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

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

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Eat the Seasons: Summer

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.

June signals the start of summer, which brings a fruit-heavy harvest of tomatoes, strawberries and blueberries, followed by melon and peaches in July.

The Best Food Markets in the UK

Fruit & Veg in Season for June/July

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June

Fruit: Strawberries (coming into season), raspberries (coming into season), gooseberries, tomatoes, cherries, blackcurrants, elderflowers, apricots, kiwi fruit

Vegetables: Asparagus, aubergines, beetroot, broad beans, rocket, chicory, chillies, runner beans, samphire, spring onions, pak choi, peppers

July

Fruit: Strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, blackberries (coming into season), blueberries, peaches (coming into season), melon (coming into season), cherries

Vegetables: Aubergines, broad beans, broccoli (in season from end of July), carrots, courgettes, cucumber (coming into season), fennel, pak choi, peas, peppers, rocket, sweetcorn (coming into season)

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. weareccfm.com

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. lfm.org.uk

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. lfm.org.uk   

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. boroughmarket.org.uk

If you don’t have time to get down to the markets, check out our pick of the best seasonal fruit and veg boxes.

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