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.
northyorkshirelocalfood.co.uk 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.
The North Yorkshire Local Food Team