Want to know which fruit and vegetable are in season in December? Read on!

In case you’re expecting a bounty of fresh produce, I do first have to warn you that in December pickings are a bit slimmer. Especially when it comes to fruit. However, there is still a surprising amount of vegetables in season in December.  Brussels Sprouts and White Cabbage are their very best this month, but there is a lot of other good stuff to look out for.

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To help you out I’ve rounded up what’s produce is in season in December so you know what to look out for at your local shop, supermarket, or farmer’s market.

Eating seasonally can be so much cheaper than eating out-of-season imported foods, as well as being better for the environment, so it’s a no-brainer really!

The Fruit In Season In December

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Quince

As you can see the fruit in season in December is sparse – hope you like apples!

The Vegetables In Season In December

  • Beetroot
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Butternut squash
  • Cabbage (white)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chicory
  • Horseradish
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes (maincrop)
  • Pumpkin
  • Salsify
  • Shallots
  • Swede
  • Turnips

The Nuts & Mushrooms to Eat Now

  • Chestnuts
  • Wild Mushrooms

What Are You Eating This Month?

What are you eating this month? My partner makes a mean vegetarian and vegan-friendly curry with potatoes. It’s my very favourite. I also have a recipe for brussels sprout gratin that’s a firm favourite in our house.

I’m also busting out all my favourite vegetarian soup recipes to help me keep cosy as winter starts to bite. As Christmas rolls around, I’ll also be making some spiced red cabbage as a special seasonal and festive treat. Speaking of Christmas, here are some great vegetarian Christmas dinner ideas, made with these vegetables that are in season in December.

Feel free to share your favourite December recipes or dishes in the comments for some seasonal inspiration!

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