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Seasonal: fruit, vegetables and fish to buy in October

by Ada Parisi
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Seasonal in October, what to buy in October to respect the seasonality of the land and sea, eat better and at a reasonable cost. By October summer it is now officially behind us and start autumn: like the leaves, Also the food in season in October began to change color. October marks a big change from the seasonal point of view. There are still some summer vegetables like eggplant, but now we must focus our attention on other foods, with a high content of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants that help us to cope with the transition from summer to autumn.

October is a month characterized the harvest and the olive harvest, and is therefore the right time to buy the juice and fresh olives. It also comes at the height of the mushroom season, including truffle. Here come the nuts and chestnuts. Is, after learning what to buy in October, in the bottom of the article I will also suggest some recipes to experiment with the first fruits of this month that I like so much.


Start of season

  • chestnuts
  • peanuts
  • nuts
  • khaki (loti)
  • lemons
  • Pineapple
  • Quince

Continues the season

  • avocado
  • grapes, both white and red
  • Pears
  • figs
  • fresh dates
  • melograni
  • eat
  • Apples
  • papaya
  • prunes and plums
  • late varieties of peaches like those of Leonforte PGI


Start of season:

  • olives
  • cabbage
  • catalonia
  • Truffle
  • fennel
  • chicory
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • beets
  • pumpkin

Continues the season

  • Swiss chard
  • Spinach
  • broccoli
  • mushrooms
  • lettuce
  • cabbage
  • Onion
  • carrots
  • Eggplant
  • potatoes
  • celery


  • alalunga
  • mullet roe
  • hake
  • redfish
  • the little hen
  • bream
  • swordfish
  • sardine
  • sole fish
  • tuna
  • mullet
  • sea ​​urchins
  • aguglia
  • calamari
  • moscardini
  • cuttlefish
  • kingfish
  • Bass
  • bream
  • turbot
  • clams

(sources: Federcoopesca, Adoc)

Recipes to try to October

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