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Food & Drink, Winter

Fruit and Vegetables in Season in January

Want to know what fruit and vegetables are in season in January? Read on!

I’m back sharing what fruit and vegetables are in season this month.  January is a bit of a leaner month when it comes to produce. However, it is a bumper month for kale, glorious kale!  Are you a fan?  I’ve always found it to be a bit on the bitter side, but I did recently hear an unusual tip to improve its taste. Yes, you should give the leaves and stem a good old massage!  Apparently, this helps alleviate the bitterness and chewiness often associated with kale.  Who knew?!

To help you remember what’s in season in January then I’ve made you a free PDF printable of this post (without images) that you can save and print off to pin to your fridge or carry with you in your bag.  I find it really useful reminder when I’m going round the supermarket. You can find the free January Fruit and Veg printable guide here right here.

Now on with the show – here is what else is in season in January:

fruit in season in January

The Fruit In Season In January

  • Apples
  • Pears

It’s slim picking for fruit, with not much in season in January. Better days are coming though!

What Vegetables to Eat Now

  • Beetroot
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage (Savoy and Spring Green)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chicory
  • Horseradish
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes (maincrop)
  • Salsify
  • Shallots
  • Swede
  • Turnips
  • Wild Mushrooms

Thankfully vegetables in season in January in the UK are a bit more abundant than fruit!

What Are You Eating?

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. Basically all the hale and hearty food to see us through this cold and wintery month. Feel free to share your favourite January recipes or dishes in the comments for some seasonal inspiration!

Now, don’t mind me, I’m off to massage my kale!

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!