Fruit And Vegetables In Season In December In The UK

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Want to know which fruit and vegetables are in season in the UK in December? Read on!

When it comes to eco-friendly living, eating seasonally is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and support local farmers. Plus, it’s a perfect way to enjoy produce at the peak of its flavour.

While December doesn’t exactly offer a bounty of fresh produce here in the UK, especially when it comes to fruit, there is still a surprising amount of vegetables in season this month. Brussels Sprouts and White Cabbage are their very best this month. However, if you’re not a Brassica fan, then worry not – there is a lot of other good stuff to look out for!

To help you out, I’ve rounded up what produce is in season in December. This will help 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

Bowl of brussels sprouts with a blue text box that reads guide to the fruit and vegetables in season in December in the UK
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Quince

As you can see the fruit in season in December in the UK is sparse. Let’s just say I hope you like apples and pears! In case you get bored, here are some clever ways to use apples and pears.

The Vegetables In Season In December

Fortunately, the vegetable selection is better! Here’s what’s in season:

  • Beetroot
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Butternut squash
  • Cabbage (white)
  • Carrots – here’s how to store carrots to keep them fresher for longer.
  • 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? I’m busting out all my favourite 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 the vegetables that are in season in December.

Feel free to share your favourite December recipes or dishes in the comments for some seasonal inspiration! And here’s a look ahead at what’s in season in January in case you like to plan ahead!

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