Market Report 16th Feb ‘18 – 28th Feb ‘18

hope you’re prepared for our late February update as we have lots to tell you!

Vegetables
Unfortunately, fresh Girolles have now finished but we can still supply them frozen and dried. Chanterelle are also still available fresh as are Pied de Mouton, Trompette, & Cepes. Morels are coming in good quality but are still expensive.

Q: Why did the Fungi leave the party?
A: There wasn’t mushroom!

In better news, Wild Garlic is now available and great quality (although in short supply) and Italian Black Mouli is now in season and can be enjoyed roasted or in a salad.
Best Buys: Asparagus, Curly Kale, Leeks, Banana Shallots.

Salads
Despite initial bad weather in Southern Europe affecting crops we’ve now got lots of lovely Italian salad items including San Marzano Tomatoes, Punterelle, Rapini & Treviso.
Chervil Root and Parsley Root are still available as is Watermelon Radish (and good value to boot).

Best Buys: Baby Gem Lettuce, Watercress, Cherry Vine Tomatoes

Fruits
The Brazilian season for Watermelons has come to an end and will be shortly be replaced by a Costa Rican new season. Be advised, the crop yield has not been great so this melon is still in short supply and expensive.

Italian Pears have finished but we now have new season South African available.
In other news, due to a drought in South Africa, Plums will remain in short supply and what we hold in stock is currently expensive; hold off buying if you can. Egyptian Oranges are still going strong and are good value; White Grapes are now being sourced from Indian new crop and taste “perfectly raisinable”.

UK Rhubarb is now in season and we’re sourcing our crop from York – this is particularly good quality at the moment. More delicious fruit news to follow soon!

Best Buys: Blueberries, Clementines, Figs, Lychees, Strawberries

We would like to remind everyone that we also supply an extensive range of dried goods and dairy products.

UK Produce Currently Available

Vegetables

Salads

Fruit

Brussels Sprouts Carrots
Donkey Carrots Cauliflower
Chippers Choice Potatoes Donkey Carrots
Jacket Potatoes 40, 50, 60 & 80 King Edwards Potatoes Leeks
Lovers Potatoes
Main Crop Potatoes Parsnips
Primo Cabbage
Savoy Cabbage Shallots (Banana & Round) Red and White Onions
Red Potatoes
Spring Green Cabbage Swede
Turnip

Bean Sprouts Bok Choy Curly Kale Mustard Cress Red Cabbage Round Lettuce White Cabbage

Cooking Apples Cox Apples Royal Gala Apples Braeburn Apples Rhubarb

Please Note: Although these UK products are available we may well be stocking produce from other countries due to quality or price issues. If you require UK grown items please specify when placing your order.