Scotland’s Seasonal Food Diary: a guide to what’s in season, and when

Find out the best times of year to buy in quality, fresh local produce.

However useful preserved foods or foods from elsewhere may be for supplementing our diet, nothing can beat fresh local produce for flavour, nutrition and quality. Much vitamin and mineral content in food is lost in transit and additives and processes are used to extend storage time.

By taking advantage of our superb local larder as each 'product' comes into its natural season, businesses in Scotland can delight their guests with menus based on the freshest and tastiest of quality ingredients.

This factsheet will let you know when the best time is to buy in quality, fresh local produce.