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Seasonal food

Why is it important to eat seasonally?

There are a number of good reasons to eat more local, seasonal food:

  • To reduce the energy (and carbon footprint) needed to grow and transport the food we eat
  • To avoid paying more for food that is scarcer or has travelled a long way
  • To support the local economy
  • To reconnect and understand the different cycles in nature throughout the year
  • Most importantly, seasonal food is fresher and so is far tastier and more nutritious

Click below to find out what food is in season at the moment:

March

Vegetables

Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Chard, Chicory, Endive, Kale, Lettuce, Nettles, Onions, Spring Onions, Beetroot, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Leeks, Mint, Parsley, Broccoli, Radishes, Rhubarb, Sorrel, Parsnip, Potatoes, Spinach, Squash, Turnips, Wild Garlic

Fruit & Nuts

Apples, Blood Oranges, Kiwi Fruit, Passion Fruit, Pears, Pineapple, Pomegranates

Seafood

Sardines, Lobster, Cockles, Cod, Hake, Lemon Sole, Mussels, Oysters, Salmon, Scallops

April

Vegetables

Broccoli, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Chard, Endive, Jersey Royal Potatoes, Lettuce, Nettles, Onions, Spring Onions, Sorrel, Spring Greens, Turnips, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Morel Mushrooms, Wild Garlic, Radishes, Rhubarb, Carrots, Kale, Watercress, Spinach, Rosemary Flowers

Fruit & Nuts

Apples

Meat

Spring Lamb

Seafood

Cockles, Crab, Lobster, Oysters, Salmon, Trout, Turbot, Sardines, Lemon Sole

May

Vegetables

Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Gooseberries, Parsley, Mint, Broad Beans, Rhubarb, New Carrots, Samphire, Asparagus, Beetroot, Chard, Endive, Jersey Royal Potatoes, Lettuce, Morel Mushrooms, Nettles, Onions, Peas, Spring Onions, Radishes, Rocket, Kale, Sorrel, Spinach, Spring Greens, Turnips Watercress

Fruit & Nuts

Apples, Elderflower, Gooseberries

Meat

Spring Lamb, Duck

Seafood

Crab, Herring Halibut, Lobster,Salmon, Turbot, Sea Trout, Sardines, Lemon Sole, Sea Bass

June

Vegetables

Globe Artichokes, Beetroot, Calabrese Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Chard, Cucumber, Dandelion, Endive, Garlic, Jersey Royal Potatoes, Nettles, Onions, Spring Onions, Radishes, Rocket, Samphire, Sorrel, Spinach, Spring Greens, Turnips, Watercress, Carrots, Lettuce, Peppers, Asparagus, Peas, Tayberries, Tomatoes, Courgettes, Broad Beans

Fruit & Nuts

Apples, Blackcurrants, Loganberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Elderflowers, Strawberries, Redcurrants, Rhubarb, Gooseberries

Meat

Lamb

Seafood

Crab, Salmon, Herring, Lemon Sole, Lobster, Mackerel, Sea Trout, Turbot

July

Vegetables

Globe Artichokes, Broad Beans, Runner Beans, Beetroot, Calabrese Broccoli, Chard, Cucumber, Dandelion, Endive, Garlic, Onions, Spring Onions, Rocket, Samphire, Shallots, Sorrel, Spinach, Turnips, Carrots, Spinach, Tomatoes, Watercress, Sage, Cauliflower, Aubergine, Fennel, Asparagus, Cabbage, Celery, Lettuce, Mangetout, New Potatoes, Oyster Mushrooms, Peas, Radish, Tomatoes, French Beans

Fruit & Nuts

Blackcurrants, Blueberries, Cherries, Elderflowers, Gooseberries, Loganberries, Raspberries, Redcurrant, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Peaches, Nectarine

Meat

Lamb

Seafood

Crab, Dover Sole, Herring, Lemon Sole, Lobster, Mackerel, Prawns, Salmon, Shrimps, Turbot, Sea Trout, Pilchards

August

Vegetables

Globe Artichokes, Broad Beans, Runner Beans, Beetroot, Calabrese Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Lettuce, Cauliflower, Aubergines, Peppers, Courgettes, Sweetcorn, Basil, French Beans, Tomatoes, Chard, Cucumber, Dandelion, Endive, Fennel, Garlic, Leeks, Wild Mushrooms, Onions, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radishes, Rocket, Samphire, Shallots, Sorrel, Spinach, Spring Onions, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnip, Watercress

Fruit & Nuts

Apples, Blackberries, Blackcurrants, Blueberries, Cherries, Plums, Redcurrants, Plums, Sloes, Gooseberries, Loganberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Nectarines, Peaches, Rhubarb, Pears, Apples

Meat

Lamb

Seafood

John Dory, Crab, Dover Sole, Herring, Lobster, Mackerel, Pilchards, Salmon, Sea Trout, Turbot

September

Vegetables 

Globe Artichokes, Broad Beans, Runner Beans, Beetroot, Calabrese Broccoli, Chard, Courgettes, Dandelion, Endive, Fennel, Garlic, Leeks, Rocket, Samphire, Shallots, Aubergines, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Damsons, French Beans, Kale, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Parsnips, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Spinach, Sweetcorn, Tomatoes, Sorrel, Spring Onions, Squash, Swede, Turnips, Watercress

Fruit & Nuts

Blackcurrants, Blueberries, Chestnuts, Cobnuts, Crabapples, Greengages, Loganberries, Plums, Redcurrants, Sloes, Strawberries, Walnuts, Rhubarb, Raspberries, Elderberries, Figs, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Melons, Grapes, Blackberries, Apples

Meat

Duck, Lamb

Seafood

Oysters, Sea Bass, Mussels, Crab, Dover Sole, Herring, Lobster, Mackerel, Pilchards, Plaice, Turbot

October

Vegetables

Jerusalem Artichoke, Runner Beans, Calabrese Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Celeriac, Celery, Chard, Aubergines, Beetroot, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Courgettes, Lettuce, Marrow, Mushrooms, Parsnips, Potatoes, Squash, Tomatoes, Watercress, Chicory, Cucumber, Endive, Fennel, Garlic, Kale, Leeks, Onions, Spring Onions, Pumpkin, Rocket, Salsify, Sorrel, Spinach, Swede, Turnips

Fruit & Nuts

Grapes, Apples, Blackberries, Blueberries, Chestnuts, Crab Apples, Damson Plums, Elderberries, Loganberries, Pears, Plums, Quinces, Raspberries, Sloes, Walnuts

Meat

Lamb, Mallard

Seafood

Mussels, Oysters, Crab, Herring, Eel, Lobster, Mackerel, Turbot

November

Vegetables

Carrots, Celeriac, Celery, Chard, Chicory, Endive, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Salsify, Spinach, Squash, Turnips, Jerusalem Artichokes, Beetroot, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Pumpkin, Swede, Cauliflower, Potatoes, Parsnips, Leeks

Fruit & Nuts

Pears, Chestnuts, Cranberries, Apples, Clementines, Hazelnuts, Pomegranates, Quinces, Sharon Fruit, Sloe Berries, Walnuts

Meat

Mallard

Seafood

Lobster, Mussels, Oysters, Turbot

December

Vegetables

Jerusalem Artichokes, Carrots, Chard, Chicory, Endive, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Spring Onions, Potatoes, Salsify, Spinach, Squash, Celery, Cabbage, Red Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Pumpkin, Beetroot, Turnips, Parsnips, Sprouts, Swede

Fruit & nuts

Royal Gala Apples, Almonds, Chestnuts, Clementines, Cranberries, Hazelnuts, Winter Melons, Pomegranates, Sharon Fruit, Quinces, Sloe berries, Walnuts, Pears

Meat

Turkey, Venison, Goose

Seafood

Sea Bass, Herring, Mussels, Oysters, Turbot

January 

Vegetables

Jerusalem Artichokes, Beetroot, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Sprouts, Carrots, Celery, Chard, Chicory, Endive, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Rocket, Salsify, Spinach, Spring Greens, Spring Onions, Swede, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Forced Rhubarb, Leeks, Parsnips, Turnips, Shallots, Squash

Fruit & Nuts

Almonds, Royal Gala Apples, Chestnuts, Clementines, Cranberries, Hazelnuts, Winter Melons, Seville Oranges, Pears, Pomegranates, Forced Rhubarb, Quince, Sloe Berries, Walnuts

Meat

Turkey, Venison, Goose

Seafood

Lobster, Scallops, Cod, John Dory, Mussels, Oysters, Turbot

February

Vegetables

Jerusalem Artichokes, Beetroot, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Cabbage, Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Potatoes, Salsify, Squash, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Chard, Chicory, Forced Rhubarb, Leeks, Parsnips, Spinach, Swede, Turnips

Fruit & Nuts

Apples, Pears, Pomegranates

Seafood

Mussels, Lobster, Haddock, Halibut, Mussels, Oysters, Turbot