Hello and welcome to the latest market report.
With Halloween just around the corner we have plenty of delicious Autumnal produce to tell you about.
Chantenay Carrots and Piccolo Parsnips are in full swing. The Dutch season for Tomatoes is coming to an end and we will soon be stocking a mixture of Moroccan and Spanish crops. Plum Vine Tomato is now back in stock.
With Halloween just a few weeks away we have UK grown Pumpkins are readily available and Mixed Squashes, in all shapes and sizes, are also in full swing.
Sadly, due to changing crops/seasons potatoes are still in relatively short supply and remain expensive as a result.
Best Buys: UK Cauliflowers, Curly Kale, Parsnips, UK Pumpkin, Extra Small New Potatoes & Mixed Wild Mushrooms
Most UK salad items, including Lollo Rosso, Lollo Bionde, Oakleaf and Frisse Lettuce are no longer available. Our stock is now French and while it’s slightly more expensive the quality is much improved.
Best Buys: Cos Lettuce, Baby Gem Lettuce & Celery
The season for Damsons, Apricots and Nectarines has come to an end. Peaches are also poor quality at the moment and we would recommend avoiding them if you can.
All European Melons have now finished and we are now working with a new season Brazilian stock which is great quality but slightly more expensive.
Sadly, fresh Cherries and Blackcurrants are no longer available.
UK Strawberries are coming to an end for this year and we are now working with a Dutch new season crop.
Both Toffee and Chocolate covered apples are readily available and always popular at this time of year. They are sold in boxes of twenty and you must buy the whole box but they are delicious!
Our Raspberries, Blueberries and Blackberries will soon be Dutch as the UK season comes to an end.
New season Spanish Satsumas are here and looking good.
UK Apples varieties currently available include Cox, Royal Gala, Russet and early season Windsor. We also expect to see Braeburn in about two weeks’ time. With most European seasons getting back to normal we hope to see a reduction in price soon.
Lastly, our Grapes will soon be from South American crops which will see increased quality but potentially increased price too due to the air freight costs involved.
Best Buys: UK Gala Apples, Blueberries, Strawberries & Toffee Apples
We would like to remind everyone that we also supply an extensive range of dried goods and dairy products.
|UK Produce Currently Available|
Loose Corn on the Cob
Spring Green Cabbage
Shallots (Banana and Round)
Curly Kale & Red Kale
Main Crop Potatoes
King Edward Potatoes
Chippers Choice Potatoes
Jackets 40, 50, 60 & 80
Lollo Rosso Lettuce
Baby Gem Lettuce
Mixed Leaf Salad
Cherry Vine Tomatoes
Royal Gala Apples
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.