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Seasonal Produce In December

by Fabian Jackson

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December brings with it picturesque frosty mornings and our favourite chunky knitwear, but did you know it’s also the month for some of our most-loved seasonal produce? Keep reading to discover what they are and our top recipes to champion them. 

Seasonable vegetables to buy and eat in December 

Eating seasonal produce throughout the year is a great way to ensure we’re putting the freshest, and most environmentally friendly food we can on our plates. Following the produce of the moment is also a great way of mixing up the meals in our repertoire and getting inventive in the kitchen.

vegetable market

Here’s our top pick of what December has to offer us in the UK:

  • Pears
  • Potatoes
  • Brussel sprouts 
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower 
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chicory
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Parsnips
  • Pumpkin
  • Savoy cabbage
  • Sloes (forage pick)
  • Spring green cabbage
  • Swede
  • Thyme
  • Turnips

Seasonal recipes for December

Here are our favourite recipes that turn the month’s best ingredients into delicious meals.

mushroom 'chicken' soup

Kale, mushroom ‘chicken’ and rice soup

Nutritious soup is what gets us through the winter months, and this recipe is one of our all-time favourites.

pumpkin ravioli

Pumpkin ravioli

Perfect for everything from dinner party starters to and tasty dinners at home, this ravioli recipe will soon become a go-to.

cauliflower steak

Cauliflower steaks

This charred cauliflower is like you’ve never had it before - deeply savoury, perfectly caramelised and bursting with punchy flavour.


Turnip, red onion and apple traybake

One for when you’d rather spend the evening in front of the fire rather than in the kitchen, when you still want a hearty meal but with five percent effort.

hot chocolate

Pumpkin spiced hot chocolate 

Because pumpkin spice isn’t just for autumn and lattes!

Know you know what to look for it’s time to pick a recipe and head to the market!

Let us know what ingredient you’re most looking forward to this month in the comments.2


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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