BlogWhat's Hot 01.05.19

What's Hot 01.05.19

Author: Caroline Elwin

Added 1 week, 4 days ago.

Fruit 

We have some very good Armagh PGI status Bramley Apples, and fresh Blue Whale French Pink Lady, Braeburn, royal gala, red delicious, golden delicious and Granny Smith apples. Dutch Conference pears, new season Argentinian Williams Pears. UK strawberries have arrived! Dutch Redcurrants are available, Spanish Raspberries are as tasty as ever.  We also have Mexican Blackberries and Spanish blueberries. There are Spanish, Huskey standard lemons available as well as Peruvian satsumas. Oranges are available in all sizes. Medjoul Dates and South African Plums on stock.  Fyffes Bananas are available. Pineapples, Kiwi fruit, Wye Valley rhubarb available. Red & Green Grapes. Southern Hemisphere Galia, Cantaloupe melons available with new season Spanish Water now here. Honeydew melon a bit tight until later in the week


Vegetables

Cornish Jazzy Potato’s still coming thru really nice. Cornish New Pots also now with us, Looking fantastic ! English Cauliflower is well priced whilst Calabrese from the Continent is becoming better priced. English Purple sprouting is in good supply and an excellent alternative. Good supply of Bagged carrots, Chantanay and Mixed Chantanay coming thru with steady pricing. Portuguese/Spanish Savoy is now with us ,nice good large leafy heads, English Hispi and English Spring greens looking good from the Farm. Spanish Onions are maintaining firm prices, English Ware onions remain very difficult. Beautiful  Green kale from the farm.


Exotics

Jerusalem artichokes are still proving popular with red and white available; Baby beetroot, leek, turnip and fennel is all from our farm daily and looking fantastic. Chillies are very expensive currently with red prices especially high. Spanish 4kg garlic is looking brilliant as is the Wye Valley asparagus with green, purple and white all on stock. Fresh Thai shipments arriving regularly with banana leaf, okra, galangal and baby corn all at fantastic price.



Salads

Spanish round tomatoes are available with a great flavor, Plum tomatoes are delicious, but prices are still quite strong. Spanish cucumber represents excellent quality and value at present. Iceberg, Lollo Rosso, Biando and Oakleaf are all Spanish and  looking fantastic. English heritage tomatoes are looking amazing with more English tomatoes are now available, cherry tomato and the tigerella  plum cherry are absolutely brilliant at present.
 

From The Farm

Fruit
Rhubarb is plentiful on the farm this week, Apples are now starting to come into blossom and the Plums have been affected by the frosts and cold 2 weeks after blossom  

Veg
A busy week on the farm we have been planting and drilling lots Courgette,  Marrow Parsley Beetroot coriander and all brassicas we have hispi and Spring green this week also we have new season Black cabbage is going well.  Kale is about to finish in the next weeks or so  

Indoor
We have now planted chilli’s this week and the plants are away well we have a good selection of Radish drilled and looking at harvesting in 2 weeks  also planted some Kohl Rabi another Niche product for our customers

Baby Veg
We have a good selection this week Baby Leeks, Turnip, Fennel and all beets  


Mushrooms

Good Supply of Livesey Product available including Woodland Mixed Mushrooms, Promix, Eryingi Mushroom, Shitake and the mixed loose all sorts tray. We now have good availability of P/P & Loose Oyster.

Polish and Irish mushroom (Cups, Button and Flats) looking good across the board. We are getting a good supply from our growers with prices remaining stable at the moment. Should you wish to implement a program for mushroom going forward then please contact your Account Handler to discuss further.


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