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Eat the Seasons: Fruit & Veg That’s in Season Now

What's in season right now? We bring you the British fruit & veg that you should be eating...

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Give your winter menu a little bit of a shakeup! Take a look at the fruit and vegetables that are in season right now with our seasonal food calendar, that’ll keep serving up fresh meals night after night. 

Eat the Seasons: Winter

Winter Vegetables

What’s in season now?

A menu focused on seasonal produce has never been so cool. But why is it so important to eat the freshest, most abundantly available produce there is? The answer is pretty simple – it’s better for everyone, from yourself to the farmers, and the planet as a whole. The less distance and time we put from the moment the vegetables are pulled from the ground to when they sit on our plates, means we are getting the best possible nutrition from our food, taking out the pesticides and preservatives.

This winter it’s all about hearty root vegetables, perfect for warming soups, curries, stews and roasts…

The Best Food Markets in the UK

Fruit & Veg in Season for December-February

Beetroot, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Chicory, Fennel, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kale, Leeks, Parsnips, Potatoes, Red Cabbage, Swede, Turnips, Mushrooms, Onions, Pears, Spring Greens, Spring Onions, Squash and many more.

Where to buy?

Although supermarkets are great and have become more organically conscious with places such as Whole Foods, the best way to ensure you’re getting the freshest of fresh is to head down to a farmers’ market. Country dwellers will be well aware of their closest market, but Londoners, fear not; there are plenty of options in town, too. These are some of the best:

Vegetables, Farmers' Market

Alexandra Palace Market

There is huge variety of fruit and veg, which is sourced from all over the country. Alexandra Palace Campsbourne School. Every Sunday from 10am-3pm.

Marylebone Farmers’ Market

Quickest to get the new seasonal produce, you’ll be first to grab the just-in raspberries. Cramer Street Car Park. Every Sunday from 10am-2pm.

Pimlico Road Farmers’ Market

Full of fresh produce with a twist, this market possibly has the fanciest products around. Orange Square, Pimlico Road. Every Saturday from 9am-1pm.   

Borough Market

This market is Britain’s best-known for a reason– with over 100 stalls, you’ll find everything you need and more. Southwark Street. Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm.

Find More of the Best Food Markets in London Here

If you don’t have time to get down to the markets, Abel & Cole do some great seasonal fruit and veg boxes. They get delivered straight to your door and the best part is, there’s no guilt involved as it’s all locally sourced and organic! Check out their fab seasonal recipe ideas, too.

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