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Kings Norton Farmers Market

Seasonal Produce

One of the great things about buying and eating local produce is getting to try different, seasonal produce. Here's a bit of a guide about what to buy and when.

 

January

Vegetables: Cabbage, cauliflower, celeriac, leeks, parsnips, turnip, shallots, squash

Fruit: Forced rhubarb

 

February

Vegetables: Cabbage, cauliflower, celeriac, chard, chicory, leeks, parsnips, spinach, swede, turnip

Fruit: Forced rhubarb

 

March

Vegetables: Beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, broccoli, radishes

Fruit: Rhubarb

 

April

Vegetables: Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, morel mushrooms, wild garlic, radishes, carrots, kale, watercress, spinach

Fruit: Rhubarb

 

May

Vegetables: Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, broad beans, new carrots, samphire, asparagus

Fruit: Rhubarb, gooseberries

 

June

Vegetables: Carrots, cherries, lettuce, asparagus, peas, tomatoes, courgettes, broad beans

Fruit: Rhubarb, gooseberries, elderflower, strawberries, redcurrants, cherries

 

July

Vegetables: Carrots, spinach, tomatoes, watercress, cauliflower, aubergine, fennel, asparagus, cabbage, celery, lettuce, mangetout, new potatoes, oyster mushrooms, peas, radish, raspberries, rhubarb, French beans

Fruit: Rhubarb, gooseberries, elderflower, strawberries, redcurrants, cherries, loganberries, nectarines, peaches, raspberries

 

August

Vegetables: Carrots, lettuce, cauliflower, aubergines, courgettes, sweetcorn, peas, French beans, tomatoes

Fruit: Rhubarb, gooseberries, elderflower, strawberries, redcurrants, cherries, loganberries, nectarines, peaches, raspberries, greengages, apples, pears

 

September

Vegetables: Aubergines, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, French beans, grapes, kale, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, spinach, sweetcorn, tomatoes

Fruit: Nectarines, peaches, raspberries, greengages, apples, pears, blackberries, damsons, elderberries, figs

 

October

Vegetables: Aubergines, beetroot, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, courgettes, lettuce, marrow, mushrooms, parsnips, potatoes, squash, tomatoes,  watercress

Fruit: Apples, grapes

 

November

Vegetables: Cabbage, pumpkin, swede, cauliflower, potatoes, parsnips, leeks, chestnuts, beetroot

Fruit: Pears, quinces, cranberries

 

December

Vegetables: Celery, cabbage, red cabbage, cauliflower, celeriac, pumpkin, beetroot, turnips, parsnips, sprouts, swede

Fruit: Pears