Seasonality Update – SeptemberSeptember 12 2011 at 20:46
We are indeed heading for our autumnal seasonal foods. The weather is changing and the leaves are falling.
The little-know Celeriac comes into season. Celeriac was developed from celery and is known as turnip-rooted celery. It is knobbly with a patchy brown and white skin and has a similar but less pronounced flavour than celery. Celeriac contains useful amounts of fibre, Vitamin C and folic acid. It can be eaten raw or cooked.
We are in harvest in Ireland so we have a powerhouse of choice of Irish Organic vegetables including beetroot, broccoli, cabbage carrots, cauliflower, kale, leeks, onions, rhubarb, spinach and swedes and turnips. September also sees the main crop of Irish Potatoes come into season – they have a three month run until November so enjoy them at their best now.
Alas in September we lose aubergines, broad beans and shallots and next month we lose rhubarb for a year so stock up now.
All salads and herbs remain in season this month.
As for fruit, apples and cooking apples are at their yearly best in September. And indeed we still have strawberries and raspberries at their best. However by the end of the month we lose blueberries and blackberries.
Enjoy the September organic harvest!
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