I list below, a rough guide to the seasonal foods for my part of the world, Northern Europe. However, seasons vary enormously within countries, regions and even localities. So please bear in mind that this list is not intended to be definitive, or rigid. Also, seasons overlap and vary from year to year, depending on the climate. The best way to eat sesonally is to look for food that is freshly produced in your own locality.
Potatoes, turnip, cabbage, cauliflower, parsnips, pumpkin, swede, beetroot, mushrooms, carrots, onions, kale, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, French beans, marrow, leeks, chestnuts. Apples, grapes, figs, pears, rhubarb, cranberries, Venison, oysters, mussels, partridge, wood pigeon, grouse, guinea fowl,
WINTER (December, January, February)
Celeriac, brussells sprouts, red cabbage, cabbage, celery, pumpkin, beetroot, leeks chard, spinach, shallots, celeriac, turnip. Lobster, scallops, guinea fowl, halibut, mussels, sea bass, turkey, goose, duck. Pears.
SPRING (March, April, May)
Radishes, artichoke, onion, scallions, broccoli, cabbage, kale, broad beans, baby carrots, watercress, cauliflower, asparagus, morel mushrooms, new potatoes, celery, spinach, radishes. Parsley, mint, wild garlic. Gooseberries, rhubarb, raspberry. Lamb, sardines, lobster, sea trout, sea bass, lemon sole, sea bream, cockles.
SUMMER (June, July, August)
Asparagus, French beans, peas, tomatoes, carrots, peppers, mangetout, spinach, lettuce, radish, cauliflower, sweetcorn, oyster mushrooms, courgette, baby turnip, broad beans, chard, cucumber, chanterelle mushrooms. Basil, sage, elderflowers. Greengages, apples, pears, raspberries, strawberries, tayberries, loganberries, peaches, nectarines, cherries, gooseberries, blackberries, apricot, plums, fig, rhubarb. John Dory, skate, trout, clams, salmon, crab, grey mullet, crayfish, lamb, hare.
Blessings on your table!
The Good Food Angel
Remember! healthy eating is enjoyable!
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