How to eat more sustainably in the UK using in season produce | My urban homestead

One way to eat sustainably is to focus on feeding your family fresh foods that are in season at the given time of year. Eating seasonal produce is both good for the environment and on your bank balance, because usually in season produce is much cheaper than out of season produce. 

The reason I use the term 'fresh' above is because if you want to consume certain produce out of season it is often best done by freezing it when it is in season and then using your stored frozen produce when it is no longer in season and as easily available. You can freeze lots of store brought and home grown fruits and vegetables. 

Currently now, in June 2022 here are some of the fruits and vegetables in season. 

Apricot, Blackcurrants, Blueberries, Cherries, Gooseberries, Melon, Plum, Raspberries, Redcurrants, Rhubarb, Strawberries.
Vegetables / Salad:
Asparagus, Aubergine, Beetroot, Broad Beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Chillies, Courgettes, Cucumber, Leek, Lettuce, Marrow, Nasturtium, Potatoes, Peas, Parsnips, Peppers, Radishes, Rocket, Runner Beans, Spring Greens, Spring Onions, Summer Squash, Turnips, Watercress  

Though not on this list yet, as they are yet to turn ripe for most people in the UK are tomatoes, which for some varieties will be ready very soon! These are some of mine in the greenhouse, i can't wait for these to ripen.

Not all of this 'seasonal produce' is grow here in the UK but most can be and will be being harvested for us to consume.

If growing your own fruits and vegetables the dates when these will be 'in season' and available to harvest will depend on how you are growing them, if in a greenhouse/ poly tunnel then often they will be ready sooner than outside grown fruits and vegetables.

Do you try to eat produce that is in season?


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