Fresh produce market report
Here is our list of what we think is best to buy this month!
POTATOES are nearing the end of their season at the moment pipers, marfona, estima, reds, king Edwards. MIDS here to enjoy include Majorcan, Israeli, Cyprus and soon to be affordable jersey royals. All the sizes of jackets are about but very expensive. English main crop CARROT are about with baby purple, white, orange, traditional purple and heritage. Other produce that are around at the moment include; ONIONS, (English, European, white, red, roscoff, shallots, grelots) BEETROOTS, red, golden and candy. CAULIS. COURGETTES (yellow & green) CELERIAC, LEEK, TURNIPS, PARSNIPS, SWEDE, BUTTERNUT, MIXED SQUASH & PUMPKINS, JERUSALEM but BABY and GLOBE ARTICHOKES, ASPARAGUS English is here, just need the weather (green and white), BABY CORN, CHILLIES, GINGER, GALANGAEL, MOOLI, BANANA LEAVES, LEMON GRASS, CORN ON COB, FENNEL, GARLIC (smoked, dried, peeled and string). HORSERADISH, KENYA BEANS (runner and bobby) MANGE-TOUT, SUGAR SNAPS, SWEET POTATO, SALSIFY, KHOLARABI, PATTY PANS, CELERIAC, AUBERGINES LARGE AND BABY, and all the BABY VEG (fennel, leek, turnips, courgette, carrots: chantenay, heritage and traditional.
CURLY KALE green and red, CHARD swiss and rainbow, TUNDRA, SPRING GREEN, SAVOY , HISPI is beautiful, CABBAGE red and white. SPINACH baby and large leaf, SPRING GREENS TENDER STEM, BROCCOLI, CALVANERO, BOC CHOY, CAULI, ROMANESCO, CAPE BROCCOLI, and PURPLE SPROUTING which is now in season.
ALL GOOD: BUTTON, CUP, FLATS, CHESTNUT, SHITAKE, ONOKI, SMIJI, MIXED WILD, PIED BLUE, OYSTER, GIROLLE, MORREL, ST GEORGE, MOUSERON and PIED DE MOUTON FRUIT
: CITRUS– BLOOD ORANGES are near the end of their season, SATSUMAS, ORANGES, LEMONS are expensive LIMES, GRAPEFRUITS and KUMQUATS APPLES– PINK LADYS, COX, RUSSETS, BRAEBURN, ROYAL GALA, GRANNY SMITH, RED and GOLDEN DELICIOUS. PEARS– CONFEREENCE, WILLIAMS, FORREL , ASIAN, AVACADO COOKING– BRAMLEYS, QUINCES. MELONS– GALIA, CANTALOUPE, WATER, HONEYDEW. BERRIES– STRAWS, RASP, BLACKBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, REDCURRANTs and ALPINES OTHER– BANANAS, PINES, PHYSALIS, PAPAYA, PLUMS, POMMIES, PRUNES, DATES, FRESH FIGS, MANGOS, PASSION, DRAGON, SEEDLESS GRAPES, STARFRUIT PEACHES, NECTARINES, APRICOTS AND DATES
CUCUMBERS, PEPPER’S all colours, SPRING ONIONS, RADISH (packet, bunch and French breakfast). MICRO SALADS, SHOOTS and CRESS’, SECRETTS SALADS, MIXED BABY LEAF, WATERCRESS, LAMBS, ROSSO, OAKLEAF, CURLY ENDIVE, BLONDE, CHICORY (red and white) LITTLE GEMS, COS, ICEBERG, CHINESE LEAF, ROUND LETTUCE, RADICCHIO, ROCKET, WHEATGRASS, RUBY, MIZUNA, MUSTARD FRILL, BULLS BLOOD, RED MIZUNA, POUSSE, BATAVIA, BARBOROSA, TRADITIONAL TOMATOES, HERITAGE AND BABY HERITAGE, BEEF, PLUM AND BABY PLUM, RED, YELLOW, CHERRY ON VINE RED AND ORANGE. NOT FORGETTING THE HERBS
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