It may be November, but there are still loads of lovely British vegetables in season. The amount of fruit has decreased with the colder months, but not so, as yet, for the veggies.
You can tell Christmas is approaching as those Marmite vegetables, Brussels sprouts are now in season. Are you a lover or a hater? I love sprouts (always have done) and would quite honestly, simply sulk, if they were not included on my Christmas dinner.
Root vegetables are very prominent now with swede, turnips and parsnips coming onto the scene. These will sustain us through to spring. Gardeners have lots of clever ways of storing them over winter (including keeping them in the ground) – they don’t have to go into temperature controlled supermarket warehouses.
We also have some of the hardier leaves in season now such as radicchio, lamb’s lettuce and pak choi. There are also some veggies that were classed as a bit more unusual just a few years ago, but are becoming increasingly common – think kohl rabi & Swiss chard.
In addition to British produce, sweet potatoes, which come from sunnier climes, are also now in season. They may be in the supermarket year round, but they have a season just like everything else.
So, check where your produce is from and make the most of eating lovely vegetables at their best – when they’re in season :).
- Brussels sprouts
- Globe artichoke
- Jerusalem artichoke
- Kohl rabi
- Lamb’s lettuce
- Pak Choi
- Swiss chard