Seasonal Eating in October

chopped vegetables

Hello friends! We’re nearing the end of September and that means that a new month’s seasonal eating list needs to come out. 

I know that the first official day of autumn falls in September, but it’s October when I truly start craving all things Autumn. Pumpkins in everything, apples in all my pastries, cider and stews. Food really is one of my favourite things about the whole season.

That and snuggly clothing. I just bought a new jumper 3 sizes bigger than I usually buy just for maximum snuggliness.

Seasonal Eating in October

sauteing vegetables

Food that is in season in the UK in the Autumn
(September, October & November): 
Fruit: apples, bananas, apricots, blackberries, figs, damsons, plums, pears, pomegranates, peaches, tomatoes, quinces, blueberries, gooseberries, dates, cranberries
Vegetables: carrots, garlic, peas, sweetcorn, pumpkins, turnips, cabbage, lettuce, marrow, peppers, cabbage, kale, sweet potatoes, beetroot, artichoke, Swiss chard, pak choi, radishes, leeks

Food to eat in the UK in October: 

Artichokes, beetroots, broccoli, butternut squash, celeriac, celery, chicory, fennel, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, marrow, mushrooms, parsnips, turnips, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, rocket, runner beans, shallots, salsify, swede, sweetcorn, tomatoes, cox apples, blackberries, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, spinach.

Do you eat seasonally? If so, share your tips in the comments for other readers! 

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  • I have no choice about eating seasonally because Swiss supermarkets are still pretty seasonally based – except stuff like apples, sweet potatoes, iceberg lettuce, courgette, cauliflower (which I hate anyway!) and bananas, which seem to be available all year round. Kale weirdly only appears in supermarkets in the summer! Pumpkins slowly started appearing at the beginning of September and will now stick around until probably February or March. And in that time I will try to stuff my face with as many of them as possible. YUM!

    • Pumpkins (and pretty much all squash) are so delicious. What are your local farmer’s markets like? x

  • Laura Emilia

    Yay for potatoes, sweetcorn & tomatoes! Can’t wait to get your newsletter and check out the recipe ideas. xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • I LOVE this post! I’ve been practicing seasonal eating as much as I can lately and I truly do believe that it can make a huge difference environmentaly!!
    Lucie, xx

    • I really believe it can too! Here’s to hoping that more people get on board with it as a trend! x

  • I love October! Not only is it my birthday month but I love the earthy food that comes out in Autumn! The humble squash is back and pumpkin soup with nutmeg and cinnamon is super divine!

    • First of all: happy birthday month! And second: I totally agree – it’s such a good food time of year! x

  • ninegrandstudent

    Yay for beetroot season!

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  • Miu

    I know it’s not the point of the post, but the list of vegetables made me learn quite a bit new vocabulary πŸ˜‰