Seasonal Foods (And What To Do With Them): September

in Nov 30, 2023

Photo by Wendy Wei.

It’s September! The season is slowly starting to turn, and we’re heading into the final days of summer. September is a month full of a wonderful variety of fruits and vegetables, so here’s a pick of some of the seasonal produce that are currently at their best!




Leek and potato soup, anyone? Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family. They’re versatile, distinctive, and aromatic – and they’re in season!

There are so many ways to use leeks, whether steamed, fried, or blended into soups – just remember to wash them thoroughly before eating, as soil tends to get trapped between the leaves.

Recipe ideas: pea and leek superberen tart; leek, parsley and cheddar mash; creamy vegan potato leek soup.




Sweet, juicy, lovely and fresh. There are few things quite as refreshing as a perfectly ripe pear. They’re rich in folate, vitamin C, copper, and potassium, and there are hundreds of varieties grown throughout the world (the most common types in the UK include Conference, Comice, and Concorde).

Recipe ideas: slow-cooked gingered pears, flourless chocolate and pear cake.




We talked about watercress in our April post, but as September is its final month of seasonality we thought we’d give it another mention. After all, it’s such a powerhouse of flavour and nutrition that we couldn’t miss an opportunity to talk about it one more time!

Recipe ideas: Watercress, Mango, & Pineapple Smoothie.


Eating seasonal

For more information on seasonal eating, you can take a look at these fantastic resources: Eat The Seasons (a wonderfully simple website with week-to-week updates on what’s in season in the uk), and Eat Seasonably (another simple and informative resource, featuring a brilliant seasonal food wheel).