Eat Seasonal September is a list of all the food that is in season this month. By eating produce that is in season you save money and have better-tasting food.
September is the start of Autumn. The last couple of days have felt really Autumnal. The nights are getting dark earlier and the days are feeling cooler. The abundance of summer fruit and vegetables is nearing an end. Now is the time for pickling and preserving food to make it last the winter months.
There is still plenty of food in season in September. Look out for apples and pears ready to fall from the trees. Blackberries can still be found in the hedgerows and nuts are coming into season. Cucumbers and tomatoes are still in season so make the most of them before they have gone. Courgettes and marrows are perfect for warming Autumn dishes. Sweetcorn and peppers will add a dash of colour to any meal. The chart below shows you what is in season in September. Why not download the pdf and stick it to your fridge as a reminder.
September is the start of cooler weather so in this roundup of seasonal recipes for September, you will find plenty of soup recipes. There is nothing nicer than a steaming bowl of soup on an Autumn day. Food starts to be more filling and comforting. For those warmer days of Indian summer, you will also find a couple of salad type recipes.
Leek and potato soup is a classic soup. The subtle onion taste of leek blends perfectly with the soft creamy potato. This is the perfect comforting Autumn soup.
Get the recipe: Leek and potato soup
A great way to use up the last of your crop of raspberries and tomatoes. Tomato soup is always a classic and the subtle fruity taste of the raspberries enhances it to a new level.
Get the recipe: Tomato and raspberry soup
The addition of ginger to this mellow butternut squash soup adds a subtle kick and gives your immune system a boost. The perfect soup to prepare for the colder winter months ahead.
Get the recipe: Butternut squash and ginger soup
Potato soup is always a classic. This delicious potato soup is a meal in itself with the addition of crispy bacon and grated cheese. If you want a filling and warming lunch this is perfect.
Get the recipe: Potato soup
Potato soup is always a classic. This delicious potato soup is a meal in itself with the addition of crispy bacon and grated cheese. Perfect for lunch.
A mixture of fish, prawns and pepper with a dash of lime. This Brazillian fish stew is perfect for a light lunch. Serve with crusty bread and use this to mop up the sauce.
Get the recipe: Brazillian Fish Stew
This was one of my favourite salad dishes as a child. The mushrooms in a rich spicy tomato sauce make a great side dish as part of a salad. They also make a lovely starter with crispy bread.
Get the recipe: Mushrooms a la Greque
This apple, onion and goats cheese tart is full of flavour. Perfect warm or cold. Take slices for lunch in your lunch box or serve warm as a starter. It is really quick and easy to make and looks impressive.
Get the recipe: Apple, onion and goats cheese tart
What could be nicer than a warm steamed pudding with lashings of custard? St Stephens pudding is a lovely apple pudding which is perfect for a cold night.
Get the recipe: St Stephen’s Pudding
If you are feeling adventurous pippin pie is a historical version of apple pie. The historic recipe has been brought up to date allowing you to make this at home. This is a really tasty apple pie which you must try.
Get the recipe: Pippin Pie
Who doesn’t love a drizzle cake? This blackberry and raspberry drizzle cake is perfect for using up the blackberries you pick from the hedgerows and the last of the raspberry crop. Perfect with a cup of tea on a cold day.
Do you have any favourite recipes you like to make using food that is in season in September? Let me know below.
For food in season in other months check out the following links: