As July turns into August and we get the start of the warmer weather, colourful vegetables start to make an appearance ready for the harvest time in September. You’ll find lots of different, succulent veg perfect for summer dinners, BBQs and salads and meat and fish idea for a light lunch.

First off we have to mention that August is when the sweetcorn season begins and who doesn’t love a corn on the cob on the BBQ?

Other veg you can find at this time of year are:

Beetroots
Courgettes
Green Beans
Marrow
Runner Beans
French Beans
Basil
Artichokes
Aubergines
Broccoli
Carrots
Chillis
Cucumber
Fennel
Lettuc
Garlic
Mangetout
Rocket
Onions
peppers
Potatoes
Mushrooms
Tomatoes

The fruit you can find at this time of year to compliment your summer dishes are:

Blueberries
Blackberries
Plums
Cherries
Damsons
Greengages
Raspberries
Strawberries

For those of you who have access to greenhouses, you’ll also find that Nectarines, Melons and Peaches also start to come into season.

This time of year is perfect for BBQs, so it’s great that beef and lamb are both in season, you can also find more rabbit, venison and wood pigeons around, if you’re interested in getting some game for your summer meals.

Fish fans have plenty to choose from when it comes to what is in season at this time of year. Fishmongers will have:

Cod
Coley
Crab
Dover Sole
Grey Mullet
Haddock
Halibut
Herring
Lemon Sole
Mackerel
Monkfish
Plaice
Pilchards
Pollack
Prawns
Salmon
Sardines
Scallops
Sea Bas
Sea Bream
Whelks
Sea Trout
Shrimp

You can make some pretty incredible dishes with these ingredients and the quality of the local produce in the region means that you can create something truly tasty that will be sure to impress the whole family. Take a look at our recipes page for some inspiration.

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