The beauty of farmers' markets are the wonderful selection of really fresh vegetables, fruits and meats. Not everything is available throughout the year, as one crop finishes another one starts adding excitement to your weekly shop. This means you get to cook with produce when it tastes the best, but you won't always be able to pick up strawberries or spinach to cook your favourite recipes. Plan your meals around what's at market. The table below can help you with what's available throughout the year.
Duck and goose eggs are in season from February to June and in September. We have tomatillos and okra
from one farmer, and callalloo from another. Aylesbury ducks are available all year (from the last
remaining producer in the country). Native oysters come to market from September.
Once you get to know a farmers' market, shopping and cooking with the seasons is fun and simple. Don't
fret about what's in season when. Just look for the best-looking produce. If you don't know how to cook
it, ask the farmer, or the person next to you in the queue.
It's much more sociable than the supermarket!
Welcome to summer, it's cherry season.
Cheese Street is back in 2018, spreading the word about some of the amazing artisan cheese makers we have in this country. They're all absolutely FREE to attend.
Strawberry season has begun for the farms who grow and sell soft fruit at our farmers markets in London and for you who love to eat them.
With a Royal wedding this weekend, have decided to share their Elderflower and Lemon cake recipe, using Urban Cordial
Find out what's at your local market in spring...