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.
September is here, so there is a very wide selection of fresh British produce available. British apples and pear season has begun 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.
artichoke, aubergine, beetroot, broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, celeriac, celery, chillies, courgettes, cucumber, fennel, french beans, garlic, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce & salad leaves, mangetout, marrow, onions, pak choi, peppers, potatoes (main crop), pumpkin, radishes, rocket, runner beans, shallots, spring onions, sweetcorn, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, wild mushrooms
Fruits: bilberries, blackberries, Bramley apples, British Royal Gala apples, damsons, elderberries, figs, grapes, medlar, melons, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, redcurrants, Zari apples
Herbs/nuts: chestnuts chives, cob nuts, coriander, oregano, mint, parsley (curly), parsley (flat-leafed), rosemary, sage, sorrel, thyme
Meat: beef, duck, grouse, guinea fowl, lamb, mallard, pheasant, rabbit, turkey, venison, wood pigeon
clams, cod, coley, crab, dab, dover sole, grey mullet, haddock, halibut, hake, herring, lemon sole, mackerel, monkfish, mussels, oysters, pilchard, plaice, pollack, prawns, red mullet, sea bass (wild), sea bream, shrimp, squid, turbot, whelks, winkles
That's a wealth of flavours and a great starting point for inspiration to create some wonderful autumn seasonal tastes.