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 especially helps support local British farmers who work 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.
June is here, so the amount of fresh British produce available is considerable. British apples and pears have now finished till August when the harvest begins. There is some delicious produce on our list which only grows overseas, but it is also in season now.
Vegetables: artichoke, asparagus, aubergine, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, chillies, courgettes, fennel, french beans, garlic, jersey royal new potatoes, kohlrabi, lettuce & salad leaves, mangetout, new potatoes, onions, pak choi, peas, radishes, rocket, runner beans, samphire, spinach, spring onions, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, wild nettles
Fruits: apricots, bilberries, blueberries, cherries, gooseberries, greengages, kiwi fruit, peaches, strawberries
Herbs/nuts: basil , chervil, chives, coriander, dill, elderflowers, oregano, mint, nasturtium, parsley (curly), parsley (flat-leafed), rosemary, sage, sorrel, tarragon, thyme
Meat: lamb, wood pigeon
Fish: cod, coley, crab, haddock, halibut, herring, langoustine, plaice, pollack, prawns, salmon, sardines, scallops (queen), sea bream, sea trout, shrimp, squid, whelks, whitebait
That's a wealth of flavours and a great starting point for inspiration to create some wonderful spring seasonal tastes.