I look up quite regularly what ingredients are in season as each season arrives. This is because when vegetables are a-plenty, they tend to be a lot cheaper. They are also full of plenty of goodness, being naturally grown, rather than grown artificially. So I’ve been told. I also find that if we branch out with a new veg, we’re forced to try new recipes, sometimes they’re a hit and sometimes my baby beasts spit that stuff out and eat a plate of back-up fishfingers. This month spring has sprung and we’re eating spring foods.
So, here is a list of fruit and vegetables which are in season this spring:
If you have a local farmers market near you or farm shop, perhaps even a pick-your-own, then nip down there to see the deals you can pick up on the above. Farms are stocking plenty (if it’s native to Britain of course) and are wanting to sell as much of their produce off as possible without waste. Supermarkets are also stocking themselves up with the above, so you’ll notice some brilliant deals as you roam their fruit and vegetables aisles. This is why things like nectarines are £1.50 for months in the supermarket, then £3 all of a sudden. Because they’re not in season, their price goes up. So I only buy certain foods when they’re in season, we can’t afford to eat out of season!
I might start a seasonal recipe once a week, so I will see if there’s any interest in this. But until then…
A few things you could make with these spring foods are:
- A strawberry smoothie
- Rhubarb crumble
- Roasted asparagus
- Fennel curry
- Beetroot salad (with those lettuce leaves and watercress)
There are of course plenty more ingredients in season right now but these, for us, are the most popular and easy to come by.
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