Here’s A Seasonal Food Calendar That Will Help You Shop – And Eat – Better!

One of the essential tips for better shopping is knowing what foods are in season; there's always something special every month! At the time when a particular animal or plant produce is in season, it is of high quality, is sold cheaper and comes in large quantities. Ultimately, this will help you get top-notch ingredients and also cut back on major food costs.

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Below, we have compiled a seasonal food calendar to help our readers choose only the best ingredients. With this, you can give your pantry a change-up every month by focusing on specific products; this also allows for experimenting!

1. January Seasonal Food – Eat Healthy! 

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Meat: Duck, Goose, Rabbit, Turkey, Venison.

Fish and seafood: Haddock, Mussels, Oysters, and Salmon.

Fruit: Apples, Clementines, Kiwi fruit, Lemons, Oranges, Passion fruit, Pears, Pomegranate.

Vegetables: Wild mushrooms, Cauliflower, Celery, Celeriac, Kale, Leeks, Parsnips, Potatoes, Rhubarb, Shallots, Swedes, Turnips, Beetroot, Brussel sprouts.

2. February Seasonal Food – For Only Hearty Meals 

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Meat: Turkey, Venison and Rabbit

Fish and seafood: Oysters, Salmon, Haddock, Mussels.

Fruit: Lemons, Oranges, Passion fruit, Pears, Pomegranates, Apples, Clementines, Kiwi fruit.

Vegetables: Parsnips, Potatoes, Shallots, Purple sprouting broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Cauliflower, Kale Leeks, Celeriac, Mushrooms, Rhubarb, Swedes, Turnips.

3. March Seasonal Food – Warmer seasons are approaching! 

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Meat: Rabbit and Turkey (from the previous season)

Fish and seafood: Salmon, Oysters, and Mussels

Fruit: Pomegranate, Kiwi fruit, Oranges, Lemons, Passion fruit.

Vegetables: Leeks, Shallots, Rhubarb, Peppers, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Purple sprouting broccoli

Spring Onions, Spinach.

4. April Seasonal Food – Lamb comes into season! 

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Meat: Rabbit, Turkey, and Lamb.

Fish and seafood: Tuna, Crab, Salmon

Fruit: Kiwi fruit and Apricot.

Vegetables: Rhubarb, Spring onions, Asparagus, Spinach, Peppers, Cauliflower, Purple sprouting broccoli.

5. May Seasonal Food – The season to make your meals colorful! 

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Meat: Lamb and Rabbit

Fish and seafood: Tina, Crab, Salmon, Pollock, Sardines.

Fruit: Cherries, Kiwi fruit, and Apricots.

Vegetables: Peas, Carrots, New potatoes, Aubergines, Asparagus, Peppers, Rocket, Spinach, Watercress, Spring onions, Rhubarb.

6. June Seasonal Food – Summer is for refreshing dishes! 

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Meat: Lamb and Rabbit.

Fish and seafood: Sardines, Salmons, Haddock, Mackerel, Crabs, Pollack.

Fruit: Blueberries, Apricots, Kiwi fruit, Cherries, Tomatoes, Raspberries, Strawberries.

Vegetables: Aubergines, Broad beans, Carrots, Fennel, Artichokes, New potatoes, Peas, Pepper, Turnips, Watercress, Courgettes, Asparagus, Pak Choi, Rocket, Spring onions.

7. July Seasonal Food – Here come the berries! 

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Meat: Lamb and Rabbit

Fish and seafood: Prawns, Haddock, Crab, Mackerel, Sardines, Salmons, Scallops, Tuna, Pollack.

Fruit: Blueberries, Blackberries, Melon, Peaches, Apricots, Kiwi Fruit, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Cherries.

Vegetables: Sweetcorn, Cucumber, Beetroot, Broad beans, Broccoli, Artichokes, Carrots, New potatoes, Fennel, Asparagus, Aubergines, Courgettes, Pak Choi, Peas, Peppers, Rocket, Watercress, Spring onions, Turnips.

8. August Seasonal Food – Go Mediterranean!

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Meat: Venison, Lamb, and Rabbit

Fish and seafood: Scallops, Mackerel, Sardines, Salmon, Crab, Tuna, Haddock, Pollack

Fruit: Tomatoes, Melon, Peaches, Kiwi Fruit, Nectarines, Peaches, Strawberries, Apricots, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Nectarine.

Vegetables: Broccoli, Celery, Potatoes, Courgettes, Beetroot, Aubergines, Carrots, Fennel, Peppers, Pak Choi, Peas, Watercress, Rocket, Sweetcorn, Broad beans, Cucumber, Artichokes.

9. September Seasonal Food – Farewell to the berries! 

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Meat: Goose, Duck, Venison, Lamb, and Rabbit

Fish and seafood: Mussels, Pollack, Tuna, Crab, Mackerel, Haddock, Salmon, Scallops, Sardines

Fruit: Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Apricots, Blackberries, Grapes, Blueberries, Figs, Apples, Melon, Tomatoes, Raspberries.

Vegetables: Leeks, Broad beans, Kale, Beetroot, Artichokes, Broccoli, Celery, Courgettes, Fennel, Pak Choi, Peppers, Butternut squash, Potatoes, Rocket, Watercress, Peas, Aubergines, Carrots, Celeriac, Cucumber, Pumpkin, Sweetcorn.

10. October Seasonal Food – Turkey season starts! 

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Meat: Turkey, Duck, Goose, Rabbit, Lamb, Venison.

Fish and seafood: Pollack, Scallops, Prawns Oysters, Crab, Mussels, Mackerel, Salmon, Haddock.

Fruit: Melon, Pears, Nectarines, Tomatoes, Cranberries, Apples, Figs, Grapes, Blackberries

Vegetables: Wild mushrooms, Kale, Butternut squash, Artichokes, Broccoli, Pumpkin, Shallots, Swedes, Watercress, Aubergines, Celeriac, Courgettes, Leeks, Pepper, Turnips, Fennel, Beetroot, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Rocket, Parsnips Sweetcorn.

11. November Seasonal Food – Love it or leave it, here comes the Brussel sprouts! 

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Meat: Goose, Rabbit, Turkey, Venison, Duck

Fish and seafood: Scallops, Crab, Mussels, Oysters, Pollack, Haddock.

Fruit: Fig, Apples, Passion fruits, Clementines, Cranberries, Pear

Vegetables: Celeriac, Kale, Potatoes, Butternut squash, Artichokes, Leeks, Wild mushrooms, Celery, Parsnips, Watercress, Turnips, Shallots, Pumpkin, Swedes, Beetroot, Brussels sprouts.

12. December Seasonal Food – ‘Tis the jolly season! 

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Meat: Venison, Rabbit, Duck, Goose, Turkey.

Fish and seafood: Scallops, Mussels, Oysters, Haddock, Pollack

Fruit: Passion fruit, Clementines, Pomegranate, Apples, Pears, Cranberries.

Vegetables: Parsnips, Brussels sprouts, Celery, Kale, Celeriac, Beetroot, Cauliflower, Leeks, Potatoes, Shallots, Pumpkins, Turnips, Wild mushrooms, Swede.

This calendar can be your secret key to always trying something new with food. Eat healthy, stay safe!

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