Summer is here!
Home-grown Iceberg, Little Gem, Cos and varieties of ‘fancy’ lettuce are now available, all of which are excellent quality.
All varieties of melons will be Spanish: Cantaloupe, Galia, Water, Honeydew and Piel de Sapo.
Ever popular Conference Pears are at the end of their season, to be followed by Packham and William varieties.
South American Satsumas are superb quality at the moment - a must-have for any fruit basket. Raspberries are becoming more difficult to find good quality until the English start at the end of the Month. This will then be followed by Blueberries later in June.
The only word we can think of that describes February 2020 perfectly is wet. Storm Ciara and storm Dennis have hit the country hard this month which will have an impact on local crops going forward.
We finally say goodbye to January, the month that seems to go on forever and hello to February which is the shortest month of the year! It's also time to think about your Valentine’s day menus if you haven’t already.
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.