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Seasonal vegetablesSeasonal vegetables

If you want to eat food just bursting with flavour, then eating seasonally is definitely the way to go. So what can you expect to find in farm shops and farmers' markets when you visit or maybe you're looking for ideas for a bit of wild food foraging on the moors or in the hedgerows?

Beef, pork and lamb from the North York Moors is generally available all year round. 


Cockles, crab (brown), crayfish, oyster, pollack;

Asparagus, broccoli (purple sprouting), cabbage, greens, leeks, nettles, wild garlic; rhubarb


Grouse (after 12 August), wild rabbit; crab (brown), crab (spider), lobster, mackerel, pollack, prawns, river trout (brown, rainbow), salmon (wild), scallops, sea bass, sea bream, sea trout (wild), squid;

Asparagus, broad beans, carrots, cucumber, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, tomatoes; bilberries, damsons, elderflowers, raspberries, strawberries


Grouse, partridge, pheasant, wild rabbit; cod, crab (brown), crab (spider), lobster, mackerel, mussels, oysters, prawns, river trout (brown, rainbow), salmon (wild), scallops, sea bass, sprats, squid, whiting;

Broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, cucumber, leeks, lettuce, nettles, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkins & squash, salsify, tomatoes, wild mushrooms; apples, bilberries, blackberries, crab apples, elderberries, juniper berries, pears, plums, raspberries, rosehips, rowan berries, sloes; heather honey


Grouse, partridge, pheasant; cockles, cod, crab (brown), mussels, oysters, sea bass, whiting;

Brussels sprouts, cabbage, leeks, onions, parsnips, potatoes and other winter vegetables; apples