September

September feels

Up from the meadows rich with corn,

Clear in the cool September morn

John Greenleaf Whittier

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Notable Dates in September

2nd September – Full Moon

4th – 6th September – Dundee Food and Flower Show

5th September – The Braemar Gathering

6th September – Ironman Wales

8th – 12th September – British Science Festival

8th – 13th September – RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show

10th – 13th September – The Good Life Experience

11th – 20th September – Heritage Open Days

12th September – 1st November – Matlock Bath Illuminations

17th September – New Moon.

18th & 19th September – Egremont Crab Fair & World Gurning Championships

19th & 20th September – Abergavenny Food Festival

22nd September – Autumn Equinox

26th & 27th September – RHS Malvern Autumn Show

27th September – World Stone Skimming Championships

September seasonal Foods

What is seasonal in September.

If you would like a selection of Seasonal Organic produce, try Riverford veg, fruit and meat boxes

Greens:

Roots, etc:

Staples:

Meat:

Fruits:

Seafood:

Exotics:

In nature

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On the Farm

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Things to do in September

In the September garden

What to plant and sow

Gardening hints

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Out and about

Days and nights draw even.

Recipe of the month.

Crispy, juicy, melty Pork & roots.

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Ingredients

Pork – Cooking times.

If unsure, the following is a good rule of thumb:

@175C (170c Fan) 25 mins /Pound + 20 minutes. 35 mins /kg +20 minutes.

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Some Salt.

Equipment.

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Kitchen roll can be useful.


A large cup or mug you don’t use too often.

Preparation

Get it out the fridge. Weight it, note it, or read the label with the weight on it.

Give it a rinse, Dry it using a kitchen towel, or tea towel (straight to the wash)

Rub liberally with salt. Ensure it is well scored – if you have a butcher, ensure that they score it, if not, do it yourself with a sharp knife. If this is not possible, don’t panic. Ideally, the pieces should be the size of the perfect scratching or crackling.

Leave for at least an hour, or maybe two or more if its big (over 6kg / 9lb) at room temperature. You may cover with something to keep of flies or domestic animals.

Cooking

I think this goes very well with some carrots, (roast spuds if you are making them, or a bit of mash – potato or root), and lots of greens: depending on how the season is and your taste, Sprouts, Winter cabbage, Kale, Caleibrase or if lucky sprouting broccoli.

Activities, things to see and do in September

With lengthening days arise more opportunities to get out and about. To see what is happening in nature and the countryside. There is also a lot more to see as they year really starts to get going.

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