Eat seasonally including the seasons of foods from other countries. Eating seasonal, locally sourced food doesn’t have to travel so far, hopefully doesn’t come in plastic packaging and usually uses less water or pesticides to grow.
You’ll find a useful printable chart of the UK fruit and vegetable season at www.countrysideonline.co.uk
Unfortunately we’ve recently lost our local horticulture farm and farm shop in Seaford leaving us with very limited easy access to fresh, local produce other than from the supermarkets. Near to Lewes, you will find small farms such as Barcombe Nurseries, and Ashurst Organics supplying their fruit and veg locally with more small farms starting up. Let’s hope we get another farm in Seaford soon!
We do have some veg access locally. Seaford is a unique town with many independent shops. You will find a veg shop just hidden round the corner on High Street.
The community garden based in The Crouch Gardens is open on a Wednesday and Saturday morning (during the summer) (10am – 12) to buy seasonal fruit and vegetables.
Look closely at the flowerbeds by Morrisons and you’ll see seasonal berries, rhubarb, herbs and the odd bit of veg to help yourself to when you pass by. ( Join us on the second Sunday of the month- find out more.)
A cycle ride away, you’ll find a fruit and vegetable stall in Newhaven precinct on a Thursday and Saturday morning.
Local Vegetable Box Schemes
Barcombe Nurseries, nr Lewes
Hankham Organic, Pevensey
Fanfield Farm, Polegate
If you know of others, please get in touch.
There are more exciting community garden projects starting up in Seaford. Visit our community gardening page to find out more or join in.