Some pretty fine weather has worked wonders with the early asparagus crop. There's Jersey Royals, Cornish Earlies and some damn fine tomatoes. Broccoli in crisis, those New Year Spanish floods cast a long shadow.
After a very difficult couple of months it really does feel like the worst is behind us and there’s a lot to look forward to. The first early spring produce is arriving and supplies from growers in Southern Europe are much improved.
Citrus superstars abound this month and the veg crisis isn’t quite as bad as it was. We say Hurrah for parsley root and sweet potatoes and are cheered by the odd glimmer of spring.
Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb and Blood Oranges are this month’s key ingredients but dreadful news from Spain may make you rethink your January menus.
Christmas menus were written ages ago so this month we look at what you should be using in the new year. What are the ingredients that’ll make your January menus sparkle and save you money?
The falling pound is bound to impact on the prices of the imported produce that we rely on through the winter. BUT even in November there’s still plenty of home-grown fruit and veg that can play a major part in your menus. It’s a terrific time for brassicas, particularly the lovely Kalette.
Halloween’s coming and pumpkins are here, along with a very decent range of British squashes. Things are a bit gloomy on the fig front but there’s cheering citrus news from Spain. French and British apples are absolutely tip top and don’t miss out on the Osteen mango.
September is the first truly autumnal month produce wise. British plums and cobnuts, Turkish figs, home-grown squashes and apples and a goodly selection of new season roots. The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness for sure, that Keats knew a thing or two.
August is a month of terrific late summer produce and there’s a hint of early autumn with the arrival of the first British plums and squashes.
British Asparagus may be over but July is the month when there is a plethora of produce to grace your menus both from the UK and beyond. Local and global, we’re spoilt for choice.