Eating Seasonally in April

The clocks have changed, we’re finally out of winter and spring is springing all around us! That means things are beginning to GROW!

There’s nothing better than eating fruit and veg when they’re in season, and spring is the time of year when we start getting excited about all the delicious things that grow in the UK.

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 travels 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!

Here at WAC, we are very excited about rhubarb. We even have some growing in our community garden! If you’re not sure what to do with rhubarb, BBC Good Food has some wonderful rhubarb recipes. We particularly like it stewed very simply with sugar to taste, and maybe a bit of orange juice and zest. Serve it for breakfast with Greek yoghurt and granola for a healthy start to your day!

Some vegetables that are in season are early asparagus, celeriac, chard, Jersey Royal potatoes, kale, leeks, lettuce and other salad leaves, parsnips, purple sprouting broccoli, radishes, spinach, spring greens and spring cabbage, spring onions, turnip tops and watercress.

Please visit your local grocer or farm shop and pick up some wonderful season produce!

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