Canalside produce through the year

If you’re wanting 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 2015. 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 2015 
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops
Vegetables: Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Garlic, Leeks, Parsnip, Celeriac, Cabbage (January King), Squash, Beetroot, Mixed salad, Swede, Stir fry mix, Rocket
Herbs: Coriander

February 2015 
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops
Vegetables: Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Leeks, Parsnip, Celeriac, Cabbage (January King), Beetroot, Mixed salad, Swede, Kale, Pak choi/stir fry mix, Spring greens, Spinach, Purple sprouting broccoli, Rocket, Squash
Herbs: Coriander, Parsley

March 2015 
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops, some early polytunnel/orchard crops beginning
Vegetables: Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Swede, Beetroot, Parsnips, Squash, Purple sprouting broccoli, Cauliflower, Leeks, Spring greens, Mixed salad, Pak choi, Kale, Spinach, Chard, Stir fry leaves, Rocket
Herbs: Coriander, Parsley
Fruit: Rhubarb

April 2015 
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops, additional early polytunnel crops beginning
Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Beetroot, Purple sprouting broccoli, Cauliflower, Leeks, Mixed salad, Chard, Spring greens, Spring onions, Parsnip, Kale, pak choi, Rocket, Spinach

May 2015 
‘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: New potatoes, Spring onions, Cauliflower, Leeks, Radish, Sugar snap peas, Mixed salad, Chard, Spring greens, Spinach, Rocket, Mixed lettuce, Shiitake mushrooms, Garlic, Broad beans, Kale, Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Herbs: Pot of basil
Fruit: Rhubarb

June 2015 
‘harvesting gap’ – early field and additional polytunnel crops beginning
Vegetables: New potatoes, Spring onions, Mixed lettuce leaves, Autumn onions, Baby carrots, Baby beets, Sugar snap peas, Broad beans, Rainbow chard, Perpetual spinach, Calabrese broccoli, Courgettes, Cucumbers, Green garlic, Bulb garlic, Tomatoes, Shiitake mushrooms, Radish, Cauliflower
Herbs: Coriander

July 2015 
summer field, polytunnel and orchard crops ready for harvesting
Vegetables: Carrots, Lettuce, Beetroot, Chard, Spring onions, Autumn onions, Broad beans, New potatoes, Cucumbers, Courgettes, Patty pan summer squash, Tomatoes, French beans, Calabrese broccoli, Garlic, Shiitake mushrooms, sugarsnap peas
Herbs: Parsley
Fruit: Strawberries, red/white currants, cherries

August 2015 
summer field, additional polytunnel and orchard crops ready for harvesting
Vegetables: Potatoes, Onions, carrots, Garlic, Beetroot, Runner beans, Courgettes, Patty pan summer squash, French beans, Fennel, Calabrese broccoli, Lettuce, Chard, Peppers, Aubergines, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, kale (green curly, red russian, cavelo nero)
Herbs: Coriander, Basil, Parsley
Fruit: Blackcurrants, Eating apples

September 2015  
summer crops still in high production
Vegetables: Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Garlic, Beetroot, Courgettes, Patty pan summer squash, French beans, Flat beans, Calabrese broccoli, Cauliflower, Romanesco broccoli, Chard, Spinach, Kale, Peppers, Aubergines, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, sweetcorn,
Herbs: Coriander, Basil, Parsley
Fruit: Eating apples, Plums, Melons, Eating pears

October 2015 
last of summer field, polytunnel and orchard crops, winter field crops beginning
Vegetables: Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Garlic, Beetroot, French beans, Sweetcorn, Pumpkin, Calabrese broccoli, Romanesco broccoli, Mixed salad, Chard, Spinach, Rocket, Kale (red/green curly kale, Red Russian kale, Cavolo Nero), Peppers, Aubergines, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Fennel, Celeriac, Parsnips, Cauliflower, Leeks, Butternut squash
Herbs: Parsley, Coriander
Fruit: Eating apples, Cooking apples, Eating pears

November 2015 
last of orchard crops, winter field crops ready, start of winter polytunnel crops
Vegetables: Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Garlic, Squash, Beetroot, Celeriac, Mixed salad, Stir fry mix (Pak choi, mustard etc.), Pak choi, Spinach, Chard, Parsnips, Cabbage, Leeks, Kale (green curly kale, Red Russian kale, Cavolo Nero), Swede, Broccoli, Sprout tops, Autumn greens, Tomatoes, Chillies, Cauliflower, Rocket, Green tomatoes
Herbs: Coriander, Parsley
Fruit: Pears (cooking), Apples

December 2015 
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops
Vegetables: Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Garlic, Leeks, Parsnip, Celeriac, Broccoli, Cabbage (red, Savoy, January king), Squash, Beetroot, Mixed salad, Pak choi, Spinach, Brussel sprouts, Swede, Kale (green curly kale, Red Russian kale, Cavolo Nero), Rocket, Chard
Herbs: Parsley, Coriander
Fruit: Cooking pears

Updated 15th Jan 2016

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