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The days are getting noticeably longer and although still cold the weather is getting milder. Broccoli, leeks, lemon sole, parsley and radishes are available on the market stalls.

VEGETABLES

  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli, purple sprouting
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Endive
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Nettles
  • Onions
  • Onions, spring
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes 
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Turnips
  • Watercress

FRUIT

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Forced Rhubarb

MEAT, GAME & POULTRY

  • Rabbit
  • Spring Lamb
  • Venison

Fish & Seafood

  • Elvers
  • Lemon Sole
  • Mussels
  • Oysters
  • Razor clams
  • Salmon, wild
  • Scallops
  • Sea trout
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Although February is the shortest month of the year there is still plenty of seasonal food to be found in UK.

VEGETABLES

  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Parsnips
  • Spinach
  • Swede
  • Turnip

FRUIT

  • Forced Rhubarb

MEAT, GAME & POULTRY

Fish & Seafood

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I know it is a little late to cover British seasonal foods for January but next month I will try and be a bit more on time.
By choosing seasonal food you are eating food at  its best in terms of flavour and nutrition value.
January is the month for game soups, green vegetables to accompany casseroles and stews which work so well in a thermal cooker.
This is the last month for a while that we will find fresh mackerel and the pilchard will not be seen again until September.

FRUIT

  • Apples (Bramley Seedling)
  • Apples (Cox)
  • Apples (Egremont Russet)
  • Apples (Gala)
  • Pears
  • Rhubarb (forced)

VEGETABLES

  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli (Purple sprouting)
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage (Red)
  • Cabbage (Savoy)
  • Cabbage (Spring Greens)
  • Cabbage (Winter White)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes (Maincrop)
  • Squash
  • Swede
  • Turnips

SALAD

  • Lettuce (Cos)
  • Lettuce (Round)
  • Radish

MEAT, GAME & POULTRY

  • Beef
  • Duck
  • Goose
  • Grouse
  • Guinea Fowl
  • Hare
  • Lamb
  • Mallard
  • Partridge
  • Pork
  • Rabbit
  • Turkey
  • Venison
  • Wood Pigeon

Fish & Seafood

  • Crab
  • Haddock
  • Herring
  • Mackerel
  • Mussels
  • Oysters
  • Pilchard
  • Pollack
  • Scallops

Key: IN SEASON AVAILABLE – IN STORE (food is harvested when in season then stored) 

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