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Seasonal Produce: Summer Edition

Eating seasonally this summer is the coolest way to enjoy a wide variety of flavours, textures, and nutrients while also supporting local farmers and reducing your carbon footprint. Vegetables in the UK are a fantastic way to enjoy fresh, locally grown produce throughout the year, and you also have fruit and seasonings to give your meals that extra oomph.

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Benefits of Seasonal Vegetables in the UK
Better Taste:
Seasonal vegetables are picked at their peak of ripeness, meaning they are more flavourful and have better texture than vegetables that are picked before they’re fully ripe and transported long distances.
Nutritional Value:
Produce in season is more nutrient-dense because it’s fresher and has less time to lose its vitamins and minerals.
Cost:
In season crops are usually less expensive because they are abundant and don’t require long distance transportation or storage for long periods.
Environmental Impact:
Eating seasonal goods reduces your carbon footprint because they don’t need to be transported by fossil fuelled vehicles and do not require the use of energy for storage.
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What's rising in Summer?

The smell of barbecues is in the air, the Boots deal on sun cream is on every kiosk and the promise of warmer days feels closer and closer. Summer officially starts at the Summer Solstice on June 21st, and lasts till the end of September. Here are some of the season's best offerings:

What's in Season in summer?
Basil
Beetroot
Broccoli
Carrot
Cauliflower
Celery
Courgette
Cucumber
Fennel
Lettuce
Onion
Potato
Radish
Red onion
Rocket
Fruits in Season
Rhubarb
Strawberry
Apple
Raspberry
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Summer's Star Vegetable: Courgette

Head over to our Menu to pick some of our recipes with Courgette, including: Italian Lentil & Mushroom Ragu with Courgetti, Aubergine, New Potato and Courgette Korma and Harissa Spiced Courgette, Moroccan Giant Couscous with Garlic Tahini Dressing.

RECIPES

So next time you're going through your Grubby recipes, look out for seasonal vegetables to add some variety and nutrition to your meals.

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