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Food is always at its best when in its prime growing season and this tends to echo the natural cycle of the year and the year's weather. Following the seasons both in what you grow in the garden and what you buy in the shops will bring you the freshest foods, the best flavour, maximum nutrition content and crispness or tenderness, and ultimately the best value for money. However most produce is in season for 2-3 months so in early season it may be smaller, younger and maybe sold at a premium until that food is in good supply. Similarly at the end of the season produce can be flagging and yet also maybe at a bargain price – so be aware of the Seasons.

Although the arrival of food seasons varies a little around the country here is a brief guide – but both my blog and recipe Archive will give you more ideas throughout the year.

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FRUIT: Blood orange, Seville Orange, Clementine, Forced Rhubarb, Satsuma, Pomegranate
VEGETABLE: Cabbage, Horseradish, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kale, Parsnip, Salsify, Swede
FISH: Cockles, Clams, Mussels, Oyster, Sea Bass, Whelks
MEAT: Goose, Pheasant, Venison

 

 

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FRUIT: Blood orange, Seville Orange, Clementine, Rhubarb, Satsuma
VEGETABLE: Cabbage, Cauliflower, Horseradish, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kale, Leek, Parsnip, Purple Sprouting, Swede
FISH: Cockles, Clams, Mussels, Oysters, Sea Bass, Winkles
MEAT: Goose Venison

March
FRUIT: Blood Orange, Seville Orange, Clementine, Satsuma
VEGETABLE: Cabbage, Horseradish, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kale, Parsnip, Purple Sprouting, Swede  
FISH: Clams, Cockles, Mussels, Oysters, Sardines, Sea Bass, Whelks
MEAT: Goose, Venison

April
FRUIT: Clementine, Seville Orange, Satsuma 
VEGETABLE: Cabbage, Horseradish, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kale, Morel, Cdrab 12107101
Parsnip, Swede, Spring Onion, Rocket, Watercress, Wild Garlic
FISH: Cockles, Crab, Oyster, Sardine, Whelks
MEAT: Lamb, Venison

May
FRUIT:  Elderflower Gooseberry Nectarine 
VEGETABLE: Asparagus, Chicory,Jersey New Potato, Morel, Radish, Rocket, Samphire, Spring Onion, Watercress 
FISH: Crab, Sardine
MEAT: Lamb 

June 
FRUIT:  Elderflower, Gooseberry, Nectarine, Raspberry, Strawberry Asparagus 10414600
VEGETABLE: Asparagus, Broad & French Beans, Chicory, Mangetout,
New Potato, Peas, Radish, Rocket, Spring Onion, Tomato, Watercress
Mackerel, Sardine  Hare, Lamb

July
FRUIT: Apricot, Blackcurrant, Cherry, Greengage, Nectarine, Peach, 
Raspberry, Redcurrant, Strawberry
VEGETABLE: Asparagus, Aubergine, Beetroot, Broad French &
Runner Beans, Chicory, Courgette, Cucumber, Fennel, Globe Artichoke,
Kohlrabi, Mangetout, New Potato, Peas, Radish, Rocket, Spring Onion,
Swiss Chard, Tomato, Watercress
FISH: Crab, Mackerel
MEAT: Lamb

August
FRUIT: Apple, Apricot, Blackberry, Bilberry, Blueberry, Greengage, Nectarine, Peach, Raspberry
VEGETABLE: Aubergine, Beetroot, French & Runner Beans, Chicory, Cobnut, Courgette, Rasp Peach 10911110
Cucumber, Fennel, Globe Artichoke, Kohlrabi, Marrow, New Potato, Peas, Pepper, Radish,
Rocket, Spring Onion, Sweetcorn, Swiss Chard, Tomato, Watercress 
FISH: Crab, Grey Mullet, Mackerel, Sardine, Scallop, Sea Bass
MEAT: Lamb, Grouse, Venison

September
FRUIT: Apple, Blackberry Blueberry, Damson, Fig, Pear, Plum, Pumpkin, Raspberry, Sloe  
NUTS: Walnut
VEGETABLE: Aubergine, Beetroot, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Chicory, Cobnut, Fennel, Globe Artichoke, New Potato, Peas, Radish, Rocket, Sweetcorn, Swiss Chard, Tomato, Truffle, Watercress,
FISH: Grey Mullet, Mackerel, Mussels, Oysters, Scallops, Sea Bass
MEAT: Grouse, Lamb, Partridge, Venison, Wild Duck

October
FRUIT: Apple, Blackberry, Damson, Fig, Pear, Plum, Pumpkin, Sloe, 11128120
NUTS: Walnut
VEGETABLE: Aubergine, Beetroot, Cabbage, Celeriac, Chicory, Cobnut, 
Fennel, Kale, Medlar, Potato, Salsify, Squash, Swede, Swiss Chard,
Truffle, Wild Mushroom  
MEAT: Grouse, Partridge, Pheasant, Venison, Wild Duck

November
FRUIT: Apple, Cranberry, Pomegranate, Pear, Plum, Pumpkin, Satsuma, Quince
NUTS: Chestnut
VEGETABLE: Brussels Sprout, Cabbage, Celeriac, Kale, Horseradish, Jerusalem Artichoke, Parsnip, Salsify, Squash, Truffle, Wild Mushroom
FISH: Clams, Mussels, Oysters, Scallop, Sea Bass, Winkles
MEAT: Pheasant, Venison, Wild Duck

December
FRUIT: Apple, Clementine, Cranberry, Pomegranate, Pear, Plum, Pumpkin, Pommegranate11481101
Satsuma, Quince 
NUTS: Chestnut
VEGETABLE: Brussels Sprout, Cabbage, Celeriac, Kale, Horseradish,
Jerusalem Artichoke, Parsnip, Squash, Salsify, Truffle, Wild Mushrooms
FISH: Clams, Mussels, Oysters, Scallop, Sea Bass, Winkles
MEAT: Goose, Pheasant, Turkey, Venison, Wild Duck