Spring is in the air! What wonderful veg is now in season?

Top spring veg to fill your [Trove!] shopping baskets with.

Spring is in the air! Daffodil shoots are emerging and the sun has been shining, oh how lovely it feels! For this week’s blog we highlight vegetables that are grown at this time of year. At Trove we encourage everyone to try and eat seasonally. Why not try a regular veg box which will give you the best of the season including some of these wonderful veg:

  • Asparagus
  • Artichoke
  • Beetroot
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Chicory
  • Cucumber
  • Curly Kale
  • Leeks
  • Parsnip
  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Savoy Cabbage
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Spring Greens
  • Spring Onions
  • Watercress

See our top reasons for eating seasonally below.

Asparagus Seasonal Vegetables

Photo by Marcus Chis

Why make the effort to eat seasonable produce when you can get any veg all year around? So much joy can be found by consuming the best fresh food available, and one of the simplest ways to do this is to eat food that is in season. Here are just 5 great reasons why:

 

1. Food is cheaper

It is cheaper to buy food in season because you don’t have to add in all the additional costs of growing out of season and long-haul transportation. Who doesn’t love an easy saving?!

 

2. Fresher, more nutritious and our veg are really clever!

Seasonable food is usually fresher as it has a shorter time between harvesting and being on your plate. Seasonable foods are clever too because they provide the nutrients and minerals that our bodies need at different times of year. Grade A marks for seasonable produce!

3. Food has travelled less miles and consumes less energy

Less energy is needed to grow and transport food due to the localised nature of the growing season.

 

4. Increased diversity

By eating seasonally, you can very quickly create diversity in your diet with very little extra effort. We know diversity of our food is important for our overall health. A simple but effective hack.

 

5. Support your local economy

This is an easy one, and naturally close to Trove’s heart! It’s far better for your local community to buy food that is grown near to home than having flown thousands of miles. Food is a necessity spend so direct your spending within your local community rather than to an HQ many miles away!