Market Report 17th Oct ‘18 – 31st Oct ‘18

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.

Vegetables

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

Salads

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

Fruits

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
Vegetables Salads Fruit
 

Runner Beans

Brussels Sprouts

Broccoli

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celeriac

Loose Corn on the Cob

Primo Cabbage

Savoy Cabbage

Leeks

Spanish Onions

Button Onions

Red Onions

Spring Green Cabbage

Shallots (Banana and Round)

Parsnips

Swede

Turnip

Pre-Packed Spinach

Pumpkins

Curly Kale & Red Kale

Main Crop Potatoes

King Edward Potatoes

Chippers Choice Potatoes

Red Potatoes

Jackets 40, 50, 60 & 80

New Potatoes

Lovers Potatoes

Mixed Squashes

Hispi Cabbage

 

 

Iceberg Lettuce

Round Lettuce

Cos Lettuce

Oakleaf Lettuce

Lollo Rosso Lettuce

Bok Choi

Radicchio

Baby Gem Lettuce

Chinese Leaf

Cucumber

Beetroot

Beansprouts

White Cabbage

Red Cabbage

Salad Cress

Watercress

Pousse Epinard

Radish

Spring Onions

Roquette

Red Chard

Mizuna

Mixed Leaf Salad

Cherry Vine Tomatoes

 

 

Russet Apples

Cox Apples

Royal Gala Apples

Cooking 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.