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What's in season: May

If you can, enjoy the best produce this month.


Summer is finally here - sort of - which means that the weather is finally getting a little warmer.

Even though we're all stuck inside as lockdown continues, May has arrived as if things are actually normal outside. And in the world of fruit and vegetables, everything is normal, which means that there is great produce available all around us, even if we can't get to it in the ways we're used to. Here's what's in season right now in Ireland.

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What's in season:

  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine
  • Basil
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Mint
  • Mushrooms
  • Pak choi
  • Parsley
  • Peppers
  • Radish
  • Rhubarb
  • Sage
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Thyme
  • Tomatoes

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Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

What's coming into season:

  • Beetroot
  • Broad beans
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • French beans
  • Green broccoli
  • Onions
  • New potatoes
  • Shallots
  • Strawberries
  • Turnips

What to forage:

  • Beach mustard
  • Cow parsley
  • Rock samphire
  • Sea beet
  • Three-cornered leeks
  • Wild onions (ramps)
  • Woodland sorrel

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Every year the blink-and-you'll-miss-it season for ramps springs upon us with their slender, glossy green leaves. Couldn't resist picking some up! Have you ever cooked with ramps? What is your favorite way to use them? Fun fact: Ramps are also called allium tricoccum, which sounds like a Harry Potter spell ✌️ #TeamMcGonagall • • • • • #add1tbsp #feedfeed #vscocook #ramps #mycommontable #eatfamous #rampseason #tastespotting #infatuation #f52gram #buzzfeedtasty #foodgawker #onmytable #bestofphilly #igers_philly #eeeeeats #beautifulcuisines #thekitchn #foodandwine #eattheworld #marthafood #spoonfeed #foodfluffer #foodstylist #fromscratch #eatpretty #foodiegram #flatlayforever

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Seasonal recipes this month:

How to get your hands on seasonal produce:

We know that things are tough right now. Heading out to supermarkets and local stores can be a stressful experience, between queuing and trying to keep yourself safe, plus we've seen a lot of stores running low on certain items. However, as life slowly starts to return to normal, in accordance with government restrictions, we believe that the shopping experience will become slightly better too. 

If you're unable to find the produce you need in your local store, we recommend purchasing directly from suppliers or signing up for a vegetable delivery box. Keep reading for some of the services we recommend:

  • Ballymakenny Farm for heritage potatoes 
  • The Fruit People for fruit and vegetable deliveries, along with snacks and other shelf-stable goods
  • High-quality fruit and veg boxes from Hussey's Farm - you can also add a range of dairy, meat and more to your order 
  • Sprout & Co for organic vegetable boxes from their farm, plus you can add on bread, Irish yoghurt and more ingredients for an extra cost

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