During the different seasons in the UK, different vegetables and fruits grow. Find out what’s in season and good to eat this summer!
Summer happens in the months between June and August, just after spring. The sun shines bright and warm, and it’s strawberry season just in time for the Wimbledon tennis tournament!
It is better to buy vegetables and fruit that are grown locally when they’re in season.
Less energy is used, and less pollution is created when vegetables and fruit are grown and picked locally during their normal season. Vegetables and fruit grown outside their normal season need artificial light and heat to grow or are flown into your local supermarkets from abroad.
Buying local, seasonal vegetables and fruit is usually cheaper than off-season vegetables and fruit because the cost to grow and transport them is lower.
Here’s a list of fruit and vegetables in season during the summer months in the UK:
Do you want to learn how to grow some of the summer vegetables and fruit? Flower from our Eat Move Learn team can show you how to grow strawberries, basil, broad beans, radishes, and potatoes!
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