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Seasonality Calendar

Spring
  • START OF SEASON
    Artichoke, GlobeSourced from across the UK and France
    Savoy CabbageStart of the UK season at the end of the month
    Hispi CabbageLimited supply but beautiful flavour from Portugal
    Potatoes JerseyWeather dependent should start middle of the month
    RhubarbField grown variety from Cheshire growers should start middle of the month
    Wild GarlicForaged in North Wales, available March till end of April
    STILL IN SEASON
    Artichoke, JerusalemGood sized artichokes from the UK
    BeetrootGood bunched and loose Beetroot from Evesham
    Carrots, looseHydro-cooled and Strawed Carrots from Lancashire and Scotland
    Chantenay CarrotsNottinghamshire Washed Sweet Baby Carrots picked up Daily
    CauliflowerFrench supply maybe English at the end of the month
    CeleriacAvailable from our Evesham Growers or Dutch suppliers
    Curly KaleVale Of Evesham grown Kale in good supply
    LeeksUK Leeks superb from Lancashire, Belgium also available
    OnionsSmall, medium or large, beautiful flavour set skin. Spanish or English
    ParsnipsStaffordshire Parsnips, good availability
    Potatoes, main crop set skinMost varieties, Maris Piper good for roasting, ask for availability!
    Purple Sprouting BroccoliVery weather dependant, can be expensive, low portion yield
    Red CabbageSweet Lincolnshire available, generally smaller than foreign
    SalsifyRoot vegetable belonging to the dandelion family
    Savoy CabbageUsually French this time of year
    Spring Green CabbageGreat quality new season from Cheshire
    SwedeGreat Scottish grown Swede in good supply
    SwedeGreat Scottish grown Swede in good supply
    Tenderstem BroccoliProvides the full daily requirement of vitamin C, comes in 500g packs
    END OF SEASON
    Cavelo Nero (Black Cabbage)UK season finished for a couple of months, Italian still available
    Rhubarb, YorkshireYorkshire Forced Rhubarb has now finished
  • START OF SEASON
    AsparagusStart of English Asparagus weather depending at the end of the month, short season of 6-8 weeks
    ChardSwiss and Rainbow varieties available from our grower in Evesham
    Melons Cantaloupe/Galia/HoneydewStart of the northern hemisphere season, prices will decrease
    Potatoes NewVery expensive to start with from Cornwall, Cheshire at the end of the month
    StrawberriesStaffordshire Strawberry season at the end of the month
    STILL IN SEASON
    BeetrootGood bunched and loose Beetroot from UK
    CauliflowerGood UK supply, (small at first) French if poor weather
    CeleriacAvailable from our Evesham Growers or our Dutch suppliers
    OnionsSmall, medium or large, beautiful flavour set skin
    RhubarbLoads of supply from two of our suppliers in Cheshire
    Red CabbageEnglish is smaller than Dutch, and beautifully sweet
    Spring Green CabbageFrom our growers in Lancashire and Cheshire
    SwedeScottish grown Swede still going strong
    White CabbageSmaller heads than Dutch, good quality from Lincolnshire
    END OF SEASON
    CarrotsLast month of UK supply, will be European for 6-8 weeks
    Curly KaleEvesham grown crop will end soon for about 2 months
    LeeksUK Leeks finish this month, French and Belgium still available
    ParsnipsUK product finished, but our Staffordshire grower also grows in Spain
    SalsifyMainly a European crop but now grown in the UK
    Savoy CabbageEnglish season over French for about 6-8 weeks
    Tenderstem BroccoliEnd of UK supply, Kenyan still available
    TurnipsGrown outdoors, they are actually related to the Cabbage
    Wild GarlicWill finish weather dependant sometime this month, ask about availability
  • START OF SEASON
    ApricotStart of the northern hemisphere season
    Bok ChoiLancashire grown
    Broad BeansStart of UK season at the end of the month
    CucumbersStart of the English season
    Easy Peel varietiesStart of the southern hemisphere variety
    Lettuce, EnglishSupply of Cheshire Lettuces begins, runs May- November
    Morel MushroomsUK Morels available now
    Peas (fresh)First month of the short UK and Italian season
    PeppersStart of the Dutch season replacing Spanish
    SpinachUK crop available until October, both Baby and Long Leaf
    TomatoesStart of the Dutch season replacing Spanish
    STILL IN SEASON
    Asparagus, EnglishSourced from farms in Staffordshire, Cheshire and the Wirral
    BeetrootGood bunched and loose Beetroot from UK
    CauliflowerCornish or Lancashire, getting bigger as the weather gets better
    CeleriacGood quality UK and Dutch supply
    OnionsSmall, medium or large, beautiful flavour set skin
    Potatoes, newPotatoes new and boxed Mids will be Israeli
    Red CabbageIncreasing in price as UK old season finishes and new begins
    RhubarbCheshire supply available for next 6 month
    StrawberryBeautiful Cheshire & Staffordshire El Santa variety
    Spring Green CabbageBeautiful loose leafy heads, dark green all Lancashire grown
    END OF SEASON
    Artichoke, GlobePopular product sourced from across the UK
    Chantenay CarrotsLast month for UK, Israeli substitute, UK quality can be suspect
    LeeksUK supply ends for 2 months, Dutch, French and Belgian alternative
    Potatoes, main cropFinishing soon, can experience size and price issues
    Purple Sprouting BroccoliFinished until September
    SwedeUK season ends all supplies coming from storage for 6-8 weeks
Summer
  • START OF SEASON
    Baby BeetrootStart of the UK season
    BlueberriesStart of the UK season weather dependent
    BroccoliStart of season for fabulous iced Lancashire product
    Cavelo Nero (Black Cabbage)UK available again after 2 month break
    CourgetteStart of the UK season, picked up daily from Cheshire
    GooseberriesBeginning of short season from Cheshire
    Kohl RabiUK season commences
    NectarineStart of the northern hemisphere season
    New PotatoesCheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire & Cornish available at the end of the month
    PeachesSpanish Peach season starts, a great Summer treat
    PlumsStart of the northern hemisphere variety
    RaspberriesStart of UK supply at the end of the month weather permitting
    RomanesqueStart of UK season, can be sporadic due to weather
    Redcurrants/White CurrantsUK supply, not around for long!
    Savoy CabbageStart of the UK season, will be small to start with.
    Spring & Summer CabbageCheshire grown, starts middle of the month
    Sugar SnapsSome UK Snaps available ask for details
    Runner BeansUK season starts later in month
    STILL IN SEASON
    BeetrootGood bunched and loose Beetroot from UK
    BokchoiBeautiful for summery dishes
    Broad BeansGood Broad Bean supply for approximately 4 months
    CauliflowerCornish, Lincolnshire and Lancashire grown available
    CeleriacAll year round supply from UK and Holland
    Lettuce, EnglishGreat supply of Cheshire grown Lollo Rosso, Lollo Biondi, Flat and Cos Lettuce
    OnionsSmall, medium or large, beautiful flavour set skin
    Potatoes, NewGreat variety, Maris Piper tastes fantastic when just harvested
    Peas (fresh)Available until September
    Red CabbageSweet UK available, generally smaller than foreign
    RhubarbOutdoor Cheshire grown
    StrawberriesBeautiful Cheshire & Staffordshire season in full flow
    Spring Green CabbageDark green leaves from the Brassica family, Cheshire grower
    END OF SEASON
    AsparagusLast month of UK supply, usually finish on June 21ish
  • START OF SEASON
    BeetrootCheshire new season available at the end of the month
    CarrotsUK season at the end of the month
    CeleriacUgly and uninteresting with inner beauty, flavours of Celery and Parsley.
    CherriesStart of short UK season ask about availability
    Corn on Cob (fresh)Start of the UK supply for next 3 months
    Curly KaleAvailable again after 2 UK month break
    FennelStart of UK grown Fennel
    LeeksStart of UK Leek season, always a good supply from Lancashire right up until next May
    MarrowStart of the UK Marrow season
    ParsnipsStart of the Staffordshire Parsnip season
    Red KaleBeautiful Wiltshire produce available now
    RomanesqueCheshire grown for a short time
    Salads, EnglishTomatoes, Cucumbers and Peppers available until Oct
    SwedeStart of UK season, available all year round
    Tenderstem BroccoliGreat alternative to Broccoli
    White CabbageStart of the new season at the end of July
    White CurrantsLimited supply, great for summer puddings
    STILL IN SEASON
    Bok ChoiGood UK grown product
    Broad BeansSourced from UK farms available until September
    BroccoliFabulous Iced UK product available until Autumn
    CauliflowerSummer crop often smaller than overwintered, Cheshire available
    Cavolo Nero (Black Cabbage)Available for the months ahead
    CeleriacAvailable from Somerset Farms
    ChardContinues until Autumn
    Lettuce, EnglishCheshire available
    MarrowSupply generally available until October
    OnionsSmall, medium or large, beautiful flavour set skin
    Peas (garden fresh)Available until September
    Potatoes, NewSecond earlies/main crop starting now
    RaspberriesGreat tasting Cheshire and Staffordshire
    Red CabbageSourced from Lincolnshire and Cheshire
    RhubarbField varieties now in abundance
    Runner BeansSomerset grown available
    Savoy CabbageSourced from Lincolnshire and Cheshire
    Spring Green CabbageGood dark green leaves, Cheshire and Lancashire grown
    StrawberriesBeautiful Cheshire & Staffordshire Elsanta variety
    WatercressLancashire available
    END OF SEASON

    Gooseberries

    Now finished until next year

    Kohl Rabi

    White or pale green varieties available

    Redcurrants

    UK produce finished, Dutch always available

  • START OF SEASON
    Apples, English varietiesRusset, Katy and Discovery all available, ask for others
    Apples, Bramley CookingBursting with flavour, unbeatable
    BlackberriesUK Blackberries available for the next 2 months
    Chantenay Carrots (UK grown)UK supply recommences this month until next May
    PlumsGood “Olde” English varieties such as Czar available, Victoria Plums are a short season
    Purple Sprouting BroccoliGood product available but can be weather affected
    STILL IN SEASON
    BeetrootRed, Golden/Candy striped, bunched and loose from Wilts.
    Broad BeansSourced from UK farms available until September
    BroccoliGreat tasting Lincolnshire and Lancashire product
    Bunch CarrotsGood Cheshire product available
    CarrotsWell into UK season, large now available
    CauliflowerAvailable from local suppliers as well as Lincolnshire and Cornwall
    Cavolo Nero (Black Cabbage)Fresh UK supply good now
    ChardEvesham grown Chard in good supply
    Corn on Cob (fresh)Fresh Corn at its best now
    CourgetteUK season continues, Spanish season will follow
    Curly KaleLocal Kale in good supply from Cheshire
    FennelProduce from the Vale of Evesham
    Lettuce, EnglishCheshire available
    OnionsSmall, medium or large, beautiful flavour set skin, Spanish or English
    Peas (fresh)UK supply sourced from Lancashire
    Potatoes, NewPink Fir Apple and Ratte varieties especially good, ask about other varieties
    Red CabbageGreat tasting Lincolnshire product still in supply
    Red KaleMore tender than the green varieties
    RhubarbOutdoor grown Rhubarb in good supply
    RomanesqueA green forest of peaks and spires, at its best now, some Cheshire available
    Salads, EnglishTomatoes, Cucumbers and Peppers around until Oct
    Runner BeansStunning UK and local Beans available
    Spring Green CabbagePre-packed for freshness
    SquashStart of the UK Squash season
    StrawberriesBeautiful Cheshire & Staffordshire Elsanta variety
    SwedeGreat tasting, and Lancashire grown!
    Tenderstem BroccoliVersatile vegetable, cooked in minutes
    END OF SEASON
    Bokchoi

    Grown in the vale of Evesham

    Cherries

    Check availability for this great UK fruit

    Marrow

    From Dave Rathbone farm in Cheshire

    Redcurrants

    UK season finished use Dutch for all year round supply

Autumn
  • START OF SEASON
    Cob NutsUse for the next 3 weeks, ask about availability
    DamsonsAvailable for the next 6-8 weeks, we can freeze product if needed
    KohlrabiA relation of Cabbage from the Brassica family
    Mushrooms, WildUK sourced Wild Mushrooms available
    Pears, English VarietiesEnglish Pears season starting now
    Potatoes, main cropGood all round varieties such as Estima and Marfona
    PumpkinFirst of the UK Pumpkin season
    SquashSeveral varieties of Squash in season this month
    STILL IN SEASON
    Apples, EnglishMany varieties available, best at this time
    BeetrootGood bunched, baby and loose Beetroot from UK
    BroccoliEnglish product still in good supply
    Bunch CarrotsLocally grown; they look great
    CarrotsGood UK Carrots, season in full flow
    CauliflowerStart of Winter Cauliflower usually better value
    Cavelo Nero (Black Cabbage)Available for the months ahead
    CeleriacAll year round supply
    Chantenay CarrotsSmall and sweet, a must for any plate
    Curly KalePacked with fibre and goodness
    LeeksUK Leeks, good supply from Lancashire, start of our Cheshire leeks supply
    Lettuce, EnglishGreat Cheshire available
    MarrowGood product from UK growers
    ParsnipsStaffordshire Parsnips, good availability
    Purple Sprouting BroccoliLovely vegetable, weather permitting, ask about availability
    RaspberriesUK Raspberries still available
    RomanesqueBright green member of the Brassica family from Cheshire
    Runner BeansGood UK and local supply
    Salads, EnglishTomatoes, Cucumbers and Peppers around until Oct, ask about availability
    Savoy CabbageGood supply of UK Savoy now
    Spring Green CabbageBeautiful UK Spring Green available now
    StrawberriesStill Staffordshire
    SwedeSourced from our award winning Lancashire grower
    Tenderstem BroccoliGood UK product
    END OF SEASON

    Blackberries

    UK season finishes

    Broad Beans

    Last month of the UK Broad Bean season

    Corn on Cob (fresh)

    Sun ripened and fantastic end of season value

    Courgette

    End of the UK season, now into the Spanish season until next June

    Fennel

    UK grown but Dutch available as substitute

    Peas (fresh)

    Last month of the UK fresh Pea season

    Red Kale

    Tender and vitamin rich

    Rhubarb

    Field grown variety now finished, Dutch available but expensive

    Strawberries

    End of the UK season now moving to Dutch

    Victoria PlumsLast month for English Victoria Plums
  • START OF SEASON
    Artichokes, JerusalemEnglish in season but French also available
    Brussel SproutsStart of the Cheshire sprout season, sprout stalks and loose also available
    CranberriesUSA Cranberries available for at least a couple of months
    QuinceGood sized Quince now available
    Red CabbageTender lovely new crops available now
    StrawberriesStart of the Dutch season
    STILL IN SEASON
    Apples, English VarietiesMany good English varieties in season now
    BeetrootGood bunched and loose Beetroot from UK
    Bunch CarrotsGood local Carrots
    CarrotsBunched, loose and Chantenay all great now
    CauliflowerSeason in full swing, should be best value now
    Cavelo Nero (Black Cabbage)Excellent quality at this time of year
    CeleriacUgly and uninteresting with inner beauty, flavours of Celery and Parsley.
    Chantenay CarrotsGreat UK alternative to traditional Carrots
    Kohl RabiThis relative of Cabbage can also be eaten raw
    LeeksGood supply from Lancashire, great value at this time of year
    Mushrooms, WildCepes, Chanterelles, Blewitts and Horse in season
    OnionsSmall, medium or large, beautiful flavour set skin
    ParsnipsStaffordshire Parsnips, good availability
    Potatoes, main cropMaris Piper very good now, ask about availability of other varieties
    Purple Sprouting BroccoliStill available, Tenderstem is an alternative
    PumpkinGood quality Pumpkin, not just for Halloween!
    RhubarbGood availability
    RomanesqueUK available, weather permitting
    Spring Green CabbageGood quality pre-packed Cabbage
    SquashMany varieties available Crown Prince, Onion Squash, Acorn Squash
    SwedeGood year round supply
    Tenderstem BroccoliGreat traditional English product
    END OF SEASON
    ApricotEnd of the northern hemisphere varieties, look for ones with a rich orange colour
    BlueberriesPrice will now increase during the Winter months
    CucumberThe Dutch season is now ending, will be moving to Spanish next month
    NectarineEnd of the northern hemisphere varieties
    PeachesPeaches are almost finished be careful when buying
    PlumEnd of the northern hemisphere varieties
    RaspberriesScottish and English season over, Southern hemisphere varieties available
    StrawberriesEnglish Strawberry season finishes to be replaced with Dutch and Spanish varieties
    TomatoesThe Dutch season is now ending, will be moving to Spanish next month
  • START OF SEASON
    CranberriesAmerican available until after Christmas
    Easy PeelStart of the northern hemisphere variety
    Melons Cantaloupe/Galia/HoneydewStart of the southern hemisphere season, prices will increase
    Sprout TopsIncredibly versatile from one of our Cheshire growers
    STILL IN SEASON
    English ApplesEnglish Apples, available until January
    Artichokes, JerusalemGood UK supply
    BeetrootGood bunched and loose Beetroot from UK
    Brussel SproutsTasting great now from one of our Lancashire growers
    CarrotsDon’t forget prepared Carrots are available
    CauliflowerSourced from UK farms
    Cavelo Nero (Black Cabbage)Great alternative to conventional Cabbage
    CeleriacGreat cooked or raw
    Chantenay CarrotsWashed and ready to eat
    Curly KaleGreat value vegetable
    KohlrabiOften used these days with a cheese platter
    ParsnipsStaffordshire Parsnips, good availability
    Potatoes, main cropGreat varieties of main crop Potatoes, ask for your favourite or for advice on what’s good for mashing, roasting and boiling
    Purple Sprouting BroccoliGreat product, but can be weather affected
    PumpkinStill available after, but last month of supply
    QuinceGood UK product, as an alternative to French
    Red CabbageGood size; great value vegetable
    RhubarbGreat for Autumnal dishes
    RomanesqueA green forest of peaks and spires, at its best now
    Savoy CabbageVersatile and popular
    Spring Green CabbageDark green, quality Lincolnshire grown vegetable
    SwedeOne of our most versatile root veg, why not have it ready diced?
    Tenderstem BroccoliTender and sweet
    END OF SEASON

    Marrow

    End of the UK season

    Mushrooms, Wild

    End of the UK season but European varieties always available

    Squash

    UK Squash season finished, Butternut and French Pumpkins still available

Winter
  • STILL IN SEASON
    English ApplesRusset particularly good
    Artichokes, JerusalemGood sized artichokes from the UK
    BeetrootGood bunched and loose Beetroot from UK
    Brussel SproutsGreat UK supply, mainly Lincolnshire. Peeled also available for the Christmas period
    CarrotsHydro-cooled Carrots from Lincolnshire
    CauliflowerSome UK supply, French if poor weather
    Cavelo Nero (Black Cabbage)Should be available now until March
    CeleriacAvailable from our Dutch supplier
    Chantenay CarrotsWashed Sweet Baby Carrots
    Curly KaleLocally grown Kale in good supply
    KohlrabiOften used these days with a cheese platter
    LeeksUK Leeks, good supply from Lancashire
    OnionsSmall, medium or large, beautiful flavour set skin
    ParsnipsStaffordshire Parsnips good quality, a must for the Christmas Reindeer!
    Potatoes, main cropWashed Reds and Whites in season
    Purple Sprouting BroccoliAsk for availability
    Red CabbageBeautiful veg when braised with Apple, Bacon and Balsamic Vinegar
    SwedeLocally sourced, but Scottish is available also
    Tenderstem BroccoliTender, tasty and British
    TurnipsA great traditional British product
    END OF SEASON
    CeleriacThe ugly one! Try it in mashed Potatoes. Dutch supply always available
    Sprout TopsNot around for long, will be finished just after Christmas
  • START OF SEASON
    Purple Sprouting BroccoliA welcome addition to the winter vegetable palate
    Rhubarb, YorkshireYorkshire Forced Rhubarb available in the middle of the month
    STILL IN SEASON
    Jerusalem ArtichokesGood sized Artichokes from the UK
    BeetrootGood bunched and loose Beetroot from UK
    Brussel SproutsGreat UK supply, mainly Lincolnshire
    CarrotsGood UK Carrots, season in full flow. Watch the weather, prices may increase if we have bad frosts
    Cavelo Nero (Black Cabbage)Great UK supply, mainly Lincolnshire now
    CeleriacGood all year round product
    Chantenay CarrotsWashed Sweet Baby Carrots
    Curly KaleLocally grown Kale in good supply
    LeeksGood Lancashire still available
    Potatoes, main cropAlso some great varieties of Mid Potatoes available the best being Maris Piper
    Purple Sprouting BroccoliGreat seasonal produce
    Red CabbageSweet braised Red Cabbage
    Savoy CabbageVery fresh Lincolnshire Cabbage
    Spring Green CabbageFrom accredited growers in Lincolnshire
    SwedeLocally sourced, but Scottish is available also
    Tenderstem BroccoliGreat UK alternative to Spanish Broccoli
    END OF SEASON

    Apples, English varieties

    English season ends this month except Bramley & Cox

    Chestnuts

    The short season is now over

    Cranberries

    Not usually available after Christmas

    Kohlrabi

    English season ends

    Pears, English varieties

    English Pear season draws to a close this month

    Quince

    End of the English Quince supply

  • START OF SEASON
    Blood OrangesA short but sweet season
    Marmalade OrangesA brief Winter season
    TurnipsFresh and tasty, great for that stew
    STILL IN SEASON
    Artichoke, JerusalemEnglish in season but French also available
    BeetrootGood bunched and loose Beetroot from UK
    CarrotsBaton, sliced and diced, all shapes and sizes available
    CauliflowerUK is good, but European options if supply is short
    Cavelo Nero (Black Cabbage)Great with meat or fish dishes
    CeleriacCeleriac is beautifully sweet when roasted
    Chantenay CarrotA very cost effective and easy to prep vegetable
    Curly KaleHarvested by hand, Kale usually grows in 2-3 months
    LeeksUK Leeks good supply
    OnionsSmall, medium or large, beautiful flavour set skin
    ParsnipsGreat flavour, Parsnips are a must for all winter plates
    Potatoes, main crop varietiesGood sized Jacket Potatoes great just now
    Purple Sprouting BroccoliFresh spears should snap and the florets free from   yellowing
    Rhubarb, YorkshireIndoor grown, harvested by candlelight
    Savoy CabbageGood value vegetable for those winter menus
    Spring Green CabbageGreat tasting, well worth buying
    Tenderstem BroccoliTender, tasty and British
    END OF SEASON

    Brussel Sprouts

    Finished at this time of year until September