You wait for one seasonal food guide and then two come along!

Eating fresh food grown in season has always been a good idea, but knowing when and what food is in season has been more hit and miss. Our parents and grandparents living in the 1930s and beyond seemed to know instinctively. However, they were living off the land directly and didn’t have the option of buying oranges, asparagus or tomatoes anytime they ventured into a supermarket, which in any case didn’t really exist back in the day. So to help us discover what’s in season here are two charts published by Slow Food and from food PR company Pam Lloyd.

Bruce McMichael

Food writing, discovering food stories, meeting producers, chefs and food enthusiasts are all part of desire to inspire, inform my readers and fellow food lovers. I am a freelance writer, journalist and published author focusing on the international world of food and drink, culture and travel. In 2019 I graduated from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy with a Masters in Food Culture, Communication and Marketing. I am now a visiting Professor at the university teaching Food & Drink Writing. Based in London I travel widely, particularly across western Europe. I have chaired many conferences and meetings, spoken at conferences and events and often appear on radio and TV talking most about food, the business of food and being an entrepreneur. In 2017 I won an episode of the ITV (the UK-based national television channel) cooking competition show, 'Gordon Ramsay's Culinary Genius'. I took my children on holiday to Sicily with the prize money. As an experienced farmers' market manager and operator of a small marmalade/ preserves company, I am very familiar with the issues surrounding local food, farming, enterprise and the environment.