15th February 2017


Within supermarkets it’s easy to find any vegetable/ fruit at any time of year. I mean, you can buy papayas all year round, and those are definitely not locally grown, let alone seasonal. So what’s the benefit of sticking to seasonal and better yet, locally grown fruit and veg? For one thing, when there’s an abundance of veg in season, they’re cheaper. Eating locally grown veg/ fruit not only supports local businesses, but tends to be of better quality too. The produce will have spent less time travelling, so will be fresher; imported fruit and veg tends to have been picked whilst still unripe, so that they are ripe by the time they reach shops. Eating seasonal veg has health benefits too; they tend to contain the nutrients our bodies need at that time of year. At the moment, we’re nearing the end of winter produce, and moving into spring season. Here’s a list of what’s in season now, and what will be soon. 

Winter (Dec- Feb)- Make the most of these while you can!

Apples, Pears,Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Fennel, Kale, Leeks, Parsnips, Potatoes (and more).

Spring (March- May)- Here’ what’s coming up! 

Rhubarb,Cucumbers,New potatoes,Spinach,Radishes,Purple Sprouting Broccoli,Spring Greens,Watercress (and more).

Source: http://www.lovebritishfood.co.uk/british-food-and-drink/fruit-and-vegetables