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Know your farmers, know your food: Choosing British produce every time

Our Great British farmers work tirelessly and constantly to provide the nation with the highest quality foods, but if you want the best from our industry and the freshest ingredients, it’s time to get in season.


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Alexia Robinson, Founder, Love British Food:

 

“Eating British fruits and vegetables in season is good for you. Foods in season contain the nutrients, minerals and trace elements that our bodies need at particular times of the year. British food travel less far from farm to shop so regardless of how carbon footprints are calculated it self-evidently has a lower carbon footprint.

 

Choosing British means supporting British farmers whose work helps to keep the British countryside the way we want it to look!”

By choosing British and furthermore, seasonal produce you:

 

  • Reduce food miles
  • Support local growers and farmers
  • Supports your bodies natural process - foods eaten at their peak season provide us with the most nutrition
  • Help in the upkeep of the beautiful British countryside by keeping our farmers in business

Meat

 

We're still in the midst of winter and there is a variety of different meats to get stuck in to this season.

 

The main ones are:

 

 

Vegetables

 

To get the most out of your vegetables, buying them when they're at their peak really is the best way to get the most flavour and freshness.

 

The main ones are:

 

  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Potatoes
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Parsnips

Must read: Read how one Shropshire farmer is sending kale sales through the roof with his juicing revolution

Fruit

 

There is nothing better than tucking in to fruit that is perfectly in season - but sometimes they do taste better in a cake. (See below)

 

The main ones are:

 

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