Eating seasonal food means eating fresh and that means the food you’re eating has higher nutritional content. Our bodies have different nutritional needs at particular times of the year and seasonal foods offer the minerals and trace elements that we are likely to require. It is often cheaper too and helps support local British farmers who work hard to look after the countryside. We’re sure you’ll agree that these are all good reasons among many more.
But we digress, produce that has ripened naturally tastes better exactly as nature intended. That’s a sure winner. It's all about flavours, and that’s something we know a thing or two about.
It's December and the days are colder and at their shortest. It is a time of feasting and there is still plenty of British fresh produce to choose from including many varieties of apples and pears. There is some tasty produce on our list which only grows overseas, but it is also in season and in supermarkets now.
Artichoke, beetroot, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chicory, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, parsnips, potatoes, salsify, shallots, swede, turnips, wild mushrooms
bramley apples, clementines, cranberries, passion fruit, conference pears, pineapple, pomegranate, royal gala apples, satsumas, tangerines
almonds, brazil nuts, chestnuts, hazelnuts, walnuts
duck, goose, grouse, guinea fowl, partridge, pheasant, rabbit, turkey, venison
clams, cod, coley, dab, dover sole, gurnard, haddock, halibut, hake, langoustine, lemon sole, lobster, mackerel, monkfish, mussels, oysters, plaice, red mullet, scallops, sea bass (wild), sea bream, skate, turbot, winkles