BlogWhat's Hot 08.05.19

What's Hot 08.05.19

Author: Caroline Elwin

Added 6 months, 1 week 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, UK strawberries are available. Dutch Redcurrants are available, Spanish Raspberries are as tasty as ever.  We also have Spanish Blackberries and Spanish blueberries. Spanish lemons are a little tight because of the changeover of varieties in to Verna. Peruvian satsumas are available. 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 and honeydew melons are available with new season Spanish Water now here.


Vegetables

Cornish Jazzy Potato’s still coming thru really nice. Cornish New Pots also now with us, New season Cornish Mids should be with us in the next couple of weeks. 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 Savoy is 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. Italian Peas and Broad Bean both looking good quality


Exotics

Jerusalem artichokes are starting to come to an end now, with limited availability now. Baby beetroot, fennel and turnips are all coming from our farm daily and looking lovely. 4kg garlic nets are looking fantastic and we also have fresh peeled and strings. Ginger price is dropping slightly. Exotic fruit is readily available, Dragon fruit, kumquats mangos and more. English asparagus is looking fantastic with green, white and purple all being delivered to us daily.

Salads

Spanish round tomatoes are available, 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 Cos has started please call for prices, 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  still the same

Veg
A busy week on the farm we have been planting and drilling lots Courgette,  Marrow Parsley Beetroot coriander chard and spinach  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 good availability of Beetroots baby spring crop packed to your liking, we are still planting chilli’s this week and the plants look fantastic,  we have a good selection of Radish drilled  Rainbow, French Breakfast 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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