Coming up to autumn sees the peak of the harvest. This time of year has some of the best produce UK has to offer and many counties still celebrate with a traditional harvest festival also known as the Harvest Home, is celebrated on the Sunday nearest the harvest moon. This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox, which is often between 9th-23 September so what a time to launch our much anticipated Finchley Road, Farmers Market.
September is a month of the fruit. Leaves start to fall off the trees. Apples are ready to be picked and an array of other goodies ready for a crumble. There’s so much fresh available in September
Vegetables available in September
Artichoke, aubergine, beetroot, broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, celeriac, celery, chillies, courgettes, cucumber, fennel, french beans, garlic, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce & salad leaves, mangetout, marrow, onions, pak choi, peppers, potatoes (maincrop), pumpkin, radishes, rocket, runner beans, shallots, spring onions, sweetcorn, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, wild mushrooms
Fruit available in September
Apples, bilberries, blackberries, damsons, elderberries, figs [i], grapes [i], medlar, melons [, nectarines , peaches , pears, plums, raspberries, redcurrants, chestnuts, chives, cobnuts, coriander, oregano, mint, parsley (curly), parsley (flat-leafed), rosemary, sage, sorrel, thyme
Meat/game/Poultry available in September
Beef, duck, grouse, guinea fowl, hare, lamb, mallard, pheasant, rabbit, turkey, venison, wood pigeon
Fish available in September
Fish clams, cod, coley, crab, dab, Dover sole, grey mullet, haddock, halibut, hake, herring, lemon sole, mackerel, monkfish, mussels, oysters, pilchard, plaice, pollack, prawns, red mullet, sea bass (wild), sea bream, shrimp, squid, turbot, whelks, winkles.