Harvest time and what is good to eat

Posted by theglobeinn on September 15, 2017

Each fruit or vegetable has a prime time when it’s at its seasonal best. Some are great for over half of the year; others only hit their peak for a month. Either way it means extra flavour, extra crunch, extra juiciness and, of course, it is all super-fresh.

This month it’s the turn of things like blackberries, with some of hedgerows completely loaded with deliciously sweet and sour fruits. September is also great for runner beans and courgettes.

Head Chef at The Globe Inn, Chris Hannaford, said: “For us in the kitchen, September signifies change and its harvest is many hued, from russet apples to golden globe pumpkins.  From a personal point of view, many people are also looking for something a little more warming as the leaves begin to fall and the nights start to draw in, so plenty of soups made with fresh autumnal vegetables, which include parsnips and turnip.

“It's also a time of year where shell fish comes into its own, with many events happening around the region to celebrate the likes of oysters and clams – both of which are simply delicious and really fun to cook with.”

We believe that using excellent quality local produce, which is in season, means we can keep our menu fresh every week and it enables us to keep a continually changing specials board to suit what’s being pulled from the nets around the coast or from the local farmers’ fields.

Chris concluded: “We’ve talked about the importance of seasonal local produce before, but you simply can’t beat the flavour, the freshness and the quality of something that has been grown locally and is perfectly ripe.  I also think it is better for us to consume seasonal produce, because the fruits and vegetables are not being carted halfway around the world in refrigerators, which is going to impact their quality.”

For more information on our latest menus please visit our website or call 01548 531351 to book a table.