We assume we can eat what we want and when we want. It has just become a part of our modern lifestyle. A few of us realise that it wasn’t always this way. Back in my grandparents day all food was dictated by the seasons. A lot of us have lost touch with seasonal foods and are disconnected with the origins of our food. But eating in season is not only good for us but brings us amazing benefits. It’s all about knowing where to look and knowing when the food is at its peak of quality. Here are four good reasons why it’s good to shop local and buy seasonal food.
Check out my list of seasonal foods readily available at the minute and when you’re next out at the supermarket have a look to see if you can bag a saving, support the best of British and eat with the seasons.
artichoke, beetroot, butternut squash, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chicory, horseradish, jerusalem artichoke, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, parsnips, potatoes (maincrop), pumpkin, salsify, shallots, swede, truffles (black), truffles (white), turnips, watercress, wild mushrooms
apples, clementines, cranberries, passion fruit, pears, pomegranate, quince, satsumas almonds, brazil nuts, chestnuts, cob nuts, hazelnuts, rosemary, sage, walnuts
beef, duck, goose, grouse, guinea fowl, hare, lamb, mallard, partridge, pheasant, rabbit, turkey, venison, wood pigeon
clams, cod, coley, crab, dab, dover sole, gurnard, haddock, halibut, hake, lemon sole, lobster, mackerel, monkfish, mussels, oysters, plaice, pollack, red mullet, sea bass (wild), sea bream, skate, squid, turbot, winkles