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 2018 
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions (red and white), Carrots, Leeks, Beetroot, Cabbage, Pak choi, Squash (Crown prince), Parsnip, Black Spanish radish, Brussels sprouts, Curly kale, Chard, Mixed salad, Spinach, Celeriac, Swede, Dried chillies

FRUIT: Apples

HERBS: Coriander

February 2018
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions (red and white), Carrots, Leeks, Beetroot, Celeriac, Jerusalem artichokes, Parsnips, Black Spanish radish, Squash, Spring greens, Cabbage, Kale, Mixed salad, Sprouting broccoli, Spinach

HERBS: Parsley

March 2018
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops, some early polytunnel/orchard crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions (red and white), Parsnips, Beetroot, Celeriac, Jerusalem artichokes, Leeks, Squash, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Chard, Spinach, Sprouting broccoli, Mixed salad, Pak choi

HERBS: Parsley

April 2018 
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops, additional early polytunnel crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions (red and white), Carrots, Parsnips, Celeriac, Beetroot, Black Spanish radish, Squash, Radish, Leeks, Spring onions, Cauliflower, Spinach, Spring greens, Chard, Kale, Mixed salad, Sprouting broccoli, Pak choi

FRUIT: Rhubarb

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

May 2018
‘harvesting gap’ – last of the stored and overwintered field crops, early polytunnel crops beginning, orchard crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Parsnips, Beetroot, Celeriac, Leeks, Squash, Radish, Cauliflower, Spinach, Lettuce, Mixed salad, Asparagus, Sugar snap peas, Chard, Spring greens, Rocket, Cucumber

FRUIT: Rhubarb

HERBS: Basil in a pot

June 2018 
‘harvesting gap’ – early field and additional polytunnel crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Beetroot, Turnips, Kohlrabi, Broad beans, Sugar snap peas, Spring onions, Spring greens, Beetroot tops, Chard, Mixed salad, Courgettes, Asparagus, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Dried chillies

FRUIT: Strawberries

HERBS: Coriander

FLOWERS: Snap dragons

July 2018 
summer field, polytunnel and orchard crops ready for harvesting

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Carrots, Baby onions, Baby beetroot, Turnips, Spring onions, Garlic, Kohlrabi, Sugar snap peas, French beans, Salad, Courgettes, Cucumbers, Broad beans, French beans, Salad, Tomatoes, Aubergine, Kale, Calabrese broccoli, Cabbage, New Zealand spinach

FRUIT: Strawberries, Blackcurrants, Red currants, White currants, Tayberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries, Cherries

HERBS: Coriander, Basil

FLOWERS: Snap dragons, Edible flowers: Calendula marigolds, Cornflowers

August 2018 
summer field, additional polytunnel and orchard crops ready for harvesting

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Carrots, Peppers, Aubergines, Courgettes, Cucumbers, Cooking tomatoes, French beans, Runner beans, Salad tomatoes, Cherry tomatoes, Mixed salad, New Zealand spinach

FRUIT: Blackcurrants, Blackberries, Plums, Gages, Apples

HERBS: Basil, Parsley

FLOWERS: Snap dragons, Edible flowers: Calendula marigolds, Cornflowers

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

September 2018  
summer crops still in high production

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Garlic, Peppers, Aubergines, Cucumbers, Courgettes, French beans, Runner beans, Fennel, Calabrese broccoli, Cherry tomatoes, Cooking tomatoes, Salad tomatoes, Curly kale, Lettuce, Sweetcorn, New Zealand spinach, Mixed salad

FRUIT: Apples

HERBS: Parsley, Basil, Coriander

October 2018 
last of summer field, polytunnel and orchard crops, winter field crops beginning

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Garlic, Calabrese broccoli heads, Broccoli sideshoots, Sprouting broccoli, Cauliflower, Beetroot, Fennel, Celery, Peppers, Squash, Chillies, Cucumbers, Aubergines, French beans, Runner beans, Tomatoes, Spinach, Chard, Kale, Salad, Pak choi, Sweetcorn

FRUIT: Apples, Pears

HERBS: Coriander

November 2018 
last of orchard crops, winter field crops ready, start of winter polytunnel crops

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Celeriac, Mooli/daikon radish, Celery, Turnips, Squash, Chard, Rocket, Garlic, Chinese cabbage, Fennel, Peppers, Mixed salad, Kale, Cauliflower, Sprouting broccoli,

FRUIT: Apples

HERBS: Parsley, Coriander

December 2018 
winter field, polytunnel and stored crops

VEGETABLES: Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Black Spanish radish, Parsnips, Turnips, Swede, Leeks, Squash, Celery, Romanesco broccoli, Beetroot, Garlic, Cabbage (red and savoy), Brussels sprouts, Kale, Mixed salad, Chard, Pak choi

FRUIT: Apples

HERBS: Coriander, Parsley

Updated 21st February 2019

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