Market Report 3rd Feb ‘17 – 17th Feb ‘17

Hello and welcome to the latest market report.

Plenty to tell you about this week.

Vegetables
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Unfortunately, the situation in Europe has improved little since our last report and the effects of adverse weather conditions are still being felt.

Heavy snow in Italy and the flooding in Spain means Courgette supply is hit and miss at best, Aubergines and Peppers are extremely expensive and Roquette, Iceberg, Pousse and the majority of baby leaf items are in very short supply. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your continued patience.

Best Buys
Kale, UK Leeks, Banana Shallots, Mixed Chantenay Carrots

Salads
All French salad items including Lollo Rosso, Oakleaf, Biondi and Frisse are up in price due to short supply.
UK Rainbow Chard and Calvolo Nero have now finished and we’ve moved to an Italian new crop but it is very expensive.

Best Buys
Chinese Leaf Lettuce & Watercress

Fruits
Peaches and Nectarines are poor quality at the moment and we’d recommend avoiding them for the time being. A Chilean new crop is on the way though and should be with us soon.
The Spanish Apricot season has now finished but it’s not all bad news as Blood Oranges are in full swing and great quality and value at the moment. Similarly, Egyptian Oranges are plentiful and taste delicious.
We still have UK Apples; choose from Russets, Braeburn, Royal Gala and Cox.
All European grown Plums are coming to an end and our stock will be South African grown before long.

Please be aware that while your invoice will continue to say Clementines you will be receiving Nadorcotts. They are slightly more expensive but the quality is far better.
Finally, Lychees are great value for money at the moment but the cost of Melons, which are now from Costa Rica, has risen due to the Brazilian season coming to an end.

Best Buys
Blueberries, Figs, Lychees, UK Rhubarb & Sharon Fruit
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

Artichokes
Banana Shallots Brussels Sprouts Button Onions
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Chantenay Carrots Chippers Choice Potatoes 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
Red Kale
Red Onions
Red Potatoes
Savoy Cabbage Shallots
Spanish Onions
Spring Greens
Swede
Turnip

Bean Sprouts Beetroot Bok Choy Red Cabbage Round Lettuce Salad Cress Watercress White Cabbage

Braeburn Apples Comice Pears Conference Pears Cooking Apples Rhubarb Russet 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.