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What's in season?
What's in Season

Food writer, Mary Gwynn's October

It has been a wonderful late summer and early autumn and, when it comes to what we are eating, the bounty of the yearís incredible harvest is still with us. So, where better to find the best and freshest food around than at the Farmerís Market?

Fresh fruit and vegetables, are still available are plentiful and very good quality. Onions, leeks, beetroot, carrots and tomatoes are all full of flavour at this time of year and the wonderful array of squashes and pumpkins offer excellent variety. Try them baked with cream and spices or in risottos and curries. Root vegetables such as parsnip, swede and celeriac are all wonderful roasted or mashed and perfect with new seasonís game. Use them in soups, stews, bakes and pickles for rich seasonal colour and taste.

Donít miss out on all the best local apples and pears. The later ripening varieties are good for keeping so you will be able to enjoy from now until next summer. Make into pies, crumbles and cakes or try baked with spices and brown sugar.

Seafood is at its best when caught from colder waters so as the sea temperature drops, fish just gets better. Sea bass, haddock and Dover sole will be fishing well. Scallops, prawns, crab, lobster and oysters make perfect autumn eating. Smoked fish is also good at this time of year Ė try smoked haddock in a creamy chowder or hot smoked salmon in a winter salad.

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