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.
August is here, so there is a very wide selection of fresh British produce available. Early British apples will start to appear in August when the harvest begins. There is some delicious produce on our list which only grows overseas, but it is also in season now.
artichoke, aubergine, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, chillies, courgettes, cucumber, fennel, french beans, garlic, kohlrabi, lettuce & salad leaves, mangetout, marrow, onions, pak choi, peas, peppers, potatoes (maincrop), radishes, rocket, runner beans, spring onions, sweetcorn, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, wild mushrooms
Fruits: apricots, bilberries, blueberries, cherries, damsons, figs, greengages, loganberries, melons, nectarines, peaches, plums, raspberries, redcurrants, strawberries, windsor apples
Herbs/nuts: basil, chives, coriander, oregano, mint, parsley (curly), parsley (flat-leafed), rosemary, sage, sorrel, tarragon, thyme
Meat: beef, lamb, rabbit, venison, wood pigeon
Fish: cod, coley, crab, dab, dover sole, grey mullet, haddock, halibut, herring, langoustine, lemon sole, mackerell, monkfish, pilchard, plaice, pollack, prawns, red mullet, salmon, sardines, scallops, sea bass (wild), sea bream, sea trout, shrimp, squid, whelks
That's a wealth of flavours and a great starting point for inspiration to create some wonderful spring seasonal tastes.