Colder weather works its magic on home-grown roots and brassicas and Spanish growers come into their own with cracking salads and citrus.
With Halloween at the end of the month our thoughts inevitably turn to pumpkins and all the other squashes that are flooding in from British growers. There’s the first of the new season citrus from Spain that should see us through the winter and, joy of joys, Kalettes will be back soon.
As we move in to Autumn there is a terrific range of produce from growers on both sides of The Channel. Early British apples and pears, Turkish figs, homegrown squashes and parsley root are just some of the treasures that can make your September menus shine.
August, a month of terrific late summer produce with just a hint of early autumn joys to come.
A terrific time for home grown produce and there’s some glorious summer fruit from mainland Europe. Not so cheery for supplies from the southern hemisphere though and dairy news is positively bleak.
June is bustin’ out all over and there’s a plethora of produce from growers both at home and mainland Europe. It is a fantastic month for fresh produce and if you’re in the business of writing menus then June means you’re truly spoilt for choice.
June is bustin’ out all over and there’s a plethora of produce from growers both at home and mainland Europe. It is a fantastic month for fresh produce and if you’re in the business of writing menus then June means […]
That wonderful sense of anticipation as we teeter on the edge of the most bountiful time of the year.
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.