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Seasonal Produce In June

by Fabian Jackson

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With summer days finally upon us, it’s easier than ever to fill our fridges with fresh, seasonal produce that’s ripe for vibrant salads, fruity desserts and picnic favourites. Keep reading to find out what’s being grown around you and some of our favourite plant-based recipes championing those ingredients.

What produce is in season in June?

Whether you grow your own vegetables or have noticed your local market stalls filling up, it won’t come as a surprise to you that June brings massive variety with its seasonal produce list.

a vegetable market stand

Here are a few of our favourite things you’ll have no trouble picking up in the UK this month.

  • Baby carrots
  • Blackcurrants
  • Broad beans
  • Chard
  • Cherries
  • Courgettes and summer squash
  • Globe artichokes
  • Gooseberries (forage pick)
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Lettuce
  • Raspberries 
  • Rocket
  • Spring onions
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Spring cabbage
  • New potatoes

Seasonal recipes for June

Here’s where the magic happens – what to do with all this seasonal produce in your kitchen

a vegan nicoise salad

Vegan Nicoise salad

This dish just says summer salad all over it. It’s zingy, satisfying and highlights the best fresh produce of the month.

paella in a bowl

Paella Roja 

There are many great ways to enjoy artichokes, but we love this recipe for Paella Roja – we think it sums up summer evenings perfectly.

mushroom and ginger stir fry

Mushroom and ginger stirfry

At this time of year, we fill this recipe up with handfuls of fresh chard. If you grow it yourself then you’ll know that you can’t eat the stuff fast enough and this dish is an ideal way to make it taste great.

chocolate cake

Black Forest gateau 

Because cake tastes great at any time of the year, why not load it up with seasonal cherries? We certainly will be.

All that’s left to do now is pick a recipe and get to your local market! 

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

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Fabian Jackson
by 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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