What's In Season During British Food Fortnight
Our great ambassadors Liz Earle and Raymond Blanc discuss the benefits of eating seasonally.
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.
Why not make an effort to eat seasonably during British Food Fortnight. Some of the foods available in the Autumn include:
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
Download a full What's in Season factsheet pdf by clicking the blue box on this page.
Henri Le Worm seasonality chart is a fun chart for children.
Eat the Seasons gives a wealth of advice on seasonal eating.
Marine Stewardship Council provides information on sustainable and seasonal fish.