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


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


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


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


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


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.

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