And eat boringly.
National Farmers\’ Union horticulture adviser for field vegetables and potatoes, Laura Drew, said: "The UK courgette growing season runs approximately from June through to the beginning of September. For the rest of the year, the UK relies on 100 per cent imported supplies of courgettes, which come predominantly from Spain and southern France.
Eating courgettes only seasonably might not be the most painful of sacrifices to Gaia, but when you look at what can in fact be dug up out of the fields now, late January, in the UK you\’ll find relying solely upon local foods that you\’ll be eating a hell of a lot of turnips.
The fact that we do in fact have a varied diet is a result of the fact that we do not eat locally.