Seasonal Ingredients in July

There is plenty of fruit and vegetables either in the shops or waiting to be harvested from gardens and orchards as the summer is in full bloom. July is the best month for berries and cherries as well as apricots and peaches. Their season will end quickly so preserve some now when they are at their sweetest and have the best flavours. This way you are able to enjoy their summer taste during the colder months.
Local Fruit

Blackcurrants, Blueberry, Cherry, Gooseberry, Greengages, Loganberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Redcurrants, Rhubarb, Whitecurrants

Imported Fruit

Apricots, Kiwi fruit, Melons, Peaches

Vegetables

Artichoke, Aubergine, Beetroot, Broad beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cavolo nero, Celery, Chard, Chillies, Chinese Leaf, Courgettes, Courgette flower, Cucumber, Fennel   (bulb), French beans, Garlic, Kohlrabi, Lettuce , Mangetout, New potatoes, Onions, Pak choi, Peas, Pepper, Potatoes (main crop), Radishes, Rocket, Runner beans, Sorrel, Spinach, Spring onions, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress

Meat / Game

Lamb, Hare, Pheasant, Rabbit (no closed season), Roe Deer (bucks), Squirrel (no closed season), Wood pigeon (no closed season)

Fish

Anchovies, Barracuda, Bream, Brill Coley, Crab, Crayfish, Gurnard, Haddock, Halibut, Langoustine, Lobster, Mackerel, Megrim, Monkfish, Mussels, Pilchard, Plaice, Prawns, Salmon, Sardines, Scallops, Sea bream, Sea trout, Shrimp, Trout, Turbot, Whelks, Whitebait

Herbs

Basil, Chervil, Chives, Coriander, Dill, Mint, Nasturtium, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon, Thyme

Forage

Bilberry, Elderflowers (end of the season), Samphire, Wild strawberries, Wild mushrooms

Ingredients

Please note:

The list of seasonal ingredients available this month was put together using information from a variety of trustable sources (see below). Bear in mind that this seasonal food table is more of an informative guide. Most of the food is grown in the UK but we included some imported fruit and veggies available from supermarkets too.

https://www.wildfooduk.com/mushroom-guide/
https://www.kingfisherbrixham.co.uk/fish-seafood/what-s-in-season
https://www.pennygolightly.com/british-seasonal-food-july/
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/50106d/Seasonality+Tables_Meat%26Game.pdf
https://www.wildmeat.co.uk/pages/game-seasons
https://artisanfoodtrail.co.uk/foods-in-season/
https://sheringhams.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/seasonal-chart.pdf