Seasonal British Produce


Game, roasted vegetables, autumn salads and sweet apple tarts. October is a season full of variety and a brilliant month for British food and English wine pairing.

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There is so much flexibility with October seasonal produce as it’s one of the best times of year for seasonal British produce. We are on the cusp of seasons and all the food is fresh out of the ground or off the tree. You get wonderful autumnal flavours: the sweetness of apples, squash and beetroots, umami undertones from mushrooms and truffles, bitter notes of Cavolo Nero cabbage and rainbow chard.  And there is still so much “summer seasonal” British produce around: berries, aubergines, peppers, courgettes, tomatoes and garlic. Yes, delicious wet English garlic. It has such a short season and if you are lucky enough to get your hands on it, put some in the freezer for later.  October is also a great month for game and seafood.  So get cracking and make yourself a delcious dish from October seasonal produce, pair with a bottle of English wine and have a full on British delicious night in.


The earthy, forest floor notes of English Pinot Noir make a great companion for October seasonal dishes.  Read tasting notes from our English Pinot Noir tasting to find your preferred style.

  • meat dishes, especially duck and pheasant with a plum or berry sauce
  • Mushroom rich dishes with or without meat
  • Roasted autumn vegetables. Dishes with fermented garlic
  • Meatier fish like Monkfish


Whatever your preferred style, crisp and fresh or rich and oaky, October is great month for English seasonal food and wine paring. Find out more about English Chardonnay here.

  • Creamy mushroom dishes
  • Cheese rich dishes such as flans and cauliflower cheese
  • Mussels, crab, clam


  • Crispy chicken with Jerusalem artichoke
  • Breaded pollock and home made fries
  • It’s the start of wild oyster season … time to indulge
Woodland mushroom risotto made from naked oats


Seasonal British Vegetables

  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower Chard
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Kale
  • Kohl rabi
  • Leeks
  • Marrow
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions and shallots
  • Pak choi
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Rocket
  • Spinach
  • Swede and turnip
  • Winter squash and pumpkins


Seasonal British Fruit

  • apples (there are over 2,500 varieties grown in the UK – out of a total 7,000 varieties worldwide).
  • pears
  • quince
  • late ripening plums
  • grapes
English apple orchard
Plate of oysters british october seasonal produce


Seasonal British Seafood

  • Clams
  • Crab
  • Hake
  • Mackerel
  • Monkfish
  • Mussels
  • Oysters
  • Pollack
  • Sardines
  • Skate


Seasonal British Meat

There’s a great selection of good quality meat all year round at butchers and meat counters in supermarket. October seasonal British produce also brings a large choice of wild meat.

  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Grouse
  • Pheasant
  • Wild duck
October seasonal british produce chicken drumsticks