Seasonal Newsletter

Autumn – Season of "Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness" is a fabulous time to shop for delicious locally grown fruits and vegetables, and perfect for spending some time in the kitchen with the spicy scents of baking and the comforting aroma of stews, casseroles and braises.

Farm shops will be piled high with pumpkins, squashes, leeks and parsnips – just perfect for transforming into warming soups, to tuck into after an autumn ramble. Have fun with the family raiding the hedgerows, which are laden with a glut of lovely plump blackberries this year. North Yorkshire orchards have plenty of luscious apples ripening – so what could be nicer than a delicious homemade blackberry and apple crumble or pie with lashings of custard, to get you into the Autumn mood. will provide your very own personal directory of what’s in season during this period together with autumn recipes, seasonal tips and ideas.

We hope you enjoy reading it.

Yours sincerely,

The North Yorkshire Local Food Team



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Friday, 19th September to Sunday, 28th September 2008

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Spiced Pheasant Casserole with Crispy Herb Stuffing Balls

Spiced Pheasant Casserole with Crispy Herb Stuffing Balls
A delicious, tasty casserole – perfect for the family or entertaining...[more]

Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

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A really fabulous combination of flavours for a delicious colourful and healthy soup - perfect for any time of the year...[more]

Apple and Blackberry Crunch

Apple and Blackberry Crunch
A perfect Autumnal combination - with an unexpected crunch...[more]


Corner House Farm, Coulton, Nr Hovingham

Corner House Farm, Coulton, Nr Hovingham
Buy your freshly dug seasonal veggies "off the wall"...[more]

Park House Farm

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Bolton Castle Tearoom & Delicatessen

Bolton Castle Tearoom & Delicatessen
Delicious homemade food around a crackling fire & cracking scenery...[more]

Lockwoods Cafe/Restaurant/Outside Caterers, Ripon
A refreshing experience of traditional flavours in a contemporary setting...[more]

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