Summer is officially here – yippee! It’s one of our favourite times of year. You’re outside more, you’re feelin’ good, and there’s more excuse to eat ice cream. But as much as we love ice cream, we’re here to tell you about ALL the delicious seasonal foods for July because there’s many benefits of seasonal eating for you and the planet…

Don’t know about you but when we think of Summer, we think: family barbeques, picnics, light lunches and refreshing drinks. Whether you’re pescatarian, vegetarian or vegan, July offers a fab range of seasonal foods for making your summer shine with flavour. This month brings into season juicy cherries, hedgerows of berries, fragrant salad herbs, and lots of light vegetables like aubergines and courgettes. But that’s not all. Here’s a list of all the main fruits, vegetables and herbs now in season…

seasonal eating by month


  • Apricot
  • Banana
  • Blackcurrants
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Gooseberries
  • Kiwi
  • Watermelon
  • Nectarine
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Redcurrants
  • Strawberries


  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine
  • Beetroot
  • Cavolo Nero
  • Cucumber
  • Cabbage
  • Courgette
  • Courgette Flower
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Globe Artichoke
  • Mangetout
  • New Potatoes
  • Pak Choi
  • Radish
  • Runner Beans
  • Spinach
  • Salad leaves – Lettuce, Lambs Lettuce, Spinach, Wild Nettles
  • Summer Squash
  • Tomatoes


  • Basil
  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Oregano
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sorrel
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Now knowing all the seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs for July, what do you plan on cooking? We can think of a few things, like this Simple Summer Salad; Moroccan Spiced Rice; or tooty fruity ice lollies. Perhaps you can throw a summer party and make some summer cocktails with all the berries? Or maybe a cherry pie? Let us know what you get up to by tagging us on social media. If you found this article useful, don’t forget to share it with your friends. 



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