When winter arrives the retail shelves start filling up with clementines and satsumas - the so-called "Easy-peelers". Consumers love them for their convenience. The popularity of these fruits is largely down to their rich colour, clean skin, good taste with plenty of juice, and no seeds - as well as being easy to peel. Satsumas remain popular, but the clementines help to keep the season going with varieties such as Clemenules, Nour and Nadorcotts.
As November is now underway there's one very large, orange vegetable that makes an appearance in the fresh produce section of the supermarkets: the pumpkin. Known more for carving than eating in Europe, the traditional Jack-o'-Lantern has turned this vegetable into the ultimate symbol of Halloween.
Summer holidays have come to an end, and that dreaded phrase Back to School is hanging over the nation's children. Once the school shoes and stationery are sorted, the contents of the daily lunch box is next on the list.