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The finest produce

all year round

Eating in line with the seasons means making a conscious decision to eat more responsibly and in a healthier way. It also means opting for tastier fruits and vegetables. Follow our calendar and discover 5 good reasons for eating seasonal produce.

5 good reasons

for eating seasonal fruit and vegetables

1 – Get all the right nutritional benefits

Every season, our bodies need different types of nutrients and vitamins. Nature is very good at providing us with the right fruit and vegetables at the right time to meet our nutritional needs!

In winter, vegetables are full of minerals and citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C to satisfy the body’s requirements. In summer, we need water because of the heat, which is perfect as nearly all summer fruits and vegetables are full of it!

2 – Support local producers

Buying seasonal produce helps to promote short food supply chains and limit our environmental impact. In supermarkets, get into the habit of checking the provenance of fruit and vegetables. The further afield they come from, the greater your carbon impact will be.

Even better, go to local producers such as farm shops, pick-your-own and market gardeners.

3 – Protect the environment

Whether they are out of season and/or imported, fruit and vegetables are often transported by plane, boat and/or truck, which pollute the environment. In addition, they are often over-packaged to protect them during the journey. Less packaging = less waste and therefore less impact on the planet.

4 – Protect your health

Fruit and vegetables grown out of season require special conditions (in greenhouses, with chemical fertilisers, pesticides and frost protection, etc.) which can destroy biodiversity and damage our health.

Furthermore, imported fruit is often coated with chemicals to help preserve it.

5 – Treat yourself!

Seasonal fruit and vegetables will have ripened naturally in the sun and will therefore be tastier. You’ll benefit from not only their flavour, but also all of their goodness and vitamins.

It’s not always easy to figure out what’s in season because there are so many different kinds of fruit and vegetables available at all times of the year. To help you, check out our calendar with a month-by-month selection.

In Winter

Fill up on vitamins!

January’s selection of fruit and vegetables

January is a good time for boosting your immune system!

Vegetables in January:

Beetroot, carrots, celery, cabbage, cauliflower, marrow, watercress, chicory, lamb’s lettuce, turnips, onions, parsnips, leeks, potatoes, pumpkin, swede, salsify, Jerusalem artichoke

Fruits in January:

Chestnuts, lemons, clementines, quince, kiwis, tangerines, oranges, blood oranges, grapefruit, pears, apples, walnuts

February’s selection of fruit and vegetables

In February, winter fruit and vegetables are your best friends for staying healthy!

Vegetables in February:

Garlic, beetroot, carrots, Brussels sprouts, Chinese artichokes, chicory, fennel, lamb’s lettuce, turnips, onions, parsnips, leeks, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, salsify, Jerusalem artichoke

Fruits in February:

Lemons, clementines, pomegranates, kiwis, tangerines, oranges, grapefruit, pears, apples

March’s selection of fruit and vegetables

In March, we need a little patience as spring is almost here.

Vegetables in March:

Green asparagus, beetroot, chard, carrots, celery, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, chicory, spinach, curly leaf lettuce, turnips, onions, parsnips, leeks, potatoes, radishes, salsify, Jerusalem artichoke

Fruits in March:

Dried almonds, lemons, kiwis, tangerines, oranges, grapefruit, pears, apples

In Spring

Make way for an array of colours!

April’s selection of fruit and vegetables

April, an array of colourful vegetables.

In April, as spring arrives, buds appear, blossom scent fills the air and the sun comes out.

Vegetables in April:

Fresh garlic, artichoke, asparagus, beetroot, chard, carrots, celery, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, shallots, endive, spinach, curly leaf lettuce, lettuce, turnips, onions, peas, leeks, radishes, potatoes

Fruits in April:

Dried almonds, lemons, kiwis, grapefruit, apples

February’s selection of fruit and vegetables

In February, winter fruit and vegetables are your best friends for staying healthy!

Vegetables in February:

Garlic, beetroot, carrots, Brussels sprouts, Chinese artichokes, chicory, fennel, lamb’s lettuce, turnips, onions, parsnips, leeks, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, salsify, Jerusalem artichoke

Fruits in February:

Lemons, clementines, pomegranates, kiwis, tangerines, oranges, grapefruit, pears, apples

June’s selection of fruit and vegetables

In June, the peaches are ready!

Vegetables in June:

Garlic, artichokes, asparagus, aubergine, beetroot, chard, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, cucumber, courgettes, spinach, fennel, green beans, lettuce, turnips, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes

Fruits in June:

Apricots, almonds, nectarines, blackcurrants, cherries, lemons, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, melons, grapefruit, watermelons, peaches, apples, plums, rhubarb, tomatoes

In Summer

Treat yourself to refreshing fruit and vegetables!

July’s selection of fruit and vegetables

In July, fruit and vegetables offer a taste of the holidays!

Vegetables in July:

Garlic, artichokes, aubergine, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, cucumber, courgettes, watercress, spinach, fennel, green beans, lettuce, sweetcorn, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes

Fruits in July:

Apricots, almonds, Brugnon peaches, blackcurrants, cherries, figs, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, melons, blueberries, peaches, watermelon, pears, plums, rhubarb, tomatoes

August’s selection of fruit and vegetables

In August, fruits and vegetables are busting with sunshine!

 

Vegetables in August:

Garlic, artichokes, aubergine, Batavia lettuce, beetroot, chard, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, cucumber, gherkins, squash, spinach, fennel, curly leaf lettuce, green beans, lettuce, turnips, onions, peppers, potatoes, radishes, rocket leaves

 

Fruits in August:

Apricots, almonds, goji berries, Brugnon peaches, blackcurrants, cherries, figs, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, melon, Mirabelle plums, blackberries, blueberries, nectarines, hazelnuts, peaches, pears, plums, prunes, grapes, tomatoes

September’s selection of fruit and vegetables

In september, the summer runs over.

Vegetables in September:

Garlic, artichokes, aubergine, beetroot, chard, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, cucumber, courgettes, spinach, fennel, curly leaf lettuce, green beans, lettuce, sweetcorn, onions, parsnips, sweet potatoes, leeks, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes

Fruits in September:

Quince, figs, raspberries, melons, Mirabelle plums, blackberries, blueberries, nectarines, hazelnuts, walnuts, watermelons, peaches, pears, apples, plums, prunes, grapes, tomatoes

In Winter

Fill up on vitamins!

October’s selection of fruit and vegetables

In October, it’s the cabbage that takes centre stage!

Vegetables in October:

Garlic, aubergine, broccoli, carrots, celery, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, red cabbage, cucumber, squash, courgettes, shallots, endives, spinach, fennel, curly leaf lettuce, turnips, onions, parsnips, sweet potatoes, leeks, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, swede, salsify, Jerusalem artichoke

Fruits in October:

Almonds, chestnuts, lemon, quince, figs, raspberries, khaki fruits, blueberries, hazelnuts, physalis, pears, grapes, tomatoes

November’s selection of fruit and vegetables

In November, enjoy the warmth of hearty winter dishes.

 

Vegetables in November:

Beetroot, broccoli, artichoke thistles, carrots, celery, all types of cabbage, pumpkin, squash, Chinese artichokes, shallots, chicory, fennel, curly leaf lettuce, lamb’s lettuce, turnips, onion, parsnips, leeks, pumpkins, radishes, swede, salsify, Jerusalem artichokes

 

Fruits in November:

Chestnuts, lemons, clementines, quince, dates, khaki fruits, kiwis, kumquat, tangerines, oranges, cape gooseberries, pears, apples, grapes

December’s selection of fruit and vegetables

In December, stay in shape!

Vegetables in December:

Beetroot, carrots, celery, cabbage, pumpkins, cress, Chinese artichokes, shallots, chicory, spinach, curly leaf lettuce, lamb’s lettuce, turnips, onions, parsnips, leeks, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, black radishes, swede, salsify, Jerusalem artichokes

Fruits in December:

Chestnuts, lemons, clementines, quince, dates, pomegranates, khaki fruit, kiwis, kumquats, tangerines, walnuts, oranges, pink grapefruits, pears, apples