What’s in Season in June?

GreenfaolStarred Page By Greenfaol, 30th May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/149x2sz_/
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June is a wonderful and vibrant month of the year for a huge variety of food. Read on to see what’s at its peak just now.

Start of Summer

June is the start of the berry season, as well as being excellent for fish and is the start of lettuce season as well. We can all bring out the salad bowls (even though there is still a chill in the air), as much of what we use in salads are becoming more readily available in the coming Summer months.

Please note this is based on Northern Hemisphere, seasonal areas. Many other countries will be able to get much of these items all year round (lucky people).

What's in Season?

Eating seasonally is important for your health and the environment, as you will see from my Seasonality article, and so you will benefit both yourself and your environment from choosing items from the list below:

June’s bounty:

• Broad Beans
• French Beans
• Mackerel
• Mange tout
• Clams
• Chicory
• Radish
• Rocket
• Peas
• Nectarines
• Watercress
• Tomatoes
• Strawberries
• Spring onions
• Sardines
• Lamb
• Raspberries
• Crab

Anything Else?

As we leave May and enter June, other things will still be available but not for much longer if you want them at their best. Those almost out of season include:

• Asparagus
• Elderflower
• Hare
• New potatoes
• Gooseberries

Finally

Why not try a wonderful salad with rocket, slices nectarines and spring onions, with a light, citric vinaigrette? Or how about a flavourful Pistou Soup, packed with healthy broad beans? Or even a clam bake?

To conclude, seasonal food in June is salad rich and berry wealthy. It is the time of light meals and peppery flavours and the start of Summer. Enjoy the fruits of June!

If you enjoyed this article, why not read some of my other food articles:
Wild Garlic
Minestrone Soup

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author avatar J A Ridley
30th May 2011 (#)

You made me hungry and now I know what for! thanks

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author avatar Retired
30th May 2011 (#)

i am in for the wild strawberries and the brook trout so far.. looking forward to sour apples later this summer. i'm into wild gathering.

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author avatar Retired
30th May 2011 (#)

choke cherries galore

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author avatar Greenfaol
30th May 2011 (#)

I love wild gathering too, love eating fresh berries, especially brambles (Scottish blackberries), wild garlic and freshly caught fish :D Cheers and good eating, Robert :D
Thanks JAridley, it made me hungry too :D

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author avatar Retired
30th May 2011 (#)

yes.. the wild leeks (garlic) that season is pretty much over here, but it was really good on pizzas.. and sauteed with pasta and oil..

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
30th May 2011 (#)

Just starting planting here, we had a terrible long winter, it took much longer than usual for the snow to melt, right now all we have "in season" are dandelions....

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author avatar Songbird B
30th May 2011 (#)

Great article, Greenfaol, and congrats on a well deserved Star Page. I always look forward to reading your pages my friend..Great Seasonal share...

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author avatar MAnature
30th May 2011 (#)

Yummy.... thanks for the tips on what to keep an eye at the farmer markets :)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
30th May 2011 (#)

Such a bounty to choose from Greenfaol, you are a star:0)...wonderful article, thank you!

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author avatar kafsoa
30th May 2011 (#)

Great article Greenfoal:) Fruits and vegetables are the stars on summer dining table.

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author avatar Greenfaol
1st Jun 2011 (#)

Thanks guys, really appreciate the wonderful comments :D

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author avatar Carol
1st Jun 2011 (#)

What a lovely article Norma, and well deserved star! I love the pics of the strawberries.

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author avatar Denise O
3rd Jun 2011 (#)

Norma, yesterday I was able to go outside ( I have been fighting this damn flu since we last talked) and see what is coming up in my yard. Girl, the figs are all budding and should be ready in the next 3 weeks. My blackberries are flowering so, we should also have those in about a few weeks. I just love this time of the year, as I absolutely love a berry, of any kind. My tomatoes are growing big time as is my herbs. I have already been cooking with my spinach and in the next few days when I get over this yucky flu, I am looking forward to a big bowl of salad. Great info, great pictures and as always, well written. Thank you for sharing.:)
Now, I must go back to bed, I am still sick. As I caught the flu from my grandson, UGH!

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author avatar Angelique Newman
10th Jun 2011 (#)

Berries are so healthy for you, I think they consider it a super food. Our chives and rubarb are doing well so far and I think our strawberries will hopefully do better this year. Great article Greenfaol.

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
13th Jun 2011 (#)

yummy!

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author avatar Greenfaol
14th Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you all for your lovely comments. Denise, feel better soon. Take care all of you and enjoy :D

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author avatar Retired
28th Jun 2011 (#)

Yummy :)

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author avatar Retired
28th Jun 2011 (#)

Yummy :)

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author avatar Humza
9th Aug 2011 (#)

wow that was a nice one!
I guess now I really dont need to check market's list as to whats new!
thnx faol!
by the way hows ur grandfather ( who was ill few months back)
thnx for sharing
regards to brian!

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author avatar Greenfaol
16th Dec 2011 (#)

Thanks for your comments, people xxx

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author avatar Avik Chattopadhyay
1st Jan 2012 (#)

Wow Yummy indeed...

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