Buying seasonal food can save you money

May: Seasonal Food

Eating seasonal food is a great way to save money and try something new, as a result, I’ve rounded up what foods are best right now, what’s coming in and what’s on it’s way out.

By buying products which are in season, you’re more likely to save money. This is because they can be easily grown and therefore are widely available. While sometimes it can be hard to find local produce, seasonal products mean that manufacturers have a wider choice of where to source products, leading to consumers getting the best possible price.

Going out of season

It’s finally starting to feel like spring, which means that those winter vegetables we love are starting to disappear. Henceforth you can start swapping your cauliflower out for other seasonal veggies such as new potatoes.

  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Cod
  • Oysters
  • Purple broccoli

Coming into season

While some of the vegetables below you may associate with winter, they are in fact seasonal spring fruits and vegetables. You may also notice more carrots being grown in the UK over the next few months, as well as the price of asparagus possibly dropping.

  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine
  • Blackcurrants
  • Carrot
  • Artichoke
  • Gooseberries
  • Tomatoes

At it’s best this month

So above you can see what’s coming in and going out, but how about what’s already good to go this month? Well, the below list is just that, these fruits, vegetables and meats are all perfect this time of year, so try them out this month to enjoy a seasonal supermarket shop.

  • Apricots
  • Crab
  • Grapefruit
  • Halibut
  • Kipper
  • Lamb
  • Lettuce
  • Mackerel
  • Mint
  • Nectarines
  • New potatoes
  • Peas
  • Pepper
  • Radish
  • Tuna
  • Rhubarb
  • Salmon

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