Market Report 10th Apr ‘17 – 24th Apr ‘17

Hello and welcome to the latest market report. Apologies for the delay between this edition and the last but the extended break does mean that we have plenty to tell you about this week.

Vegetables
Broccoli is in short supply and is currently very expensive. This is a hangover from the terrible weather Spain suffered a few months ago which made planting difficult. We would recommend avoiding it if you can. Why not try Tender Stem or Purple Broccoli as an alternative.

UK Asparagus on the other hand is plentiful and looking great. UK Heritage Tomatoes are also in season and good value for money at the moment.
Jersey Ware and New Potatoes are here but expensive for the time being as their season has just begun.

UK Brussels Sprouts are coming to an end and sadly Fresh Chestnuts have completely finished. However, the first UK Spring Onions are arriving and should be in stock within the week.

Bok Choy is in full swing. Supply is plentiful and the price has recently come down and we still have plenty of Mixed Wild Mushrooms to choose from including Girolle, Trompette and Chanterelle.

Best Buys
UK Asparagus, Purple Broccoli, Banana Shallots, Mixed Chantenay Carrots & Mixed Wild Mushrooms

Salads
Please be aware that all packs of herbs are now 100g up from 50g. Loose bunches are still available. All French Lettuces are plentiful and both great quality and value.
Due to heavy rainfall in Peru, coupled with high worldwide demand, Avocados are in short supply and the price is rising as a result. Watermelon Radish is readily available as are both Micro Mint and Micro Chocolate Mint Cress.

Best Buys
Baby Gem Lettuce, UK Watercress & UK Heritage Tomatoes

Fruits
Limes are currently between seasons and the quality is suffering as a result.
UK Cox Apples have now finished and our stock will be from New Zealand by next week.
Finally, Blush Pears are back in season and taste great.

Best Buys
Blueberries, Raspberries & UK Rhubarb

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

Asparagus
Brussels Sprouts Carrots
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Curly Kale
Donkey Carrots
Extra Small Mid Potatoes Jacket Potatoes 40, 50, 60 & 80 King Edwards Potatoes Leeks
Lovers Potatoes
Main Crop Potatoes
Mid Potatoes
Parsnips
Primo Cabbage
Purple Broccoli
Red Kale
Red Onions
Red Potatoes
Savoy Cabbage Shallots
Spanish Onions
Spring Greens
Swede
Turnip

Bean Sprouts Beetroot
Bok Choy
Mixed Heritage Carrots Red Cabbage

Round Lettuce Salad Cress Spring Onions Watercress White Cabbage

Cooking Apples Rhubarb Strawberries

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.