What's in season

The summer season brings sweet, juicy cherries from countries throughout the northern hemisphere.

Find British cherries in store between July and early August. Look for glossy, plump, firm fruit with the stalks still intact. Cherries are delicious as a snack and can be used for baking or cooked into savoury sauces to serve with game. 

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Also in season...



British sweetcorn is at its best in August, and is excellent cooked on the barbecue. Fresh, ripe sweetcorn has tightly packed kernels that release a milky liquid when cut. It’s best eaten as fresh as possible, as the sugars in the kernels can quickly turn to starch.

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Crisp, aromatic celery can be eaten raw or cooked. Both sticks and leaves work well in salads, soups and stews. British celery comes into season in June. Good celery has firm sticks and fresh green leaves. Celery leaves are strongly flavoured and the sticks are crisp and tender.

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Beetroot is a versatile root veg with an earthy, sweet flavor. Great in salads, it can also be roasted, made into soup, and grated to be used in cakes. Store beetroot in a paper bag in a cool, dark place; it should last for around two weeks.

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A member of the rose family, velvety British raspberries are at their best in July. Most usually a deep pink hue, raspberries can also be golden or black. Whatever their colour, they have a tangy-sweet flavor and are plump, with a soft and juicy texture.

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With a distinct, delicate flavour, lamb is the meat from a young sheep. They are delicious in roasts, tagines and salads served with seasonal veg. Look for meat that has a pale to deep red colour and is firm, moist and grainy. Any fat should be white instead of yellow and eaten within 2-4 days.

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