Seasonal produce in August

seasonal veggies august - There’s nothing better than buying the first (regional) strawberries in May/June or to make the first pumpkin soup in fall. Same with asparagus, rhubarb, raspberries, blueberries, watermelons, peaches, kale, chard, …

I didn’t care about those things in the past, but today I find it really exciting to wait for the season and not having blueberries in my Christmas dessert. Even if I really love blueberries!

There are lots of good reasons for the seasonal cuisine:

  • Taste (watery tomatoes from abroad in winter are simply not comparable to the plump, sweet, deep red tomatoes in august / september that have matured slowly in the fresh air and in the summer sun)
  • Variety and health (first, it is not boring to alternate every few weeks, and second, the variety provides you sufficiently with the various health-promoting phytochemicals that strengthen our immune system)
  • Price (seasonal vegetables and fruits are cheaper because large amounts come to market within a short time)
  • Environmental protection (transport distances are shorter and pollution, e.g. by nitrate-containing fertilizers is lower)
  • Support of regional farmers :-)

That’s why from now on, I will give you an overview of the current seasonal fruits and vegetables at the beginning of each month.

Today, I start with the super rich august (watch out, the list is really long this month :-)):


  • eggplant
  • cauliflower
  • beans (green beans and broad beans)
  • broccoli
  • butter beet
  • mushrooms
  • red oak leaf lettuce
  • iceberg lettuce
  • endive
  • peas
  • fennel
  • spring onions
  • cucumber
  • carrots
  • potatoes
  • kohlrabi
  • lettuce
  • pumpkin
  • leek
  • Lollo Rosso
  • corn
  • chard
  • pepper
  • purslane
  • radicchio
  • radishes
  • beetroot
  • red cabbage
  • arugula
  • celery
  • tomatoes
  • white cabbage
  • savoy
  • zucchini
  • mangetout
  • onions


  • apple
  • apricot
  • pear
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • currants
  • cherries
  • mirabelle
  • plums
  • gooseberries
  • watermelon
  • plums

Enjoy the seasonal feast!

Cheers, Steffi

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