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At last….. Nearly back to normality, the weather nationallyand globally is back on an even keel which means only good things for me andyou. Things that need to need to make your plate because they are bang inseason include, wild garlic, blood oranges, purple sprouting broccoli andrhubarb. The negatives at the moment are watermelons and pineapples are short.Peaches and nectarines are tasteless and beef tomatoes are expensive at theminute.


Potatoes are all here, your personal favourite isprobably available, including italiannew potatoes andvery expensive cyprus. traditional carrots, chatenay carrots (traditional and mix colour). parsnips(baby and traditional), swedes, turnips, leeks, celeriac, parsleyroot and chervil root. Beetroots (red, candy, golden and all the babyvarieties). asparagus, kholarabi, artichokes (Jerusalem, cluster and globe) pumpkins (ironbar and traditional) squash (mixed and butternut) fennel, horseradish, garlic (traditional, black, smoked, peeled,paste and string) ginger, galangal, onions (spainish, english, red, grellots,roscoff) shallots (banana and round) chillies (all varieties) lemongrass, mangetout, sugarsnaps, beans (French, flat and bobby) romero, peppers, salsify, sweetpotatoes, baby veg (red peppers, aubergine, courgettes,fennel, leeks, turnips) asparagus, babypotatoes (charlotte,pink fier, truffle, ratte) jacket potatoes(40's, 50's, 60's) samphire, pre cooked corn on cob, rappa and fresh peas and italian broad beans


sprouts, hispi and leafy spring greens, tundra, savoy, cabbage (red and white) cauliflower, romanesco, tenderstem, curly kale (red, green) pac choi, spinach (large leaf) chard (swiss, rainbow) and purplesprouting broccoli.


all availaible; button, cup, flat, shitake, portabello, smeji, king oyster, enoki, chestnut, mixed wild, chantrelle and girolles


apples- braeburn, royalgala, red/ golden delicious, russets, cox's, grannysmith, pink lady.

citrus- oranges (48's, 60's, 80's, 90's) lemons (small and large) limes, nardicots, grapefruits, kumquats, bloodoranges...

stonefruit- plums

Melons- galia, cantalope, honeydew, piedde sapo and watermelon

cooking- bramleys, quinces and rhubarb... softfruit- strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and redcurrants

the rest- banana, papaya, mango, physalis, pomegrante, dates, figs, khaki, sharonfruit, kiwi, passionfruit, dragonfruit and starfruit, seedless grapes, avocados, prunes, dried apricots, pineapples and pears (conference, williams, red blush and comice).


Tomatoes (all colours andvarieties) cucumbers, celery, asparagus,beetroot shoots, chicory (redand white) iceberg which is back in budget, cos,little gem, chinese leaves, round lettuce,lollo rosso, oakleaf, lollo blonde,curly endive, escarole, raddichio, traviso, punterella, mizuna, rocket, lambs,red chard, mustard leaf, mixed baby leaf, pousse, batavia, watercress, mustardcress, radish (packet,bunched, french breakfast) cooked beetroot, all the cress's, micros salads, flowers and herbs.

for any specials or deals please contact steve on 07808350111 and he can run through any bargains picked up from new covent garden or western international that day. thank you for taking the time to read through this months market report.

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