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Summer is just starting we are seeing more variety of local fruit and vegetable available. So, what should you be eating and why does it make sense?

One of the easiest ways that we can reduce the cost of our food shopping is to eat the produce that is in season. Not only is this good for the wallet but also for the environment. This also has the added advantage that our food travels less miles.

In season and best to eat during the month of June are:

  • Asparagus, always delicious with a little oil and salt cooked under the grill or on the BBQ.
  • Peas, sweat and delicious straight out of the pod.
  • Onions and garlic are coming into season.
  • A variety of lettuce and salad leaves are available to go with fresh local tomatoes, radishes and carrots.
  • For pudding we have the British Strawberry, Blueberry and Cherry all starting to make an appearance and all go beautifully with vanilla ice cream on a hot summer’s day.
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    One of the easiest ways that we can reduce the cost of our food shopping is to eat the produce that is in season. Not only is this good for the wallet but also for the environment. This also has the added advantage that our food travels less miles

    Spring is officially, even if the weather is all over the place, and we are starting to see a bit more variety of local fruit and vegetable available. So what should you be eating?

    In season and best to eat during the month of May are: Asparagus, Radish, Broccoli, Rocket, Carrots, Samphire, Cauliflower, Spinach, Cucumber, Spring Onions, Lambs Lettuce, Curley Lettuce, Peas and Watercress. Jersey Royal New Potatoes are also fantastic if you can get hold of them. They are always a best seller and never last long on our shelves. read more

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    We can reduce the cost of our weekly shopping just by eating what is in season. Not only is this good for the wallet but also for the environment. As our food travels less miles, the costs stay down and the environment stays undamaged.

    Spring is officially here now and we are starting to see a bit more variety of local fruit and vegetable available. So what should you be eating?

    Asparagus, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Jersey Royal New Potatoes, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Rocket, Salad Leaves, Samphire, Spinach, Spring Onions and Watercress. read more

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    Eating fruit and vegetables that are in season can reduce the cost of your food shopping dramatically. You also have the added benefit of reduced food miles as this produce is often grown locally. This also supports your local community and businesses.

    During March there a quite a few fruit and vegetables at their best and others just coming into season.

    rubarbKeep your eyes open for the following fresh fruit: Rhubarb, Bramley Apples, Lemons and Oranges.

    broc and leeks

    On the vegetable front, you have the following at their best: Onions, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Leeks, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Savoy Cabbage, Sorrel, Spinach, Spring Greens, Spring Onions, Parsnips, Brussell Sprouts and Watercress. read more

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    pancakeFor the pancake mixture
    110g plain flour, sifted
    pinch of salt
    2 eggs
    200ml of milk mixed with 75ml of water
    50g butter

    Method: Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Create a well in the middle and add the eggs. Slowly start to whisk, adding the milk and water mixture gradually until a smooth batter.

    Cooking
    Make sure your pan is nice and hot.
    Melt a small amount of butter.
    Place a ladle of mixture into the pan, tip the mixture around the pan to create a smooth pancake.
    Cook for 1 minute and then flip and cook the other side.
    Serve hot with your favourite fillings.
    Clean the pan and repeat. read more

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    There are several great reasons to eat more local, seasonal food:

    – to reduce the energy needed to grow and transport the food we eat

    – to avoid paying a premium for food that has travelled a long way

    – to support the local economy

    – seasonal food is fresher and so tends to be tastier and more nutritious

    February

    Cauliflower
    Celeriac
    Jerusalem Artichoke
    Leeks
    Parsnips
    Potatoes
    Purple Sprouting Broccoli
    Savoy Cabbage
    Shallots
    Swede

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