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Summer brings an abundance of British fruit and vegetables, from beetroot, beans, marrows and peas to soft fruits such as blackcurrants, gooseberries, redcurrants and blackberries.

Make the most of what’s in season by making zingy salads and delicious fruit pies, and if you have room, why not put some berries in the freezer for autumn and winter?

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Fresh beans and peas are a perfect complement to the British lamb on the shelves from June and what would summer be without strawberries?

Jump to: June  |  July  |  August

Click on the links above to jump straight to a list of what’s in season during June, July and August.

Question: Can you spot the non-fruit or vegetable item that appears in June, July and August?

Answer: British lamb! It's also seasonal. 

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Flaming June brings soft fruits such as blackcurrants, redcurrants and blackberries. There's also peas, turnips, broccoli, fennel and gooseberries.

British fruit and vegetables available in June:

  • Apples
  • Asparagus
  • Aubergines
  • Blackberries
  • Blackcurrants
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Cherries
  • Chicory
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumbers
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Globe Artichokes
  • Gooseberries
  • Kale
  • Lamb
  • Lettuces
  • Mushrooms
  • New potatoes
  • Onions
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Pak Choi
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Rocket
  • Salad cress
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Strawberries
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Swedes
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress

Recipe of the month

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Seared Lamb Chops with Minted Summer Beans: A super-fast dish to cook which really makes the most of seasonal British lamb and three types of beans.
 

Meet the farmer

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Jacob Anthony comes from a long line of cattle and sheep farmers. The family farm in South Wales is 850ft above sea level at its highest point.

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The height of summer brings forth sweetcorn, parsnips, beetroot, blueberries, beans and marrows.

British fruit and vegetables available in July:

  • Apricots
  • Aubergines
  • Blackberries
  • Blackcurrants
  • Blueberries
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflowers
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Cherries
  • Chicory
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumbers
  • Dwarf beans
  • Fennel
  • Flat beans
  • Garlic
  • Globe Artichokes
  • Gooseberries
  • Kale
  • Lamb
  • Lettuces
  • Marrow
  • Mushrooms
  • New potatoes
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Plums
  • Pak Choi
  • Potatoes
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Redcurrants
  • Rocket
  • Runner beans
  • Salad cress
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Strawberries
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Swedes
  • Sweetcorn
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress

Recipe of the month

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Summer Pudding: A lovely way to use a combination of British summer fruits such as strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants.

Meet the grower

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Bal Padda grows strawberries and raspberries in Worcestershire's Vale of Evesham all year, with the exception of six weeks in the winter.

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August sees Brussel sprouts, spring green cabbage, leeks and brown onions.

British fruit and vegetables available in August:

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Aubergines
  • Blackberries
  • Blackcurrants
  • Blueberries
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflowers
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Cherries
  • Chicory
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumbers
  • Dwarf beans
  • Fennel
  • Flat beans
  • Garlic
  • Globe artichokes
  • Gooseberries
  • Kale
  • Lamb
  • Lettuces
  • Marrow
  • Mushrooms
  • New potatoes
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Plums
  • Pak Choi
  • Potatoes
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Redcurrants
  • Rhubarb
  • Rocket
  • Runner beans
  • Salad cress
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Strawberries
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Swedes
  • Sweetcorn
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress

Recipe of the month

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A creamy risotto with smoked haddock and British runner beans at its heart, taken from our Countryside Kitchen cook book.

Meet the farmer

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John Torrance is a third generation dairy farmer working on one of the few farms within the M25. He has a herd of 500 Holstein cows.

Use the links below to find more seasonal produce and recipes using our wonderful home-grown food.


Last edited:15 February 2019 at 18:49


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