Foods in Season

Use our handy guide to find out which foods are in season month by month.

Why eat foods in season?

Because seasonal food tends to be fresher, it tastes better and has more nutritional benefit.
By buying foods in season it also has a positive impact on the environment and local economy too.

It is easy to take for granted the vast array of foods available and to expect to be able to obtain them all year round. Imports from all over the globe keep the supermarket shelves consistently stocked with produce.

But why buy beans or asparagus that have been flown all the way from Peru or Kenya when UK varieties are best when in season?
This does mean that what is eaten and when will change as seasonal eating means that not everything can be had all the time.

That is is all part of the joy of foods in season, the anticipation of the finest asparagus, the freshest bean. the juiciest, sweetest strawberry or succulent scallop.

How to use this guide

Each section is split into the seasons; winter, spring, summer and spring containing their respective months. To see a list of foods in season whether they are vegetables, fruit, meat & game or fish & seafood, select the plus (+) symbol and the box will open to reveal.

The foods include a range of the most popular and easily obtainable. There are a few imported fruits included – these are the ones which have become part of everyday eating un the UK, bananas and lemons, for example.

Enjoy using foods in season with recipes from The Artisan Food Trail.

WINTER: December – February

Foods in Season – Vegetables Winter
Vegetables

DECEMBER

  • Beetroot
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chicory
  • Horseradish
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes (maincrop)
  • Salsify
  • Shallots
  • Swede
  • Truffles (black)*
  • Truffles (white)*
  • Turnips
  • Wild mushrooms

JANUARY

  • Beetroot
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chicory
  • Horseradish
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes (maincrop)
  • Salsify
  • Shallots
  • Swede
  • Truffles (black)*
  • Turnips

FEBRUARY

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chicory
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes (maincrop)
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Salsify
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Swede
  • Truffles (black)*
  • Turnips

*Imported into the UK

Foods in Season – Fruit Winter
Fruit

DECEMBER

  • Almonds*
  • Apples
  • Brazil nuts*
  • Chestnuts
  • Cementines*
  • Cranberries*
  • Hazelnuts*
  • Passion fruit*
  • Pears
  • Pineapple*
  • Pomegranate*
  • Satsumas*
  • Tangerines*
  • Walnuts*

JANUARY

  • Almonds*
  • Apples
  • Blood oranges*
  • Brazil nuts*
  • Cementines*
  • Kiwi fruit*
  • Lemons*
  • Oranges*
  • Passion fruit*
  • Pears
  • Pineapple*
  • Pomegranate*
  • Rhubarb
  • Satsumas*
  • Tangerines*
  • Walnuts*

FEBRUARY

  • Bananas*
  • Blood oranges*
  • Clementines*
  • Kiwi fruit*
  • Lemons*
  • Oranges*
  • Passion fruit*
  • Pineapple*
  • Pomegranate*
  • Rhubarb

*Imported into the UK

Foods in Season – Meat and Game Winter
Meat & Game

DECEMBER

  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Grouse
  • Guinea fowl
  • Hare
  • Mallard
  • Partridge
  • Pheasant
  • Rabbit
  • Snipe
  • Turkey
  • Venison (fallow deer, red deer, roe deer)
  • Wild Boar
  • Woodcock

JANUARY

  • Duck
  • Guinea fowl
  • Hare
  • Mallard
  • Partridge
  • Pheasant
  • Rabbit
  • Snipe
  • Turkey
  • Venison (fallow deer)
  • Wild Boar
  • Woodcock

FEBRUARY

  • Duck
  • Guinea fowl
  • Hare
  • Partridge
  • Rabbit
  • Turkey
  • Venison (fallow deer)
Foods in Season – Fish and Seafood Winter
Fish & Seafood

DECEMBER

  • Clams
  • Cockles
  • Cod
  • Coley
  • Dab
  • Dover sole
  • Gurnard
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Hake
  • Langoustine
  • Lemon sole
  • Lobster
  • Mackerel
  • Monkfish
  • Mussels
  • Oysters (native, rock)
  • Plaice
  • Prawns
  • Red mullet
  • Salmon (farmed)
  • Scallops (queen)
  • Sea bass (wild)
  • Sea bream
  • Skate
  • Trout (farmed)
  • Turbot
  • Whiting
  • Winkles

JANUARY

  • Clams
  • Cockles
  • Cod
  • Crab (brown)
  • Dab
  • Dover sole
  • Gurnard
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Hake
  • Langoustine
  • Lemon sole
  • Lobster
  • Mackerel
  • Mussels
  • Oysters (rock)
  • Razor Clams
  • Red mullet
  • Salmon (farmed)
  • Scallops (queen)
  • Sea bream
  • Skate
  • Trout (farmed)
  • Turbot
  • Whiting
  • Winkles

FEBRUARY

  • Clams
  • Cockles
  • Cod
  • Crab (brown)
  • Dab
  • Dover sole
  • Gurnard
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Hake
  • Langoustine
  • Lemon sole
  • Lobster
  • Mackerel
  • Mussels
  • Oysters (rock)
  • Red mullet
  • Salmon
  • Scallops (queen)
  • Skate
  • Turbot
  • Winkles

SPRING: March – May

Foods in Season – Vegetables Spring
Vegetables

MARCH

  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Salsify
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Swede
  • Wild nettles

APRIL

  • Asparagus
  • Basil
  • Broccoli
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Jersey royal new potatoes
  • Lettuce & salad leaves
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Samphire
  • Spinach
  • Sorrel
  • Spring greens
  • Spring onions
  • Watercress
  • Wild nettles

MAY

  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Jersey Royal new potatoes
  • Lettuce & salad leaves
  • Mangetout
  • Mint
  • Nasturtium
  • New potatoes
  • Oregano
  • Parsley (curly)
  • Peas
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Samphire
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Spring Greens
  • Spring onions
  • Tarragon
  • Watercress
  • Wild nettles
Foods in Season – Fruit Spring
Fruit

MARCH

  • Bananas*
  • Blood oranges*
  • Kiwi fruit*
  • Lemons*
  • Oranges*
  • Passion fruit*
  • Pineapple*
  • Rhubarb

APRIL

  • Bananas*
  • Kiwi fruit*
  • Rhubarb

MAY

  • Bananas*
  • Kiwi fruit*
  • Rhubarb

* Imported into the UK

Foods in Season – Meat and Game Spring
Meat & Game

MARCH

  • Venison (fallow deer)
  • Wild Boar

APRIL

  • Lamb
  • Wood pigeon
  • Venison (roe deer)

MAY

  • Lamb
  • Wood pigeon
  • Venison (roe deer)
Foods in Season – Fish and Seafood Spring
Fish & Seafood

MARCH

  • Cockles
  • Crab (brown)
  • Dab
  • Dover sole
  • Gurnard
  • Hake
  • Langoustine
  • Lemon sole
  • Lobster
  • Mussels
  • Oysters (rock)
  • Pollack
  • Red mullet
  • Salmon (farmed)
  • Shrimp
  • Trout (farmed)
  • Whitebait
  • Winkles

APRIL

  • Cockles
  • Crab (brown)
  • Langoustine
  • Lobster
  • Plaice
  • Pollack
  • Prawns
  • Salmon (farmed)
  • Sea trout
  • Shrimp
  • Trout (farmed)
  • Whelks
  • Whitebait

MAY

  • Cod
  • Coley
  • Crab (spider)
  • Crayfish
  • Haddock
  • Langoustine
  • Mackerel
  • Megrim
  • Plaice
  • Pollack
  • Prawns
  • Salmon (farmed)
  • Sardines
  • Sea trout
  • Shrimp
  • Trout (farmed)
  • Whelks
  • Whitebait
  • Whiting

SUMMER: June – August

Foods in Season – Vegetables Summer
Vegetables

JUNE

  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine
  • Basil
  • Beetroot
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Chillies
  • Chinese Leaf
  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Courgettes
  • Dill
  • Elderflowers
  • Fennel (bulb)
  • French beans
  • Garlic
  • Jersey Royal new potatoes
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce & salad leaves
  • Mangetout
  • Mint
  • Nasturtium
  • New potatoes
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Pak choi
  • Parsley (curly)
  • Parsley (flat-leafed)
  • Peas
  • Potatoes (main crop)
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Rosemary
  • Runner beans
  • Sage
  • Samphire
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Spring Greens
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Wild nettles

JULY

  • Artichoke
  • Aubergine
  • Basil
  • Beetroot
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Chervil
  • Chillies
  • Chinese Leaf
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Courgettes
  • Dill
  • Elderflowers
  • Fennel (bulb)
  • French beans
  • Garlic
  • Jersey Royal new potatoes
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce & salad leaves
  • Mangetout
  • Mint
  • Nasturtium
  • New potatoes
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Pak choi
  • Parsley (curly)
  • Parsley (flat-leafed)
  • Peas
  • Potatoes (main crop)
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Rosemary
  • Runner beans
  • Sage
  • Samphire
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Wild nettles

AUGUST

  • Artichoke
  • Aubergine
  • Basil
  • Beetroot
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Chillies
  • Chinese Leaf
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumber
  • Fennel (bulb)
  • French beans
  • Garlic
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce & salad leaves
  • Mangetout
  • Marrow
  • Mint
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Pak choi
  • Parsley (curly)
  • Parsley (flat-leafed)
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes (maincrop)
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Rosemary
  • Runner beans
  • Sage
  • Sorrel
  • Spring onions
  • Sweetcorn
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Wild mushrooms
Foods in Season – Fruit Summer
Fruit

JUNE

  • Apricots*
  • Bilberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Gooseberries
  • Greengages
  • Kiwi fruit*
  • Peaches*
  • Strawberries
  • Whitecurrants

JULY

  • Apricots*
  • Bilberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Gooseberries
  • Greengages
  • Kiwi fruit*
  • Loganberries
  • Melons*
  • Peaches*
  • Strawberries
  • Whitecurrants

AUGUST

  • Apricots*
  • Bilberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Damsons
  • Figs*
  • Greengages
  • Loganberries
  • Melons*
  • Nectarines*
  • Peaches*
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Redcurrants
  • Strawberries

*Imported into the UK

Foods in Season – Meat and Game Summer
Meat & Game

JUNE

  • Lamb
  • Venison (roe deer)
  • Wood pigeon

JULY

  • Lamb
  • Rabbit
  • Venison (roe deer)
  • Wood pigeon

AUGUST

  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Rabbit
  • Venison (fallow deer, roe deer)
  • Wood pigeon
Foods in Season – Fish and Seafood Summer
Fish & Seafood

JUNE

  • Black Bream
  • Cod
  • Coley
  • Crab (spider)
  • Crayfish
  • Cuttlefish
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Herring
  • Langoustine
  • Mackerel
  • Megrim
  • Plaice
  • Pollack
  • Prawns
  • Salmon (farmed, wild)
  • Sardines
  • Scallops (queen)
  • Sea Bass
  • Sea bream
  • Sea trout
  • Shrimp
  • Squid
  • Trout (farmed)
  • Whelks
  • Whitebait
  • Whiting

JULY

  • Black Bream
  • Cod
  • Coley
  • Crab (spider)
  • Crayfish
  • Cuttlefish
  • Dover sole
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Herring
  • Langoustine
  • Lobster
  • Mackerel
  • Megrim
  • Pilchard
  • Plaice
  • Pollack
  • Prawns
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Scallops (queen)
  • Sea bream
  • Sea trout
  • Shrimp
  • Squid
  • Whelks
  • Whitebait

AUGUST

  • Cod
  • Coley
  • Crab
  • Dab
  • Dover sole
  • Grey mullet
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Herring
  • Langoustine
  • Lemon sole
  • Mackerel
  • Monkfish
  • Pilchard
  • Plaice
  • Pollack
  • Prawns
  • Red mullet
  • Salmon (farmed, wild)
  • Sardines
  • Scallops (queen)
  • Sea bass (wild)
  • Sea bream
  • Sea trout
  • Shrimp
  • Squid
  • Trout (farmed)
  • Whelks
  • Whiting

AUTUMN: September – November

Foods in Season – Vegetables Autumn
Vegetables

SEPTEMBER

  • Artichoke
  • Aubergine
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Butternut squash
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Chestnuts
  • Chillies
  • Chinese Leaf
  • Chives
  • Cob nuts
  • Coriander
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumber
  • Fennel (bulb)
  • French beans
  • Garlic
  • Horseradish
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce & salad leaves
  • Mangetout
  • Marrow
  • Mint
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Pak choi
  • Parsley (curly)
  • Parsley (flat-leafed)
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes (maincrop)
  • Pumpkin
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Rosemary
  • Runner beans
  • Sage
  • Shallots
  • Sorrel
  • Spring onions
  • Squashes
  • Sweetcorn
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Wild mushrooms

OCTOBER

  • Almonds*
  • Artichoke
  • Beetroot
  • Brazil nuts*
  • Broccoli
  • Butternut squash
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Chestnuts
  • Chicory
  • Chillies
  • Chinese Leaf
  • Chives
  • Cob nuts
  • Fennel (bulb)
  • Garlic
  • Hazelnuts*
  • Horseradish
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce & salad leaves
  • Marrow
  • Onions
  • Parsley (curly)
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes (maincrop)
  • Pumpkin
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Rosemary
  • Runner beans
  • Sage
  • Salsify
  • Shallots
  • Sorrel
  • Spring Onions
  • Squashes
  • Swede
  • Sweetcorn
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes
  • Truffles (black)*
  • Truffles (white)*
  • Turnips, walnuts*
  • Watercress
  • Wild mushrooms

NOVEMBER

  • Almonds*
  • Artichoke
  • Beetroot
  • Brazil nuts*
  • Butternut squash
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Chestnut
  • Chicory
  • Chillies
  • Cob nuts
  • Hazelnuts*
  • Horseradish
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes (maincrop)
  • Pumpkin
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Salsify
  • Shallots
  • Swede
  • Truffles (black)*
  • Truffles (white)*
  • Turnips
  • Walnuts*
  • Watercress
  • Wild mushrooms

*Imported into the UK

Foods in Season – Fruit Autumn
Fruit

SEPTEMBER

  • Apples
  • Bilberries
  • Blackberries
  • Damsons
  • Elderberries
  • Figs*
  • Grapes*
  • Medlar
  • Melons*
  • Nectarines*
  • Peaches*
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Redcurrants

OCTOBER

  • Apples
  • Bilberries
  • Blackberries
  • Elderberries
  • Figs*
  • Grapes*
  • Medlar
  • Pears
  • Quince

NOVEMBER

  • Apples
  • Clementines*
  • Cranberries*
  • Passion fruit*
  • Pears
  • Pomegranate*
  • Quince
  • Satsumas*

*Imported into the UK

Foods in Season – Meat and Game Autumn
Meat & Game

SEPTEMBER

  • Beef
  • Duck
  • Grouse
  • Guinea fowl
  • Hare
  • Lamb
  • Mallard
  • Pheasant
  • Rabbit
  • Turkey
  • Venison (fallow deer, red deer)
  • Wild Boar
  • Wood pigeon

OCTOBER

  • Beef
  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Grouse
  • Guinea fowl
  • Hare
  • Lamb
  • Mallard
  • Partridge
  • Pheasant
  • Rabbit
  • Snipe
  • Turkey
  • Venison
  • Wild Boar
  • Wood pigeon

NOVEMBER

  • Beef
  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Grouse
  • Guinea fowl
  • Hare
  • Lamb
  • Mallard
  • Partridge
  • Pheasant
  • Rabbit
  • Snipe
  • Turkey
  • Venison (fallow deer, red deer, roe deer)
  • Wild Boar
  • Wood pigeon
Foods in Season – Fish and Seafood Autumn
Fish & Seafood

SEPTEMBER

  • Black Bream
  • Clams
  • Cod
  • Coley
  • Crab (brown, spider)
  • Crayfish
  • Dab
  • Dover sole
  • Grey mullet
  • Gurnard
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Hake
  • Herring
  • Lemon sole
  • Lobster
  • Mackerel
  • Megrim
  • Monkfish
  • Mussels
  • Oysters (native, rock)
  • Pilchard
  • Plaice
  • Pollack
  • Prawns
  • Razor Clams
  • Salmon (farmed, wild)
  • Sardine
  • Scallops
  • Red mullet
  • Sea bass (wild)
  • Sea bream
  • Shrimp
  • Squid
  • Trout (farmed)
  • Turbot
  • Whelks
  • Whiting
  • Winkles

OCTOBER

  • Clams
  • Cod
  • Coley
  • Crab (brown, spider)
  • Crayfish
  • Dab
  • Dover sole
  • Grey mullet
  • Gurnard
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Hake
  • Herring
  • Lemon sole
  • Lobster
  • Mackerel
  • Megrim
  • Monkfish
  • Mussels
  • Oysters (native, rock)
  • Pilchard
  • Plaice
  • Pollack
  • Prawns
  • Razor Clams
  • Red mullet
  • Salmon (farmed)
  • Sardine
  • Scallops
  • Sea bass (wild)
  • Sea bream
  • Shrimp
  • Skate
  • Squid
  • Trout (farmed)
  • Turbot
  • Whelks
  • Winkles
  • Whiting

NOVEMBER

  • Clams
  • Cockles
  • Cod
  • Coley
  • Crab (brown)
  • Dab
  • Dover sole
  • Gurnard
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Hake
  • Herring
  • Lemon sole
  • Lobster
  • Mackerel
  • Megrim
  • Monkfish
  • Mussels
  • Oysters (native, rock)
  • Plaice
  • Pollack
  • Red mullet
  • Sea bass (wild)
  • Sea bream
  • Skate
  • Squid
  • Turbot
  • Winkles

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