April brings an abundance of life and colour to the UK, both in the fields of fresh produce and the flourishing natural world. In this post, we'll delve into the fruits and vegetables that are in season during April, as well as the captivating natural events that occur at this time of year.
April is a month of renewal in the British countryside, with trees bursting into leaf, blossoms adorning the hedgerows, and the days growing warmer and brighter.
The arrival of spring lambs and the buzzing of bees as they pollinate fruit trees and flowers are quintessential sights and sounds of April.
In the world of produce, British asparagus makes its much-anticipated appearance, offering a delicate and delicious taste that's best enjoyed fresh. Radishes, lettuce, and watercress also come into season, providing vibrant, crunchy additions to your salads and sandwiches.
As you relish the splendour of April, take the time to observe the natural world in all its glory. Woodlands come alive with the carpet of bluebells, and the dawn chorus of birdsong reaches its crescendo as our feathered friends establish their territories and attract mates.
What's in season?:
Asparagus, cabbages, cauliflower, lettuce, purple sprouting broccoli, radishes, spring greens, spring onions, watercress, peas, new potatoes
Remember to bring your organic cotton fruit and vegetable bags when shopping for these seasonal delights, and help preserve the beautiful British countryside for future generations to enjoy and reduce plastic waste.