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June’s Best Seasonal Produce

Only abundance for the next few months and June features some of our favourites!

Fresh Fennel bulbs on a wooden background


This funny little herb (an herb that has essentially gained vegetable status) packs a serious punch in the nutrition department, full of fibre and potassium. They are great thinly sliced and tossed in a salad for extra crunch with green apples, good olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and freshly grated parmesan. Also delicious caramelised in a pan alongside a roast chicken.

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Ripe red strawberries


Its officially British summertime when strawberries come into season. Up until the 16th century, there was only one variety of strawberry in England – the Alpine (and the Tudors were nervous to eat any fruit raw). But now there are loads to try: the early ripening & sweet Rosie, the long & delicate Gariguette, the popular for home gardening Cambridge, the hardy Hapil and appropriately for this year of Jubilee celebrations: the small but aromatic Royal Sovereign.
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Close up of fresh yellow and green courgette flowers

Courgette flowers

These delicacies make a brief but beautiful appearance that epitomises Italian summertime. We love Chef Dominic Chapman’s recipe for stuffed flowers with ricotta, sultanas and pine nuts. Tom Hunt also has an excellent and easy to find recipe for squash and courgette blossom tofu fritters, served with yogurt or tzatziki.

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Also in season: Alphonso Mangoes*, Asparagus, Basil, Beetroot, Broad Beans, Broccoli, Carrots, Courgette, Elderflower, Fennel, Gooseberries, Nectarines, Mangetout, Melon, New Potatoes, Raspberries, Runner Beans, Samphire, Strawberries, Swiss Chard, Turnips


May’s Best Seasonal Produce

Things start to get colourful this month ~ some wonderful favourites come into season.

Alphonso mangos

If a single mango could reach perfection, this Indian variety would be it and its season starts in May. Softer and juicier than the reddish green Tommy Atkins mangoes you’ll find more readily in supermarkets, these are less stringy in texture and easier to peel away from the skin. We look forward to them without fail every year. Find them here.


We’ll see the start of French apricot season at the end of May. Early varieties like the Early Blush and Tom Cot will arrive first, followed by the delicate Rouge de Rousillon and Kioto as we move into summer and ending with late season sweet Orangé de Provence, Bergarouge and Bergeron in August. We’ll be making Yotam Ottolenghi & Helen Goh’s apricot and amaretto cheesecake. Find them here.


English carrots are coming in! We’ll have Baby, Rainbow, Purple, Yellow, Chantenay and mixed bunches. Look for recipes to eat them steamed so they keep their antioxidents and other nutrients. We also love them roasted with za’atar and drizzled with a zesty yoghurt. Find them here. Find them here.

Also in season: Asparagus, Elderflower, French beans, Globe Artichoke, Lamb’s Lettuce, Melon, Nectarines, Peas, Radish

November seasonal produce

A few favourites which will be appearing in the greengrocers though the course of this month!


Best known as the magical citrus touch in Earl Grey tea, Bergamot is having a bit of a hey-day. While bitter and inedible plain, replace the lemon juice & zest in your favourite roast chicken recipe or zest over a Parmesan risotto. You’ll be looking forward to bergamot season each year.


Nutty & sweet, these funky-looking root veg are great in soups or mashed with buttery potatoes. We also love them à la Jamie Oliver: tossed in flour and parmesan before roasting.


Sloe gin making time! The longer you leave a sloe before picking, the more time they’ve had to mature. We think the beginning of November yields the best. Choose them squishy and a rich, dark purple. (And try drizzling your slow gin over ice cream!)

Also in season: Apples (UK), Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cavolo Nero, Chestnuts, Clementines, Cranberries, Dates, Jerusalem Artichokes, Juniper, Leeks, Medlar, Pears, Pumpkin, Potatoes, Quince, Squash, Swiss Chard, Swede, Truffles (Black & White), Wild mushrooms


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