The benefits of shopping and eating fruit that are in season.
It wasn’t too long ago that the only fruit available in the supermarkets were those that were grown locally and in season at that moment in time. With the rise of globalisation, you can now go to almost any store and pick up tropical fruits like mangos, avocados and melons at all times of the year.
Not only does shopping locally and seasonally benefit Ireland’s farmers and growers, it also benefits us! Have you ever had a fresh Wexford strawberry in June and another in December? The flavour of in-season fruit will always outperform those that are being forced to grow in climates that they are not used to.
Although our climate doesn’t allow us to grow some of your favourite fruits such as bananas, we are very lucky to be living in a country that does grow some exceptional produce, and we should embrace that! We are the first to admit that it isn’t always realistic or even possible to be eating locally and seasonally all the time, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try. With a name like The Fruit People, we feel a duty to share some of our expert knowledge on Irish fruit with you through this blog.
Check out this handy little guide below
This table shows what months our homegrown fruit is best available and also some other popular fruit that cannot be grown here:
|January||Apples||Banana, Clementine, Orange|
|February||Apples||Apples, Banana, Clementine, Orange|
|May||Strawberries, Apples||Banana, Apricot|
|June||Blackberries, Blackcurrants, Gooseberries,|
Raspberries, Strawberries, Apples
|July||Blackberries, Blueberries, Gooseberries, |
Loganberries, Raspberries, Strawberries,
|Banana, Apricot, Peach, Cherry|
|August||Blackberries, Apples, Blueberries, |
Gooseberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
|Banana, Apricot, Peach|
|September||Blackberries, Apples. Blueberries, |
|Banana, Apricot, Peach|
|October||Apples, Raspberries, Strawberries||Banana|
|November||Apples, Raspberries, Strawberries||Banana, Clementine|
As you can see, the majority of Ireland’s fruit comes into season in the summertime, but some fruit such as apples can be eaten all year once they have been stored correctly.
As Ireland’s #1 office fruit delivery service, we offer many of these fruits and will always consult the local suppliers at the markets to find our which fruits we should be stocking.
We’re so passionate about helping Irish offices become healthier, that we offer a free trial for your first delivery of office fruit – simply click here to enquire about a FREE Office Fruit Box.