent October dessert, this sticky ginger pear pudding is the perfect end to a weekend roast dinner or a Friday night family meal.
What is in season in the UK in October – vegetables
So what is in season in the UK in October when it comes to vegetables?
- Brussels Sprouts
- Butternut Squash
- Radishes (until mid-October)
- Wild mushrooms
- Winter squash
This delicious aubergine teriyaki bowl makes use of seasonal aubergines, carrots, garlic and radishes and is a lovely, quick weeknight meal. Add crispy fried tofu or grilled chicken for an extra bit of oomph.
If you’ve not tried crispy kale yet – now’s the time! I always used to steam my kale until I discovered this recipe and now it’s crispy every single time. My children even request it – which is unheard of for green things usually.
What’s in season in the UK in October – meat, fish & seafood.
The majority of British meats and fish are farmed year-round, but you’ll find better prices and quality by sticking to what’s in season.
Be careful to make sure that what you buy is sustainably-sourced as well as locally-produced, especially when fish is concerned. A good place to start is the Marine Conservation Society’s Good Fish Guide. It’s also good to double-check what’s available as close to you as possible. This is because fish and seafood seasons can vary slightly depending on where in the UK you live.
Here’s what’s in season in the UK in October when it comes to meat, fish and seafood:
- Wild duck
Fish & seafood
This roast monkfish with lemon and parsley butter works just as well for a weeknight dinner as it does if you have friends over for lunch. Try serving with the crispy kale mentioned above and roast potatoes.