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Food & Drink, Summer

Fruit and Vegetables in Season In August

what's in season in August

Want to know which fruit and vegetables are in season in August in the UK? I’ve got all the details.

Aah, August.  August is probably my favourite summer month, produce-wise. The shops are just heaving with fresh local produce.  August sees cos lettuce, plums, and raspberries at their best. However, there are heaps and heaps of other stuff in season too right now – check out my guide to what fruit and vegetables are in season in August.

And don’t forget to print off the free printer-friendly version of this list to help you when you are meal planning, or to help you to buy British when you’re at the shops.  You can find it here.

The Fruit In Season In August

fruit in season in August

There is a ton of fruit in season in August. Go crazy with this lovely lot.

The Vegetables In Season In August

vegetables in season in august

Similarly, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to vegetables in season in August:

  • Artichokes
  • Aubergines
  • Beetroot
  • Broad Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage (Red, Savoy and Spring Green)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chillies
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumber (see this pickled cucumber with fennel flowers recipe – it’s so tasty!)
  • Fennel
  • French Beans
  • Garlic
  • Jersey Royal Potatoes
  • Kohl Rabi
  • Lettuce (Cos and Iceberg)
  • Marrow
  • New Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Pak Choi
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Runner Beans
  • Samphire
  • Spinach
  • Spring Onions (see this handy guide on how to store spring onions for longer)
  • Squash
  • Sweetcorn
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress

The Herbs To Eat Now

herbs in season in august

Again, there are a load of herbs in season, just ripe for the picking:

  • Basil
  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Oregano
  • Mint (check out my guide on how to dry mint leaves for tea)
  • Parsley (curly and flat-leafed)
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sorrel
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

See what I mean? There is just so much in season in August! What are you planning on cooking or baking this month?  I’m all about the cucumber and raspberries this month – I cannot get enough of either! I am very intrigued by this vegan cucumber and cashew curry recipe. I will report back when I’ve tried it!

Food & Drink, Summer

UK Fruit and Vegetables in Season in July

fruit and vegetables in season in July

I’m continuing my monthly series of what’s in season each month this month with my guide to fruit and vegetables in season in July.

July is such a wonderful month for seasonal produce – I feel like we’re really spoiled for choice here in the UK.

This month I’ve continued to share what produce is in season, because I don’t know about you, but I have found having a list to hand of what to look out for when I am at the supermarket or local shop is really handy for meal planning.  

Something I also learned this month was about economy. I knew it was cheaper to buy fruit and vegetables in season, but I didn’t know quite how much.  Thankfully Eat Seasonably has done the maths for me and says that a basket of in-season fruit and vegetables can be a third cheaper than the same one bought out of season.  A third!  That’s a whole lot of money! It also saves a load of carbon too, eating locally produced foods, rather than foods imported from abroad. Double win!

Cherries, curly lettuce, and cucumber are at their best in July, but here’s the definitive list of fruit and vegetables in season in July in the UK.  I’ve also snuck the in-season herbs in again.