What's in season:June

What's in season:June

June is Wimbledon and garden parties and, of course, strawberries and cream. Juicy, sweet and aromatic, these fruits make the perfect easy summer dessert - Eton mess. All you need to do to make this classic favourite is fold pureed strawberries into whipped cream with broken meringue pieces. Top with a few strawberry halves and a sprig of mint and serve.

If you’re feeling energetic pick your own, from somewhere like Durleighmarsh Farm. Or even buy them ready jammed and serve on scones for a teatime treat – try the likes of Hampshire Jam & Chutney Company, MoMo’s Homemade Artisan Preserves or The Real Jam & Chutney Company for summer in a jar.

Fish and seafood:  cod, coley, crab, haddock, halibut, herring, langoustine, plaice, pollack, prawns, salmon, sardines, scallops (queen), sea bream, sea trout, shrimp, squid, whelks, whitebait

Fruit and nuts: bilberries, blueberries, cherries, gooseberries, greengages, strawberries

Herbs: basil, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, elderflowers, oregano, mint, nasturtium, parsley, rosemary, sage, sorrel, tarragon, thyme

Meat, poultry and game: lamb, wood pigeon

Vegetables: artichoke, asparagus, aubergine, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, chillies, courgettes, fennel, French beans, garlic, kohlrabi, lettuce and salad leaves, mange tout, new potatoes, onions, pak choi, peas, radishes, rocket, runner beans, samphire, spinach, spring onions, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, wild nettles

To find out where you can find fresh, local, seasonal produce, use the search function on the homepage of our website www.hampshirefare.co.uk