Seasonal Ingredients in September

September marks the transition between summer and autumn. The days can be still warm and pleasant but the daylight is slowly disappearing. For many types of summer fruit, the season is over but the beginning of autumn brings us trees full of apples and pears and prickly shrubs bursting with blackberries along the countryside walks.
Local Fruit

Apples, Apricot, Blackberry, Blueberry, Damson plum, Grapes, Greengages, Loganberry, Pears, Plums, Raspberry

Imported Fruit

Apricots, Pineapple, Fig, Melon, Nectarine, Peach

Vegetables

Aubergines, Beetroot, Broad bean, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Chilli, Chicory, Courgettes, Cucumbers, Fennel, Garlic, Globe artichoke, Green beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Lettuce, Marrow, Onion, Pak choi, Parsnip, Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Radishes, Runner beans, Rocket, Shallot, Spinach, Squash, Spring onions, Swedes, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Turnip, Watercress

Meat / Game

Ducks, Goose, Grouse, Guinea fowl, Hare, Lamb, Partridge, Rabbit, Snipe, Venison (bucks/stags), Wood pigeon

Fish

Brill, Bream, Clams, Coley, Crab, Crayfish, Dover sole, Halibut, Hake, John Dory, Langoustine, Lobster, Mackerel, Monkfish, Mussels, Oyster, Plaice, Red mullet, Salmon, Sardines, Trout, Tuna, Whelks, Whiting

Herbs

Basil, Chervil, Chives, Coriander, Lovage, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Sorrel, Tarragon, Thyme, Winter savory

Forage

Bilberries, Blackberries, Crab apples, Elderberry, Hazelnut, Rosehips, Samphire, Sloes, Wild damson, Wild mushrooms

Ingredients

Please note:

The list of seasonal ingredients available this month was put together using information from a variety of trustable sources (see below). Bear in mind that this seasonal food table is more of an informative guide. Most of the food is grown in the UK but we included some imported fruit and veggies available from supermarkets too.

https://www.wildfooduk.com/mushroom-guide/
https://www.kingfisherbrixham.co.uk/fish-seafood/what-s-in-season
https://www.pennygolightly.com/british-seasonal-food-july/
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/50106d/Seasonality+Tables_Meat%26Game.pdf
https://www.wildmeat.co.uk/pages/game-seasons
https://artisanfoodtrail.co.uk/foods-in-season/
https://sheringhams.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/seasonal-chart.pdf