We can’t believe it’s August already – hasn’t the summer flown by? August always seems to be a busy month. People tend to pack lots into their schedules before the summer comes to an end; and the weather begins to change once more. Some say August is like the Sunday of Summer.

As always there is lots of lovely foods in season this month. August brings us heat-loving aubergines, hedgerows of berries and lots of juicy fruits like peaches and apricots. But that’s not all. Here’s a list of all the main fruits, vegetables and herbs in season in the U.K…

seasonal eating by month


  • Apricot
  • Blackcurrants
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Gooseberries
  • Greengages
  • Loganberries
  • Melons
  • Watermelon
  • Nectarine
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Redcurrants
  • Strawberries


  • Artichoke
  • Aubergine
  • Beetroot
  • Broad Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Chilli
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumber
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Kohlrabi
  • Mangetout
  • New Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Pak Choi
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Radish
  • Runner Beans
  • Salad leaves – Lettuce
  • Spring onions
  • Sweetcorn
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips


  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Oregano
  • Mint
  • Parsley (curly and flat-leafed)
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sorrel
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

Now knowing all the seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs for August, what do you plan on cooking? We can think of a few things like stuffed aubergines or peachy popsicles. Perhaps you can get all your friends together before the summer comes to an end and make some berry yummy cocktails? 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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