What’s in season over the summer?

The wheat and barley are turning golden, pastures and hay meadows are bright with wild flowers, so both arable and livestock farmers – and also the bees are enjoying the good weather so far this year. And our seasonal foods will reflect the weather – and taste good.

Get a real taste of your surrounding countryside and coast when you buy local honey, milk, cheeses, fish and really free range eggs. 

We have some skilled and committed farmers offering us some of the best fresh meat at Farmers’ Markets in NE England. Meat from field beef, hill lamb and free range poultry and pigs taste better when they eat grass and a range of wild herbs.

Buying direct from producers at Farmers Markets means you can ask what their animals are fed on to help you make your choices.

Locally grown vegetables and soft fruits are now coming into season.

In August there will be sweet, tender hill lamb – delicious with new potatoes and mint – and by September grouse, pheasant and other tasty game will be in season.