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Produce from Samsø is Found All Over the Island

One of the first things you notice as soon as you arrive on Samsø are the numerous colourful fruit and vegetable stalls. All year around you can buy fresh seasonal ingredients for a delicious meal on the roadside. From famous Samsø new potatoes in May and June, through to crunchy cucumbers and ripe tomatoes, tempting strawberries and dark red blackcurrants in the summertime and, finally, pumpkins, cabbage and root vegetables in autumn and winter.

Here is a list of Samsø’s fresh produce and their availability throughout the year.

May

  • Asparagus
  • Potatoes
  • Parsley
  • Rhubarb
  • Radishes
  • Salad
  • Spinach

 June

  • Asparagus
  • Carrots
  • Strawberry
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Salad
  • Pointed cabbage
  • Spinach
  • Peas

July

  • Chard
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Redcurrant
  • Pointed cabbage
  • Gooseberry
  • Peas

August

  • Gherkins
  • Chard
  • Plums
  • Blackberries
  • String Beans
  • Hokkaido squash
  • Cabbage
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Pears
  • Beetroots
  • Red Cabbage
  • Blackcurrants
  • Squash
  • Apples

Autumn / Winter

  • Cauliflower
  • Pumpkin
  • Kale
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Parsnip
  • Parsley root
  • Leeks
  • Pears
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Beetroot
  • Red Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Apples

 

Souvenirs for Your Taste Buds

Surrounded by the sea, Samsø is blessed with a mild climate and great conditions for producing pretty much all forms of vegetables and fruits. Remember to bring home a sample of the island when you leave.

In recent years, innovative people from Samsø have started experimenting with unique tastes and created completely new products by combining the produce of the island with classical products like vegetable oils, schnapps, salt, honey and syrup. For example, you can try rosehip jam made with berries from the marshes, blackberry schnapps, potato aperitif, beetroot mustard, rhubarb syrup and many other interesting “souvenirs” that help make it fun to create healthy and delicious dishes.