The tasty flavours of August.

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 August and a glorious summer is here. Early varieties of British apples will be ready to eat later this month. There is some delicious produce on our list which only grows overseas, but it is also in season now.

Vegetables:

artichoke, aubergine, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, chillies, courgettes, cucumber, fennel, french beans, garlic, kohlrabi, lettuce & salad leaves, mangetout, new potatoes, onions, pak choi, peas, peppers, potatoes (maincrop), radishes, rocket, runner beans, spinach, spring onions, sweetcorn, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, wild nettles

Fruit:

apricots, bilberries, blueberries, cherries, gooseberries, greengages, kiwi fruit, loganberries, melons, nectarines, peaches, raspberries, redcurrants, strawberries

Herbs:

basil, chives, coriander, oregano, mint, parsley, 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, mackerel, pilchard, plaice, pollack, prawns, red mullet, salmon, sardines, scallops, sea bass, sea bream, sea trout, shrimp, squid, whelks, whitebait