Spotting seasonal goodies can really liven up your dinner table all year round. Here’s a list of produce you should be able to source locally or at least from near Europe rather than farther away.
VEG Beetroot, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, leeks, potatoes, carrots, swede, parsnips, spring onions and cauliflower.]
FRUIT Rhubarb and pomegranate.
Also celeriac, purple sprouting broccoli, chicory.
VEG Leeks, potatoes, radishes, watercress, broad beans, cauliflower, spring cabbage and spring onions.
FRUIT Passion fruit and rhubarb.
Also Jersey Royal new potatoes, spinach and kale.
VEG Asparagus, broad beans, watercress, carrots, salad leaves, mushrooms, broccoli, potatoes and peas.
FRUIT Cherries and strawberries.
Also Jersey Royal new potatoes, fennel and mange tout.
VEG Asparagus, broad beans, courgettes, radishes, runner beans, spring onions, watercress and turnips.
FRUIT Rhubarb, gooseberries, passion fruit, strawberries and raspberries.
Also artichoke and aubergine.
VEG Asparagus, beetroot, salad leaves, broad beans, potatoes, courgettes, radishes, runner beans, spring onions, watercress, sweetcorn and turnips.
FRUIT Cherries, gooseberries, peaches, strawberries, blackberries, peaches and raspberries.
Also figs, artichoke, chillies and aubergine.
VEG Beetroot, broad beans, courgettes, salad leaves and cucumber, marrow, carrots, leeks, potatoes, radishes, garlic, tomatoes, runner beans, turnips, sweetcorn, spring onions, peas and watercress.
FRUIT Apples, blackberries, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, plums and gooseberries.
Also artichokes, aubergine, figs, damsons, redcurrants, chillies, peppers and apricots.
See also Seasonal eats- autumn and winter.