Traditionally many festive menus are written well in advance with menu offerings slimmed down to reflect the time of year and help cater with the seasonal uptake. That said there are some delightful seasonal moments to be found if you look hard enough.
With the festive period just around the corner, November can be like the forgotten man! This is certainly not the case with a host of radiant brassicas on offer and a delightful array of Spanish citrus arriving as well as […]
This month it is all about creating menus based around that classic phrase … Warm and Hearty!
With a bastion of products available from an array of traditional roots on offer to the time-honoured and occasional quirky fruit coming through which can complement many sweet or savoury autumnal dishes.
Sadly the holidays are over and we now have schools returning to the classroom. To kick off the new term there are plenty of ideas for a change of menu.
Let’s look at what we have!
August is a positively vibrant cocktail of joy in the seasonal calendar. A large measure of mid-summer products with a mixer of late summer produce and a garnish, dare we say it, of a few early notes of Autumn!
The glorious weather, despite the lack of rain, is helping keep the wonderful array of UK produce in full flow.
Hazzaaaa… The heart of the summer is fast approaching along with a bonanza of seasonal treasures.
The warmer temperatures over recent weeks will ensure July will be awash with some real homegrown gems.
There is a profusion of UK grown Produce hitting the market in the coming weeks, especially Berries and Cherries which are at their peak. Contact your depot for your local source of these tasty treats!
Grapes will move over to Egyptian and Greek and as the month goes on, so quality will get better through the month. Then we will move onto Italian and Spanish for the summer.
European Apples have managed to hang on longer than we expected but the availability will dry up before moving over to southern hemisphere fruit. Prices will rise to take into consideration transport costs.
At last, the Spanish Melon season has kicked off so all varieties are becoming more available and by mid-June should be plentiful and really tasty!
May is truly a chef’s delight, transforming our chums in white into the proverbial kid in a sweet shop. We will see a profusion of summer produce appearing which sets the tone and shapes many menus for the coming months.
With a treasure trove of local and UK-wide products available it is absolutely the time to think about provenance!
We also have a few products in transition to be aware of so please take a few minutes to read on so we can guide you through the early summer labyrinth of produce.
Spring is in the air and we all have good reasons to be more cheerful about the months ahead! As a result, here are some things to whet your appetite and to help you plan your menus.
This time of year sees the seasons change and so over the coming month, we will see much more exciting UK grown produce.
Read on to see what’s in store. As Nessa from Gavin and Stacey would say “What’s occurring”!
This month it is all about looking forward, with summer edging closer each day there are some terrific early summer produce starting to appear.
March can also have its seasonal pitfalls with a few products in transition. So, with all this in mind read on to see what lies ahead.