August

food

Country

Netherlands

Netherlands, Spain

Netherlands

Netherlands, Germany

Netherlands

New Zealand

Netherlands

Netherlands, France

Spain, United States

Netherlands, Germany

Belgium, Netherlands

Netherlands

Netherlands

France, Spain, Portugal

Netherlands

Netherlands

France, Netherlands

Germany, Belgium, Netherlands

Netherlands

Netherlands

Netherlands

Want to cook seasonal food, but out of ideas?

Click on the food name! It will direct you to some tips and recipes for the food of your choice.

Seasonal fruits and vegetables are less harmful to the environment than varieties imported from countries outside Europe, transported by plane, or grown in a heated greenhouse.

Vegetables you choose are most sustainable if they come from the Netherlands (same country that you buy them in) from the field or from a greenhouse that does not need much heating. Buying vegetables from Europe is often a sustainable choice as well, because it decreases the chance that the product comes from a heated greenhouse.

The packaging or the store should provide you with information about where the product is from.

In August there is a huge variety of fruits and  vegetables. Summer vegetables are at their peak flavor, including corn, leek and cauliflower. Cherries and strawberries are still collected, but much more can be available depending on your local farmers.