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 in the UK.
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. I don’t know about you, but I have found having a list to hand of what to look out for is really handy for meal planning. Whether I’m trying to decide what to make, or just to look out for at the shops has been so invaluable in trying to eat more seasonally.
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 fruits and vegetables in season in July in the UK I’ve also snuck the in-season herbs in again.
The Fruit In Season In July
There is A LOT of fruit in season in July, so take your pick from this lovely lot.
- Bramley Apples
- Gooseberries – here’s a delicious gooseberry clafoutis recipe
The Vegetables to Eat Now
Again, you really are spoiled for choice when it comes to vegetables in season in July:
- Broad Beans
- Cos Lettuce – here’s how to store lettuce to keep it fresher for longer.
- Cucumber – here’s how to pickle cucumbers if you have too many!
- Curly Lettuce
- French Beans
- Iceberg Lettuce
- Jersey Royal Potatoes
- New Potatoes
- Pak Choi
- Runner Beans
- Savoy Cabbage
- Spinach – here are 10 vegetarian spinach recipes
- Spring Onions – here’s how to store spring onions to keep them fresher for longer.
The Herbs to Eat Now
The seasonal glut does not end at just fruit and vegetables. There are a ton of herbs in season right now too.
- Elderflowers – try this elderflower cordial recipe
- Mint – here’s how to dry mint leaves for tea.
- Parsley (curly and flat-leafed)
If you have bought or picked too many herbs, then here’s how to freeze herbs to keep them fresher for longer.
What’s on your menu for July? As well as cherries, I personally go mad for anything courgette at this time of year! I need to try one of these courgette recipes.