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 2018. Although this varies slightly from one year to the next, depending on when crops are ready to harvest, how big the yield is to store through the winter etc, it will give you a good idea of how a year’s worth of produce pans out.

January 2019 
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Celeriac, Beetroot, Black Spanish radish, Mooli, Turnips, Radish, Squash, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Purple sprouting broccoli, Leeks, Brussels sprouts, Spring greens, Kale, Pak choi, Spinach, Chard, Salad, Chillies

FRUIT: Apples

HERBS: Coriander, Parsley

February 2019
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Beetroot, Parsnips, Mooli, Turnips, Rosa radish, Squash, Leeks, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Purple sprouting broccoli, Kale, Salad

FRUIT: Apples

HERBS: Parsley

March 2019
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops, some early polytunnel/orchard crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Carrots, Celeriac, Beetroot, Squash, Leeks, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Kale, Chard, Spring greens, Spinach, Pak choi, Salad, Black Spanish radish

FRUIT: Apples

HERBS: Coriander, Parsley

April 2019 
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops, additional early polytunnel crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Carrots, Beetroot, Parsnips, Leeks, Squash, Cauliflower, Purple sprouting broccoli, Kale, Chard, Spring greens, Spinach, Chard, Salad, Spring onions, Radish

FRUIT: Rhubarb

HERBS: Parsley

A medium share, early April 2018 (photo credit: Vendy Donátová)

May 2019
‘harvesting gap’ – last of the stored and overwintered field crops, early polytunnel crops beginning, orchard crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Carrots, Onions (green), Squash, Beetroot, Leeks, Cauliflower, Spring greens, Spinach, Chard, Rocket, Salad, Radish, Chillies, Courgette, Sugar snap peas, Cucumber, Lettuce

FRUIT: Rhubarb

June 2019 
‘harvesting gap’ – early field and additional polytunnel crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Beetroot, Squash, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Spring greens, Courgette, Sugar snap peas, Broad beans, Chard, Salad, Turnip, Spring onions, Broccoli heads, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Chillies

FRUIT: Rhubarb

HERBS: Coriander

July 2019 
summer field, polytunnel and orchard crops ready for harvesting

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Carrots, Beetroot, Kohlrabi, Spring onions, Squash, Broad beans, French beans, Courgette, Broccoli heads, Kale, Turnips, Garlic, Cabbage, Fennel, Salad, New Zealand spinach, Cucumber, Aubergine,

FRUIT: Pick-Your-Own soft fruits: Strawberries, Blackcurrants, Red currants, White currants, Tayberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries, Cherries

HERBS: Basil

August 2019 
summer field, additional polytunnel and orchard crops ready for harvesting

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Courgette, Broad beans, Tomatoes, French beans, Runner beans, Aubergine, Cucumber, Fennel, New Zealand spinach, Salad, Chard, Kale

FRUIT: Apples, Pick-Your-Own soft fruits: Blackcurrants, Blackberries, Plums, Gages

HERBS: Basil, Parsley

A large share, late August 2018 (photo credit: Magali Fowler)

September 2019  
summer crops still in high production

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Tomatoes, Courgettes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Aubergines, French beans (round and flat), Calabrese broccoli, Kale, Salad, New Zealand spinach, Pak choi, Garlic

FRUIT: Apples

HERBS: Basil, Coriander, Parsley

October 2019 
last of summer field, polytunnel and orchard crops, winter field crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Parsnips, Beetroot, Peppers, Courgettes, Tomatoes, Round French beans, Fennel, Sweetcorn, Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins, Celery, Cauliflower, Calabrese broccoli, Romanesco broccoli, Spring greens, Kale, New Zealand spinach, Salad, Chard, Garlic, Dried chillies

FRUIT: Apples, Pears

HERBS: Coriander, Parsley, Rosemary

November 2019 
last of orchard crops, winter field crops ready, start of winter polytunnel crops

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions (white and red), Carrots, Parsnips, Celeriac, Swede, Beetroot, Squash, Celery, Leeks, Romanesco broccoli, Brussels sprout tops, Spring greens, Pak choi, Chard, Salad, Kale, Garlic

FRUIT: Apples

HERBS: Parsley, Coriander

December 2019 
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions (white and red), Carrots, Turnip, Beetroot, Celeriac, Jerusalem artichokes, Parsnips, Swede, Squash, Leeks, Fennel, Celery, Mooli, Cabbage (red, savoy and Chinese), Kale, Pak choi, Purple sprouting broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Salad, Dried chillies

FRUIT: Apples

HERBS: Parsley, Coriander, Rosemary

Updated 7th February 2020

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