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Food & Drink, Winter

Fruit and Vegetables in Season in December

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.

fruit and vegetables in season in december uk

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!

Autumn, Food & Drink

Fruit and Vegetables in Season in November

fruit and vegetables in season in November

Want to know which fruit and vegetables are in season in November in the UK? Want a free printable to help remind you? Read on!

Time for my monthly look at what fruit and vegetables are in season.  In November pickings are getting a bit slim where the fruit is concerned (hope you like apples and pears!), but thankfully there’s still a lot of great quality vegetables in season.  November is all about potatoes and red cabbage – they’re at their best this month – but look out for artichokes and butternut squash too.

fruit and vegetables in season in November UK

And don’t forget to download my free printer-friendly guide to fruit & vegetables in season in November! You can print this out and pop in on your fridge to help when you’re meal planning, or take it with you when you are doing your food shopping so that you know what to look out for.

The Fruit In Season In November

November isn’t a month known for its rich pickings of UK seasonal fruit, but there are some fruits that will see you through the month:

  • Apples (the Cox, Red Pippin, Golden Delicious, and Empire are all common in-season varieties to look out for in November)
  • Pears
  • Quince

The Vegetables To Eat Now

Thankfully there are loads of vegetables in season in November. So much so that you shouldn’t get bored!

  • Artichoke
  • Beetroot
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cabbage (Savoy, Spring Green, Red and White)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chicory
  • Horseradish
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Parsnip
  • Potatoes (maincrop)
  • Pumpkin
  • Salsify
  • Shallots
  • Swede
  • Turnips
  • Wild Mushrooms (here’s a handy guide to dry mushrooms if you’ve got too many!)

The Herbs & Nuts To Eat Now

There are also a few herbs and nuts in season in November, to spice up your cooking.

  • Chestnuts
  • Cobnuts
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Watercress

And there is your definitive guide to what’s in season in November.  What’s on your menu this month?  I’m planning lots of mashed potato, some braised red cabbage with apple, and more tasty comfort food!  And don’t forget to download the printer friendly version of this post to help keep you right when you’re doing your shopping!