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.
Blackcurrants, Cherries, Gooseberries, Raspberries, Redcurrants, Rhubarb, Strawberries
Imported seasonal fruit
Apricots, Figs, Mangoes, Melons, Nectarines, Peaches, Pineapples
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
Basil, Chervil, Chives, Coriander, Lovage, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Sorrel, Tarragon, Thyme
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
Spring lamb, Roe deer (bucks), Wild rabbit, Wood pigeon
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.