Seasonal British Produce


Seasonal produce in August is plentiful and delicious.  It’s the perfect time of year to discover great food and wine produced in the UK.

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What British Produce Is In Season In August?

Our philosophy when it comes to food is pretty simple: inspired globally, grown locally. And August is one of the best times of year to enjoy British seasonal produce.  Everything is so flavoursome and packed with goodness you can keep dishes really simple. Or you can have fun and experiment with new combinations. For added punch use fresh herbs, chilie, garlic.  And if you are feeling daring, try fruits in savoury dishes.

strawberry and tomato salad June seasonal British produce

Marasby Tip for August:

This is a great month to freeze some of your favourite summer soft fruits to get through the lean winter and spring months. Mark our words, if you are only eating British produce, you’ll be bored of apples by March!

What English Wines Go With August Seasonal Produce?

English Red Wine:

Pinot Noir from England can vary in style depending on the producer, vintage and region.  See our tasting notes from the 2020 vintage to find the style that’s right for you.  As we are in al fresco season this is a wonderful time to try the lighter Pinots slightly chilled. Or some of the richer reds that work well with BBQ flavours.

English White Wine:


Bacchus is considered by many to be England’s signature grape and is often compared in style to Sauvignon Blanc.  There’s a wide choice from very floral and aromatic to lean and crisp. It’s the most easily avaiable English white wine to buy and it’s a great partner for August seasonal produce.

  • Sweet corn fritters with chilie jam.
  • Grilled pork chop with peas and courgette.
Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc

There are an increasing number of producers making Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc.  On the whole these wines have a fresh, citrus taste and are a natural pairing for August seasonal British produce.  But there are some variations, particularly in English Pinot Blanc. Read tasting notes for 15 of the most exciting white Pinots available this season.

  • BBQ’d Sea Bass with garden herbs.
  • Grilled Halloumi salad. There are some great British “squeaky cheese” versions.

English and Welsh Chardonnay covers the whole spectrum from crisp and mineral to oaked and opulent.

  • Smoked trout with new potatoes with a crisp, light Chardonnay.
  • Creamy chicken with a barrel aged older vintage Chardonnay.

English Sparkling Wine:

  • 100 layer potatoes and fried chicken chicken with English Blanc de Blancs.
  • Spicy Vietnamese spring rolls with an English Sparkling Rosé.

English tapas August seasonal produce

English Rosé:

Read our blog 22 summer dishes to pair with English rosé for more inspiration.

Master Chef Quarter Finalist Thuy Vietnamese spring rolls and Raimes English Sparkling Wine


Seasonal British Vegetables

August seasonal British produce is a dream for vegetarians and vegans as there is so much choice. Here our great friend, Master Chef quarter finalist, Thuy has made Vietnamese spring rolls paired with a glass of Raimes English Sparkling Rosé. You can find out more about Raimes in Simon Huntington’s producer profile.

  • Aubergine
  • Beetroot
  • Broad Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Chillies
  • Cobnuts
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumber
  • Fennel
  • Lettuce
  • New Potatoes
  • Peas
  • Pepper
  • Runner Beans
  • Spinach
  • Spring Greens
  • Spring Onions
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Sweet Corn
  • Tomatoes


Seasonal British Fruit

August is a great month for fruit lovers. Here we’ve made strawberry milk ice. And it’s actually really rather nice with a dry or sparkling English rosé.

  • Apple (early season)
  • Apricots
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Damsons
  • Figs (from the garden)
  • Gooseberries
  • Plums
  • Rasberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
BBQd English Sea Bass and English Pinot Gris


Seasonal British Seafood

August is a great month for seasonal British seafood.  Where you live will determine what fish you can buy locally and sustainably.  This is a great month for Bass. Here we’ve BBQ’d a whole fish and paired it with English Pinot Gris made by a brilliant boutique winery just outside Oxford.  You can read more about Freedom of the Press in Simon’s produce profiles. In addition to fish there are plenty of crustaceans in our shores at this time of year. We urge you to reclaim the Prawn Cocktail.

  • Bass
  • Cornish crab
  • Cockles
  • Dover sole
  • Halibut
  • Lobster
  • Mackerel
  • Mullet
  • Plaice
  • Prawns
  • Salmon
  • Shrimp
  • Skate
  • Wild Sea Trout


Seasonal British Meat

Excellent quality British chicken, beef and pork are easily found in supermarkets all year round.  There’s a trend for venison as it’s lean, packed with goodness and extremely versatile. It’s a great summer option if you like wild meat and can’t wait until Autumn for game season.  We made venison burgers served on a slice of sourdough.

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Rabbit
  • Venison
  • Wood pigeon
August seasonal British produce burgers open sandwich