In Season in October

Want to know what’s in season in October in the UK? You’ve come to the right place.

Here are the 9 fruits and vegetables that are in season in October right now! Need some inspiration on how to include them in your meals? We’ve listed some recipe ideas for you to try too. All gluten-free!

Read our feature on parsnips in our October issue (find out more here).

The parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) is a root vegetable closely related to carrot and parsley; all belong to the family Apiaceae. They can be baked, boiled, puréed, roasted, fried, grilled or steamed. When used in stews, soups and casseroles, they give a rich flavour. They can also be fried or thinly sliced and made into crisps. While the root of the parsnip is edible, handling the shoots and leaves of the plant requires caution as the sap is toxic. Parsnips are biennials but are normally grown as annuals. Sandy and loamy soils are preferable to silt, clay and stony ground; the latter produces short, forked roots.


Cottage Pie topped with potato and parsnip mash

Parsnip and rosemary loaf


Beetroot and walnut cupcakes

Beetroot falafel

Chocolate beetroot doughnuts

Beetroot and sweet potato crisps


Wild Alaskan salmon with cauliflower and celeriac mash

Butternut squash

Roasted squash and warm lentil salad

Butternut squash, goats cheese and spinach pie

Butternut squash macaroni

Roasted butternut squash and broccoli pesto


Runner Beans


Apple and blackberry crumble

Apple and raisin plait

Apple, cinnamon and raisin pastries

Apple and cinnamon muffins


Blackberry cheesecake

Courgette, blackberry and feta salad

Pistachio and blackberry cake


Pear, ginger and treacle slice

Elderberry, pear and hazelnut cake

Poached pears with chocolate sauce

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