The almost monsoon-like conditions in April are already threatening this year's native food. The asparagus crop has been decimated, leading to the cancellation of the British Asparagus Festival on the May bank holiday weekend. But here's what else should (hopefully) be available for our delectation.
Jersey royals continue to make their way over, nestling next to fresh maincrops. It’s time too to celebrate watercress, with the annual festival in Alresford in Hampshire taking place on the 22nd. If you're on the salads, don't forget radishes, spinach and spring onions. And if you fancy foraging, stock up on samphire and keep an eye out for wild mushrooms.
Spring lamb should be on the shelves this month.
Wimbledon may still be a month away but there are plenty of British strawberries on sale. And it's also time to start gorging on gooseberries.