First off we would like to wish all our customers a Happy New Year and a big thank you for your custom throughout 2019. We are truly grateful and consider it an absolute privilege to supply fresh produce and foodservice products to every one of you. January can be the ideal month to add a bit of freshness and zing into your menu planning with some iconic delights heading down the seasonal highway.
With most of the Christmas menus up and running already we will keep this month's market report short and sweet.
With Spanish Satsuma and Lemons already available it has given us a taste of what’s to come over the next month and we cannot wait for more! Spanish Orange is just around the corner along with Spanish Clems, this will guarantee us fantastic quality at a great price throughout November.
Lots of changes on the fruit over the next month, we have new season French Apples starting, Melon season changing from European to Southern Hemisphere and Citrus seasons moving the other way!
With autumn approaching fast it’s time to say goodbye to another tough summer for the fruit and veg world once again. With flash flooding in most parts of the UK and long spells of very high temperatures throughout Europe it’s safe to say it’s been a rough couple of months for our growers.
August always has a mixture of some wonderful late summer treats and as we see autumn starting to creak open the door ever so slightly, there will be an abundance of delightful late summer product with just a dash of pre-autumnal produce.
We are now in the eye of the storm in terms of Summertime (literally). Floods, cooler temperatures and just general dullness have had an adverse effect on many core produce lines throughout the last three or four weeks.
So let’s grab our spades and dig a bit deeper to find some of those ‘jewels of July’ in order to sprinkle your menus with some mid-summer love!
The first of the Spanish Melon season has arrived onto the market which also means the end of the Southern Hemisphere season. The Melon will start off small and prices will be a little high but as we progress through the season the melon size will increase and prices will fall.
European stone fruit season is underway and prices are dropping rapidly with availability increasing each week. These delicious fruits such as Peach, Nectarine and Apricot are always a popular choice throughout the summer. You also find Spanish Cherries starting to appear at your local depot.
Three Cheers for U.K. Produce…
Summer is starting to dance towards us faster so let’s celebrate all the wonderful U.K produce.
There is an absolute Aladdin’s cave of produce with the phrase ‘Bang in season’ written all over it. Let’s get those Seasonal Menus packed with the flavour of May!!
In April we will see the return of English Strawberries (hallelujah!) These tasty fruits will first arrive in small punnets as availability will be low and prices will start high, once the season really kicks in we will see prices drop and availability increase.
We are still a few months away from seeing the first European Melons arrive on our markets, until then we are sticking to the trusty Southern Hemisphere melons!