Seasonal Ingredients in June

The warmer weather of June helps to ripen some of the first varieties of fruit and berries. As soon as the shops start selling strawberries in bulk and the special offers kick in, we know British summer is here. If you are fond of shopping and cooking seasonally, here is our list of British seasonal food for June.

While supermarkets offer you lower prices and unbeatable deals on seasonal food, not all produce will be the freshest. To get the freshest fruit and vegetables visit some local farms and fruit/veg growers. You can support local business by buying from them and be super sustainable at the same time.

Local Fruit

Blackcurrants, Cherries, Gooseberries, Raspberries, Redcurrants, Rhubarb, Strawberries

Imported seasonal fruit

Apricots, Figs, Mangoes, Melons, Nectarines, Peaches, Pineapples

Vegetables

Artichoke, Asparagus, Aubergine, Beetroot, Broad beans, Broccoli, Carrots, Chard, Courgette flowers, Courgettes, Cucumber, Fennel, Green beans, Lettuce, other salad leaves, Mangetout, New potatoes, Peas, Peppers, Radishes, Spring onions, Summer cabbages, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress

Herbs

Basil, Chervil, Chives, Coriander, Lovage, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Sorrel, Tarragon, Thyme

Seasonal fish

Brill, Coley,  Cornish sardine, Crab, Crayfish, Cuttlefish, Dab, Dover Sole, Flounder, Grey  mullet /red mullet, Haddock (beginning of the season), Hake, Halibut, John Dory, Kipper, Langoustine, Lobster, Mackerel (beginning of the season), Oysters, Plaice, Pouting, Scallops, sea trout, Tuna, Turbot, Whiting

Seasonal meat

Spring  lamb, Roe deer (bucks), Wild rabbit, Wood pigeon

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