Canalside produce through the year

If you’re hungry for more detail about how the contents of the shares change from month to month, below is an overview of the types of vegetables, herbs and fruit that appeared in the shares during 2017. Although this varies slightly from one year to the next, depending on when crops are ready to harvest etc, it will give you a good idea of how a year’s worth of produce pans out.

January 2017 
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Parsnips, Celeriac, Swede, Beetroot, Leeks, Cabbage (red, Savoy), Squash, Kale, Brussels sprouts, Spinach, Pak choi, Spring greens, Salad mix, Dried chillies

FRUIT: Apples (dessert)

HERBS: Coriander

February 2017
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Parsnips, Swede, Beetroot, Leeks, Cabbage, Squash, Kale, Purple sprouting broccoli, Pak choi, Chard, Salad mix

FRUIT: Apples

HERBS: Parsley

March 2017
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops, some early polytunnel/orchard crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Parsnips, Swede, Beetroot, Leeks, Cabbage, Squash, Cauliflower, Kale, Purple sprouting broccoli, Spring greens, Spinach, Pak choi, Chard, Salad mix, Stir fry mix, Spring onions

FRUIT: Rhubarb

HERBS: Coriander

April 2017 
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops, additional early polytunnel crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips, Swede, Beetroot, Radish, Leeks, Squash, Cauliflower, Kale, Purple sprouting broccoli, Spring greens, spinach, Pak choi, Chard, Salad mix, Rocket

FRUIT: Rhubarb

May 2017
‘harvesting gap’ – last of the stored and overwintered field crops, early polytunnel crops beginning, orchard crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Last year’s maincrop and new: Carrots and Beetroot.

Also: Potatoes, Radish, Leeks, Cauliflower, Purple sprouting broccoli, Spinach, Spring greens, Rocket, Salad, Squash, Swede, Chard, Courgette, Sugar snap peas, Beet tops, Dried chillies

FRUIT: Rhubarb

HERBS: Pot of basil

June 2017 
‘harvesting gap’ – early field and additional polytunnel crops beginning

VEGETABLES: New potatoes, Beetroot, Beet tops, Carrots, Radish, Sugar snap peas, Courgette, Chard, Salad mix, Spring onions, Kohlrabi, Cabbage, Broad beans, Broccoli, Tomatoes

FRUIT: Strawberries, Rhubarb

HERBS: Coriander

July 2017 
summer field, polytunnel and orchard crops ready for harvesting

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Carrots, Beetroot, Spring onions, Green onions, Cucumbers, Broccoli, Cabbage, Broad beans, Courgette, Lettuce, Tomatoes, French beans, Salad, Garlic, Beetroot, French beans, Aubergines, Fennel, Chard, Peppers

FRUIT: Pick-Your-Own: Currants (red, white, black), Gooseberries, Tayberries, Blackberries, Raspberries

HERBS: Basil, Parsley

August 2017 
summer field, additional polytunnel and orchard crops ready for harvesting

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Garlic, Peppers, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Courgete, Broccoli, Runner beans, French beans, New Zealand spinach, Celery, Lettuce, Aubergines

FRUIT: Plums, Gages, Apples (eating), Pick-Your-Own: Currants (red, white, black), Gooseberries, Tayberries, Blackberries, Raspberries

HERBS: Coriander, Basil, Dill

September 2017  
summer crops still in high production

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Runner beans, Tomatoes, Peppers, Sweetcorn, New Zealand spinach, Kale, Broccoli, French beans, Cauliflower, Aubergines, Chard, Courgettes, Garlic, Mixed salad, Celery, Cucumbers, Beetroot

FRUIT: Apples (eating), Plums, Pick-Your-Own: Damsons, Blackberries

HERBS: Basil, Parsley, Coriander, Dill

October 2017 
last of summer field, polytunnel and orchard crops, winter field crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Garlic, Beetroot, Fennel, Kale, Salad mix, Peppers, Pumpkin (Jack O’Lantern), Sprouting broccoli, Courgettes, Peppers, Pak choi, Chard, Cauliflower, Tomatoes, Sweetcorn, French beans, Courgette, Dried chillies

FRUIT: Apples (eating and cooking), Pears

HERBS: Parsley, Coriander

November 2017 
last of orchard crops, winter field crops ready, start of winter polytunnel crops

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Parsnips, Squash (butternut, green hokaido, orange kuri, crown prince), Celery, Peppers, Chard, Salad, Beetroot, Pak choi, Kale, Broccoli, Chard, Fennel, Celeriac, Cabbage, Parsnips, Pumpkin (Jack O’Lantern), Broccoli head, Dried chillies

FRUIT: Pears, Apples (eating and cooking)

HERBS: Coriander, Parsley

December 2017 
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Celeriac, Beetroot, Squash (green hokaido, orange kuri, crown prince), Spring greens, Swede, Parsnips, Leeks, Red cabbage, Savoy cabbage, Kale, Spinach, Black Spanish radish, Celery, Salad mix, Sprout tops, Broccoli

FRUIT: Apples (cooking)

HERBS: Parsley

Updated 20th February 2018

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