BlogWhat's Hot 03.04.19

What's Hot 03.04.19

Author: Caroline Elwin

Added 3 months, 2 weeks ago.

What's Hot 

03.04.19

 

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.  Spanish strawberries are still very nice, Dutch Redcurrants are available, Spanish Raspberries are as tasty as ever.  We also have Mexican Blackberries and Spanish blueberries. There are Spanish, standard class and Huskey premium lemons available. Moroccan Nadorcotts, Turkish Ruby Grapefruit, and Oranges 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, Honeydew and Water all available..

 

Vegetables

Cornish Jazzy Potato’s still coming through really nice. Jersey Royals are now on the scene with Cornish New Pots starting hopefully 3/4Th week of this month. English Cauliflower is well priced whilst Calabrese from the Continent is moving in price. English Purple sprouting is in good supply and a excellent alternative. Good supply of Bagged carrots, Chantanay and Mixed Chantanay coming through with steady pricing. Portuguese Savoy will be with us at the end of the week whilst Hispi prices rising due to lack of supply. Spanish Onions are  now moving in to Cold store product with firm prices, English Ware onions remain very difficult. Beautiful Red and Green kale from the farm.

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Exotics

Ripened avocado price for the month has risen due to a shortage of fruit from South America. English asparagus is now in full supply with green, purple & white all available daily. English baby veg is becoming more available with turnip, leek and beetroot coming from our farm. Loose garlic is now Spanish, a fantastic product however the price is slightly more than Chinese. Limes prices are on the rise while we wait for the arrival of Mexican.

Salads

Spanish round Tomatoes are available with great flavor, especially in the cherry tomatoes. Plum tomatoes are delicious, but prices are still quite strong. Spanish cucumber represents excellent quality and value at present. Iceberg pricing holding firm. Lollo Rosso, Biando and Oakleaf are all Spanish looking fantastic. Capsicum price is strong at the moment. Spanish and English heritage tomatoes are looking amazing with more English tomatoes available later this month, cherry tomato punnets are absolutely brilliant at present.

From The Farm

We have started to plant and drill crops this is proving to be a hard start to the growing year due to the dry conditions, however with the rain yesterday this will help the crops. We have fantastic plum blossom this year and looking forward to you all supporting the British plum!.
We have available from our in-door garden lots of baby veg. 
please call Dan or your account handler for more information.

Mushrooms

Good Supply of Livesey Product available including Woodland Mixed Mushrooms, Promix, Eryingi Mushroom, Shitake and the mixed loose all sorts tray. we continue to strive to have availability for all orders of loose,  prepacked Oyster & Maitake during difficult growing conditions and changing weather.

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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