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.
January is here and British apples and pear season is well under way, so there are many different varieties to choose from. There is some delicious produce on our list which only grows overseas, but it is also in season now.
beetroot, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chicory, horseradish, jerusalem artichoke, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, parsnips, potatoes (maincrop), salsify, shallots, swede, truffles (black, turnips
Bramley apples, British Royal Gala apples, blood oranges, clementines, British Conference Pears, kiwis, lemons, oranges, passion fruit, pears, pineapple, pomegranate, rhubarb, satsumas, tangerines
almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts
duck, guinea fowl, mallard, partridge, turkey, venison
clams, cockles, dab, dover sole, gurnard, haddock, halibut, hake, langoustine, lemon sole, lobster, mackerel, mussels, oysters, red mullet, scallops, sea bream, skate, turbot winkles