What's In Season When
Eating British fruits and vegetables in season is good for you. Foods in season contain the nutrients, minerals and trace elements that our bodies need at particular times of the year. British food travels less far from farm to shop so regardless of how carbon footprints are calculated it self-evidently has a lower carbon footprint.
Choosing British means supporting British farmers whose work helps to keep the British countryside the way we want it to look!
Meat: Beef Steaks - Chicken - Sausages - Spring Lamb
Vegetables: Asparagus - Carrots - Cauliflowers - Celeriac - Cucumbers - Curly Kale - Purple Sprouting Broccoli - Savoy Cabbage - Sorrel - Spinach - Spring Greens - Spring Onion - Watercress
Fruit: Gooseberries - Rhubarb
Fish: Crab - Haddock - John Dory - Lobster - Mackerel - Monkfish - Prawns - Sea Bass - Sea Salmon - Trout - Turbot
Meat: Beef Steaks - Chicken - Ham - Lamb - Pork Pies - Pork Spare Ribs - Saltmarsh Lamb - Sausages - Venison
Vegetables: Beetroot - Broad Beans - Carrots - Cauliflowers - Courgettes - Cucumber - Fennel - Fresh Peas - Garlic - Green Beans - Lettuce & Salad Leaves - New potatoes - Radishes - Runner Beans- Sage - Salad Onions - Squash - Tomatoes - Watercress
Fruit: Blueberries - Currants (black, white and red) - Elderflower berries - Greengages - Loganberries - Plums - Raspberries - Strawberries - Tayberries
Fish: Crab - Pilchards - Wild Salmon
Meat: Chicken - Grouse – Ham - Heather-fed Lamb - Pies Pork – Sausages - Venison
Vegetables: Field Mushrooms – Lettuce – Marrow – Potatoes – Pumpkin – Rocket – Squashes – Sweetcorn - Watercress
Fruit: Apples – Blackberries – Damsons – Elderberries – Pears – Plums - Sloes
Fish: Brill – Dabs - Dover Sole – Flounders – Oysters - Skate
Meat: Chicken - Gammon - Goose – Partridge – Pheasant – Sausages – Turkey – Venison - Wild Duck
Vegetables: Bay Leaves – Brussels – Sprouts - Cabbage – Carrots – Cauliflower – Celeriac - Curly Kale - Fennel – Leeks - Parsnips – Potatoes - Red Cabbage – Swede – Turnips
Fruit: Apples – Pears - Quince
Fish: Grey Mullet – Mussels – Scallops
Eat the Seasons gives a wealth of advice on seasonal eating.
Visit Marine Stewardship Council for information on sustainable fish.