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The UK’s Abundant Harvest

If you like the idea of moving towards living a more sustainable lifestyle, one of the best ways to do so is to consider what you eat. Choosing local produce, grown using sustainable methods and supporting your local economy are good reasons to opt for seasonal foods. Here, we have a list of seasonal fruit and vegetables to look out for this autumn.

As a general rule, if the produce you’re consuming is out of season (i.e. won’t grow at this time of year in Britain under normal conditions), it’s either been flown in from abroad (leaving a huge carbon footprint) or ‘forced on’ using modern farming methods.

 

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UK harvest time is all year round but…

As we move from summer into autumn, we find ourselves in a time of abundance when it comes to finding fantastic seasonal British produce. Here is a list of just some of the fruit and veg you should look for and expect to see coming off bushes, trees, and out of the ground during autumn. To make things go a little further, you could preserve a choice of fruits and veg to see you through the winter!

 

Fruits:

Blackberries
Blackcurrants
Blueberries
Cherries
Damsons
Plums
Raspberries
Redcurrants
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Cranberries
Elderberries
Pears
Loganberries
Greengages
Apples

 

Vegetables:

Broad beans
Beetroot
Broccoli
Leeks
Cauliflower
Courgettes
Celery
Garlic
Kohlrabi
Onions
Potatoes
Sweetcorn
Butternut squash
Brussel Sprouts
Spinach
Chestnuts
Jerusalem artichokes
Marrow
Mangetout
Pumpkins
Radishes
Wild mushrooms (in abundance! But be sure you know what you’re eating before you pop it on your plate!)

For all full monthly list of British seasonal produce, why not check out this list compiled by The Vegetarian Society.

 

Read our article: Sustainable Living Today

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