Seasonal food calendar

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  • Make sure you know what foods are in season with our seasonal food calendar. It'll work out cheaper, your fruit and veg will taste better and it's more nutritious.

    When foods are in season, there’s more of it which means lots of supermarket deals and 2-for-1 offers. Bulk-buy and you can freeze joints of meat which might be more expensive in another month, or for example, when tomatoes are in season, make a batch of herby sauce and freeze in containers for pastas and soups.

    Take a look below to see what fruit and vegetables are in season each month and browse some of the recipes you could make…

    January seasonal food

    Chicken livers on toast

    Chicken livers on toast with pomergranate seeds

    The parties are over, we’re all carrying a little extra Christmas weight, so time to get healthy. Oranges and lemons are coming into season, root veg like parsnips and swedes are in abundance, and salmon makes its seasonal debut.

    Fruit
    Apples (Bramley)
    Clementines
    Kiwi fruit (in season from mid-Jan)
    Lemons (coming into season)
    Oranges (coming into season)
    Passion fruit
    Pears
    Pomegranate

    Vegetables
    Beetroot (end of season)
    Brussel sprouts
    Cauliflower
    Celery (end of season)
    Celeriac
    Kale
    Leeks
    Mushrooms (wild)
    Parsnips
    Potatoes (maincrop)
    Rhubarb (coming into season)
    Shallots
    Swedes
    Turnips

    Meat
    Duck (end of season)
    Goose (end of season)
    Rabbit (available, but at its best Jul-Dec)
    Turkey
    Venison

    Fish and seafood
    Haddock
    Mussels
    Oysters
    Salmon (coming into season)

    Our favourite seasonal January recipes
    Salmon pasta with leeks and creme fraiche
    Roast root veg
    Easy leek and potato soup
    Cauliflower in three-cheese sauce
    Rhubarb and orange tart
    Citrus squares

    February seasonal food

    borlotti bean & kale soup

    Only the hardiest of veggies are around in February – the only newcomer is purple sprouting broccoli – but there’s lots of lovely seafood in season. Keep the winter blues away with hearty recipes made with February’s seasonal foods.

    Fruit
    Apples (Bramley) (end of season)
    Clementines (end of season)
    Kiwi fruit
    Lemons
    Oranges
    Passion fruit
    Pears (end of season)
    Pomegranates

    Vegetables
    Brussel sprouts (end of season)
    Cauliflower
    Celeriac
    Kale (end of season)
    Leeks
    Mushrooms (wild) (end of season)
    Parsnips (end of season)
    Potatoes (maincrop) (end of season)
    Purple sprouting broccoli (coming into season)
    Rhubarb
    Shallots
    Swedes (end of season)
    Turnips (end of season)

    Meat
    Rabbit (available but at its best Jul-Dec)
    Turkey (end of season)
    Venison (end of season)

    Fish and seafood
    Haddock (end of season)
    Mussels (end of season)
    Oysters
    Salmon

    Our favourite seasonal February recipes
    Steamed purple sprouting broccoli with goat’s cheese
    Grilled cauliflower soup
    Mussel and shallot broth
    Carrot and parsnip hotpot
    Chicken with baked rhubarb

    March seasonal food

    In March, the weather (hopefully!) warms up, getting you in the mood for lighter dishes with spinach, spring onions and watercress coming into season. Enjoy the last of the mussels and oysters.

    Fruit
    Kiwi fruit
    Lemons (end of main season)
    Oranges (end of main season)
    Passion fruit (end of season)
    Pomegranates (end of season)

    Vegetables
    Cauliflower
    Celeriac (end of season)
    Leeks (end of season)
    Peppers (coming into season)
    Purple sprouting broccoli
    Rhubarb
    Shallots (end of season)
    Spinach (comes into season mid-March)
    Spring onions (coming into season)

    Meat
    Rabbit (still available)
    Turkey (still available)

    Fish and seafood
    Mussels (end of season)
    Oysters (end of season)
    Salmon

    Our favourite seasonal March recipes
    Spinach pie with peperonata
    Goat’s cheese with watercress salad
    Garlic and wine mussels
    Sausage and spring onion meatball pasta
    Creamy spinach and roasted vegetable lasagne

    April seasonal food

    asparagus burrata and prosciutto toast

    asparagus burrata and prosciutto toast

    Enjoy early spring in April and the seasonal foods that come with it, the most well-known, of course, being lamb. Asparagus and apricots make their debut, and it’s also the season for tuna and crab.

    Fruit
    Apricot (coming into season)
    Kiwi fruit

    Vegetables
    Asparagus (coming into season)
    Cauliflower (end of season)
    Peppers
    Purple sprouting broccoli (end of season)
    Rhubarb
    Spinach
    Spring onions

    Meat
    Lamb (coming into season)
    Rabbit (still available)
    Turkey (still available)

    Fish and seafood
    Crab (coming into season)
    Salmon
    Tuna (coming into season)

    Our favourite seasonal April recipes
    Slow roast shoulder of lamb
    Greek lamb casserole
    Smoked salmon and asparagus omelette
    Tuna steaks with tomato butter

    May seasonal food

    May is the month when seasonal food gets really colourful, with peas, carrots and cherries coming into season, along with aubergines and rocket. The first of the new potatoes arrive, sardines and pollock are available too.

    Fruit
    Apricots
    Cherries (coming into season)
    Kiwi fruit

    Vegetables
    Asparagus
    Aubergines (in season from late May)
    Carrots (in season from late May)
    New potatoes (coming into season)
    Peas (coming into season)
    Peppers
    Rhubarb (end of season)
    Rocket (coming into season)
    Spinach
    Spring onions
    Watercress (coming into season)

    Meat
    Lamb
    Rabbit (available, but at its best Jul-Dec)

    Fish and seafood
    Crab
    Pollock (pollack) (in season from mid-May)
    Salmon
    Sardines (in season from end of May)
    Tuna

    June seasonal food

    baked mackerel

    baked mackerel

    Summer really kicks off in June. It’s the best month for broad beans, pak choi and courgettes, while strawerries, raspberries, blueberries and tomatoes have started to ripen. Haddock and mackerel also come into season.

    Fruit
    Apricots
    Blueberries (coming into season)
    Cherries
    Kiwi fruit
    Raspberries (coming into season)
    Strawberries (coming into season)
    Tomatoes (coming into season)

    Vegetables
    Artichokes (globe) (coming into season)
    Asparagus
    Aubergines
    Broad beans (in season mid-June)
    Carrots
    Courgettes (coming into season)
    Fennel (coming into season)
    New potatoes
    Pak choi (in season end of June)
    Peas
    Peppers
    Rocket
    Spinach (end of main season)
    Spring onions
    Turnips (summer season crop in season)
    Watercress

    Meat
    Lamb
    Rabbit (available but best Jul-Dec)

    Fish and seafood
    Crab
    Haddock (coming into season)
    Mackerel (coming into season)
    Pollock (pollack)
    Salmon
    Sardines
    Tuna

    Our favourite seasonal June recipes
    Red berry shortcake
    Smoked mackerel and spring onion jacket
    Creamy spinach and haddock fillets
    Broad bean and pepper salad
    Pak choi with cannellini beans and garlic
    Green and red salad stack
    Fennel and salmon parcels

    July seasonal food

    Berries are in season and blackberries make their first appearance, along with melon and peaches. Sweetcorn, broccoli, beetroot and courgettes come into season and seafood lovers can enjoy fresh, seasonal scallops.

    Fruit
    Apricots
    Blackberries (coming into season)
    Blueberries
    Cherries
    Kiwi fruit
    Melon (coming into season)
    Peaches (coming into season)
    Raspberries
    Strawberries
    Tomatoes

    Vegetables
    Artichokes (globe)
    Asparagus (end of season)
    Aubergines
    Beetroot (coming into season)
    Broad beans
    Broccoli (in season from end of July)
    Carrots
    Courgettes
    Cucumber (coming into season)
    Fennel
    New potatoes (end of season)
    Pak choi
    Peas
    Peppers
    Potatoes (maincrop) (coming into season)
    Rocket
    Spring onions (end of season)
    Sweetcorn (coming into season)
    Turnips (summer season crop)
    Watercress

    Meat
    Lamb
    Rabbit (main season begins)

    Fish and seafood
    Crab
    Haddock
    Mackerel
    Pollock (pollack)
    Prawns
    Salmon
    Sardines
    Scallops (from mid-July)
    Tuna

    Our favourite July seasonal recipes
    Courgette fritters
    BBQ sweetcorn with lime and chilli butter
    Rabbit in red wine sauce
    Scallop, bacon and lamb’s lettuce salad

    August seasonal food

    roasted broccoli

    Mediterranean vegetables are everywhere in August, berries are still going strong, broccoli is abundant and nectarines come into season. Think salads and smoothies. There’s lots of fish and seafood around too.

    Fruit
    Apricots
    Blackberries
    Blueberries
    Cherries (end of season)
    Kiwi fruit (end of season)
    Melon
    Nectarines (coming into season)
    Peaches
    Raspberries
    Strawberries (end of season)
    Tomatoes

    Vegetables
    Artichokes (globe)
    Aubergines
    Beetroot
    Broad beans
    Broccoli
    Carrots
    Celery (coming into season)
    Courgettes
    Cucumber
    Fennel
    Pak choi
    Peas
    Peppers
    Potatoes (maincrop)
    Rocket
    Sweetcorn
    Watercress

    Meat
    Lamb
    Rabbit
    Venison (may still be available)

    Fish and seafood
    Crab
    Haddock
    Mackerel
    Pollock (pollack)
    Salmon
    Sardines
    Scallops
    Tuna

    Our favourite August seasonal recipes
    Stuffed peppers
    Iced berry smoothies
    Broad bean crostini
    Fruity chicken salad
    Crab, pea and redcurrant salad
    Warm broccoli and chicken salad

    September seasonal food

    September marks the end of summer berries, but there’s lots of other fruit like apples, plums, grapes, figs and pears. Pumpkin, squash, kale and leeks make their debut, lamb makes a comeback and it’s the start of the mussels season.

    Fruit
    Apples (Bramley) (coming into season)
    Apricots (end of season)
    Blackberries
    Blueberries (end of season)
    Grapes (short season to October)
    Figs (coming into season)
    Melon
    Nectarines
    Peaches (end of season)
    Pears (coming into season)
    Plums (coming into season)
    Raspberries (end of season)
    Tomatoes

    Vegetables
    Artichokes (globe)
    Aubergines
    Beetroot
    Broad beans (in season until early Sep)
    Broccoli
    Butternut squash (coming into season)
    Carrots
    Celery
    Celeriac (coming into season)
    Courgettes
    Cucumber (end of season)
    Fennel
    Kale (coming into season)
    Leeks (coming into season)
    Pak choi (end of season)
    Peas
    Peppers
    Potatoes (maincrop)
    Pumpkin (coming into season)
    Rocket
    Sweetcorn
    Watercress

    Meat
    Duck (coming into season)
    Goose (coming into season)
    Lamb
    Rabbit
    Venison (coming into season)

    Fish and seafood
    Crab
    Haddock
    Mackerel
    Mussels (coming into season)
    Pollock (pollack)
    Salmon
    Sardines
    Scallops
    Tuna (until end Sep)

    Our favourite seasonal September recipes Lamb cutlets with pumpkin
    Leek and pear tart

    October seasonal food

    Mushroom soup

    Autumn’s still great for fruit and veg. It’s the start of the season for wild mushrooms, cranberries and shallots, while squash and pumpkin are widely available. Oysters start their season and it’s turkey time too.

    Fruit
    Apples (Bramley)
    Blackberries (end of season)
    Cranberries (coming into season)
    Grapes (end of season)
    Figs
    Melon (end of season)
    Nectarines (end of season)
    Pears
    Plums (end of season)
    Tomatoes (end of season)

    Vegetables
    Artichokes (globe)
    Aubergines (until mid-October)
    Beetroot
    Broccoli (end of season)
    Butternut squash
    Carrots (end of season)
    Celery
    Celeriac
    Courgettes (end of season)
    Fennel (end of season)
    Kale
    Leeks
    Mushrooms (wild) (coming into season)
    Parsnips
    Peas (end of season)
    Peppers (end of season)
    Potatoes (maincrop)
    Pumpkin
    Rocket (end of season)
    Shallots (coming into season)
    Sweetcorn (end of season)
    Swedes (until mid-Oct)
    Turnips (winter crop coming into season)
    Watercress

    Meat
    Duck
    Goose
    Lamb (end of season)
    Rabbit
    Turkey (coming into season)
    Venison

    Fish and seafood
    Crab
    Haddock
    Mackerel
    Mussels
    Oysters (coming into season)
    Pollock (pollack)
    Prawns (end of season)
    Salmon (end of season)
    Scallops

    November seasonal food

    Gordon Ramsay's brussel sprouts with pancetta

    Root vegetables like swedes and parsnips sweeten in the November frost and as the festive season approaches, chestnuts, clementines and passion fruit are easy to come by. It’s also the season forthe love-hate Brussels sprout.

    Fruit
    Apples (Bramley)
    Clementines (coming into season)
    Cranberries
    Figs (end of season)
    Passion fruit (coming into season)
    Pears

    Vegetables
    Artichokes (globe) (end of season)
    Beetroot
    Brussels sprouts (in season from end of Nov)
    Butternut squash (end of season)
    Celery
    Celeriac
    Kale
    Leeks
    Mushrooms (wild)
    Parsnips
    Potatoes
    Pumpkin
    Shallots
    Swedes
    Turnips
    Watercress (until early Nov)

    Meat
    Duck
    Goose
    Rabbit
    Turkey
    Venison

    Fish and seafood
    Crab (end of season)
    Haddock
    Mussels
    Oysters
    Pollock (pollack)
    Scallops

    Our favourite seasonal November recipes
    Clementine custard tart
    Buttered swede with crispy bacon
    Brie and cranberry torte
    Brussels sprouts with chestnuts
    Steak with parsnip mash

    December seasonal food

    It’s the season to be jolly in December as goose, duck and of course, turkey are in the shops. Cauliflower comes into season, as does sweet pomegranate, while hardy veggies like parsnip, swedes, turnips and sprouts are easy to find.

    Fruit
    Apples (Bramley)
    Clementines
    Cranberries (end of season)
    Passion fruit
    Pears
    Pomegranate (coming into season)

    Vegetables
    Beetroot
    Brussels sprouts
    Cauliflower (in season from mid-Dec)
    Celery
    Celeriac
    Kale
    Leeks
    Mushrooms (wild)
    Parsnips
    Potatoes (maincrop)
    Pumpkin
    Shallots
    Swede
    Turnips

    Meat
    Duck
    Goose
    Rabbit
    Turkey
    Venison

    Fish and seafood
    Haddock
    Mussels
    Oysters
    Pollock (pollack) (until start of Dec)
    Scallops

    Our favourite seasonal December recipes
    Roast turkey with chestnut, sage and apple stuffing
    Roast goose with apple and bay leaves
    Beetroot and pomegranate soup
    Celeriac, carrot and pearl barley bake
    Tana Ramsay’s Clementine tart

    What’s your favourite month or season for fresh produce? Do you love summer berries or is it spring vegetables that win you over? We’d love to hear your thoughts so join the conversation over on our Facebook page! 

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