Enjoying the Harvest

So all the hard work is done and now it's time to enjoy the fruits of your labours. There are lots of great recipes on the Internet, with websites like All recipes UK and Love Food Hate Waste having thousands of recipes for fruit and vegetables. We've linked to some useful recipes at the bottom of this page.

But sometimes you just get too much, and you can't face another courgette. Or you have more apples than you can eat and hate to see the rest go to waste.

Luckily, we have some useful resources for you. Abundance Reading, which is part of Transition Town Reading, can help with picking excess fruit and vegetables, and distribute it to good causes around town.

Or you can trade your surplus on the Reading Local Exchange Trading Scheme (LETS) and acquire Readies to use in exchange for other things or skills.

We also intend to provide advice and signs for giving it away on your allotment or at your house.




Related resources

Fruity Bakewell Tart

Ideal for apples and/or pears and also a good way to use home-made jam


A great recipe for chutney, using whatever's in season. All the right ingredients are likely to be found in your kitchen

Pear and Plum Chutney

Recipe to use up ripe pears and plums

Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with Parsnips, Desiree potatoes and Rosemary

A great autumnal recipe, combining Jerusalem artichokes with other seasonal root vegetables