What’s in season for August?

Posted on: August 26th, 2009 by admin No Comments

It’s been a little while since we’ve had a look at what’s in season for the month so here it is- fruit, veggies and meats that are in season in your area. Eating with the seasons is cheaper, healthier, tastier and better for the environment and your local farmers so eat up!

North Americas

Blackberries, apricots, figs, all melons, peaches and plums. It’s nearing the end of summer so make the most of those amazing stone fruits in particular.

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Artichoke, arugula, beetroot, corn, eggplant and zucchini are good veggies right now. As for meat, try some duck, lamb or lobster.

Europe

Actually the European and American fruits in season are similar now- peaches, figs, melons, blackberries and plums, also try any other berry you can lay your hands on, as they are all ripe and delicious these warm days. As for veggies, broad and runner beans, beetroot, peas, leeks,

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rocket and watercress will be perfect. Try lamb, rabbit or venison for in season meats. From the sea go for brill, monkfish, makerel, plaice, sea trout and crab.

Australia and surrounds

Winter is drawing to a close- so keep an eye out for artichokes, they can be fiddly to prepare but they are well worth it. Cabbage, cauliflower, celery, okra, Chinese cabbage and silverbeet are all great. Root veggies are starting to be good too, especially turnips, parsnips and potatoes. Prefect for a wintry stew. Not a whole lot of fruit in season, but still some apples are good (fuji and custard in particular) and citrus is good too, grapefruits, blood orange, limes and lemons.

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Pork is good :) . Try some roe now, but be responsible with all things fishy. Don’t just think of organic or local fruit and veggies, you want to eat eco-best seafood. If you’re not sure- check here.

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