There are so many benefits of seasonal eating. Eating local seasonal produce is not only better for you, but the environment too. As we come to the end of Spring and enter the beginning of Summer, May is when seasonal produce starts getting colourful; and you know what they say… a colourful plate is a healthy one. So with that in mind, start experimenting with seasonal recipes and why not take this opportunity to try something new? Rhubarb and Asparagus are well known for being at their best this month, but we’ve listed other fruit, vegetables and herbs in season during May in the UK.


  • Apricot
  • Nectarine


  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Chicory
  • Cucumber
  • Lamb’s Lettuce
  • New Potatoes
  • Radish
  • Rhubarb
  • Samphire
  • Spinach
  • Spring greens


  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Mint
  • Sorrel

Now knowing all the seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs for May, what do you plan on cooking? We can think of a few things, like this Simple Summer Salad with lots of leafy greens, radish, cucumber and red cabbage. Or perhaps a sweet Rhubarb crumble?

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  1. Hi, so glad to know you and share on instagram. I am in Vancouver. I have a website and Youtube, etc. Just glad to have the info share. I will definitely takes some cues off of you and site you as create my work if I see anything on your page. Trying to spread more info in Vancouver, BC and around the world. Looking at seasonal eating and local growers and farmer’s makets. Blessings.

    • Thank you Selina. It’s great to hear you’re on a similar quest to share more foodie knowledge and encourage healthier living. All the best!


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