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 2022. 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 2022 
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Parsnips, Celeriac, Swede, Leeks, Squash, Kale, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage, Chard, Salad

FRUIT: Apples

HERBS: —

February 2022

winter field, polytunnel and stored crops

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips, Celeriac, Beetroot, Onions, Leeks, Squash, Sprouts, Purple Sprouting broccoli, Chard, Pak choi, Salad, Jerusalem artichokes

FRUIT: Apples

HERBS: —

March 2022

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

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips, Black Spanish radish, Celeriac, Swede, Beetroot, Onions, Leeks, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Purple sprouting broccoli, Spinach, Chard, Rocket, Salad, Claytonia (winter purslane)

FRUIT: —

HERBS: —

April 2022

winter field, polytunnel and stored crops, additional early polytunnel/orchard crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Beetroot, Parsnips, Swede, Radish, Leeks, Spring onions, Squash, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Spring greens, Purple sprouting broccoli, Kale, Spinach, Salad, Rocket

FRUIT: Rhubarb

HERBS: —

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

May 2022
‘harvesting gap’ – last of the stored and overwintered field crops, early polytunnel crops beginning, orchard crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Potatoes (stored and new), Onions, Celeriac, Parsnips, Beetroot, Swede,

Leeks, Squash, Spring greens, Purple sprouting broccoli, Kale, Chard, Lettuce, Leaf beet, Peas, Courgette, Cucumber

FRUIT: Rhubarb, Strawberries

HERBS: —

June 2022
‘harvesting gap’ – early field and additional polytunnel crops beginning

VEGETABLES: New potatoes, New carrots, Beetroot, Kohl rabi, Calabrese broccoli, Cabbage, Spring onions, Chard, Leaf beet, Lettuce, Cucumber, Courgette, Tomatoes, Peas, Dwarf French beans

FRUIT: Strawberries

HERBS: Coriander, Rosemary

July 2022 

summer field, polytunnel and orchard crops ready for harvesting

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Carrots, Beetroot, Courgette, Cucumber, Aubergine, Spring onion, Autumn onions, Calabrese broccoli, Kohl rabi, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Dwarf French beans, Broad beans, Fennel, Salad, Lettuce

FRUIT: PYO soft fruits

HERBS: Rosemary

August 2022 
summer field, additional polytunnel and orchard crops ready for harvesting

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Carrots, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Courgettes, Aubergine, Broad beans, Kale, Celery, Peppers, Aubergine, Fennel, Cauliflower, French beans, Runner beans, Calabrese broccoli, New Zealand spinach, Rainbow chard, Lettuce, Chillies

FRUIT: PYO soft fruits and plums

HERBS: Parsley

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

September 2022  
summer crops still in high production

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Beetroot, Courgette, Tomatoes, New Zealand spinach, Chard (Swiss/rainbow), Cauliflower, Calabrese broccoli, Kale (Red Russian), Aubergine, Peppers, Runner beans, French beans, Chillies,

FRUIT: PYO plums

HERBS: —

October 2022 
last of summer field, polytunnel and orchard crops, winter field crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Carrots, Beetroot, Onions, Runner beans, French beans, Tomatoes, Kale, New Zealand spinach, Swiss chard, Calabrese broccoli, Romanesco broccoli, Peppers, Aubergines, Sweetcorn, Pumpkin, Celery, Garlic

FRUIT: Pears, Apples (Kidd’s orange red)

HERBS: —

November 2022 
stored orchard crops, winter field crops ready, start of winter polytunnel crops

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Carrots, Beetroot (red/golden), Onions, Tomatoes, Sprout tops, Cabbage, Fennel, Chard, Pak choi, Kale, Romanesco broccoli, Squash, Garlic, Salad

FRUIT: Apples (Sunset, Russet, Kidd’s orange red, Ashmead’s kernel, Bramley)

HERBS: —

December 2022 
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops (list not yet complete)

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Beetroot (red/golden), Squash, Chard, Sprouts, Cabbage, Curly kale, Salad, Garlic

FRUIT: Apples (Bramley)

HERBS: —

Updated 18th January 2023

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