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October – What’s In Season

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06 October 2015
Eating locally and opting for seasonal food has many benefits, from supporting your local economy to reducing the amount of energy required to both grow and transport produce. So what’s in season in October and what can you look forward to putting on the dinner table this month? Here’s our guide to what to eat now.

Where meat is concerned, wild hare should be a staple part of your diet at the moment, as should duck, beef, goose, grouse, lamb, guinea fowl, partridge, mallard and turkey, as well as venison. There is plenty to choose from so you certainly won’t be going hungry!

As for vegetables, opt for broccoli, beetroot, celery, chicory, leeks, parsnips, radishes, runner beans, swede, turnips, wild mushrooms, kale and sweetcorn. Clearly, just because you’ve chosen to eat seasonally, it doesn’t mean your dinner tables will be boring. In fact, far from it.

Fruits in season at this time of year include blackberries, apples, grapes, quince, pears and elderberries.

You can also enjoy a healthy amount of seafood at this time of year, from cod and clams to prawns, lobster, lemon sole, monkfish, mackerel, mussels and turbot.

If you’re wondering what to cook and can’t find any decent recipes, we’d advise heading online as there are many websites with dedicated pages to helping people eat seasonally. BBC Good Food, for example, has categorised its recipes by seasons so no matter what month you’re in you can find delicious recipes to whip up in next to no time. Find out more on their website now.View External Site >>>

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