We have new season UK Bramley, UK Discovery apples, Cox and Royal Gala are due to start next week. there are still Southern hemisphere Braeburn, and Granny Smith apples available. Comice and conference pears are starting this week, UK berries are in full flow with strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are just starting to slow down with the cold nights, Dutch redcurrants and Wye Valley blueberries all readily available. Southern hemisphere lemons are looking good. We also have to offer oranges in various sizes and beautiful Peruvian Orris. UK plums are in full swing with Victoria, Marjoree, and Damson varieties all available this week. Spanish peach, nectarines and flat peach are available. Isreali medjoul dates on stock and new season pomegranates are now available. Fyffes bananas are fresh in daily, with pineapples, kiwi fruit is very short at the moment. red & green grapes fully stocked. Fresh galia, cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew melons are all available.
Cornish New Season Gemson and Charlotte Pots also now with us, New season Cornish Jazzy Midds are now with us in our Fantastic Demelzas brand, The quality is superb . English Cauliflower is extremely short and commanding big money when available !,New season English Calabrese is now levelling out at sensible money! . Beautiful English Purple Sprouting from the farm makes a excellent alternative. New season Bunched Rainbow Chard and Swiss from the farm is looking good. Good supply of English Bagged carrots, New Season English Mixed Chantanay and Picollo Parsnips coming thru with steady pricing, English Hispi and English Spring greens looking good from the Farm. Spanish Onions are coming back in price. Dutch Pickling onions will be with us at the end of the week. New season 80/100mm Egyptian Red onions are looking really nice. Cavolo Nero Cabbage and Red and Green kale from the farm with us, English New season Pea, Broad Beans, Runner bean and Helda Beans have started . New season English Leeks now with us. Fantastic English Courgettes and Marrows from our own Farm.New season English Squashes have now started with Acorn, Crown Prince, Gem, Onion and Mixed boxes.
All the baby veg is currently English with beetroot, courgettes, leeks, fennel and turnip all coming from our own farm. Also off the farm is a wide range of chillies including naga, scotch bonnet and black bullet. Pak choi prices are increasing with availability becoming less over the coming weeks. Garlic is now all new season Spanish or Chinese and looking lovely with peeled, strings and loose available, Chinese ginger is increasing in price but the quality is fantastic. Ripened avocado supply is still difficult however we have regular arrivals of ripened fruit for deliveries. Thai shipments are arriving into us several times a week with baby corn, lemongrass, banana leaf etc all looking lovely as well.
This week we are starting to see the first new season coloured carrots with white, red, purple and yellow all available. Girolle supply is starting to become slightly more difficult however pied mouton and cepes are very slowly starting to come through. Paimpol beans are proving very popular as are the summer truffles! Heritage cherry tomato supply has decreased this week unfortunately but the trio cherry vines are back in supply.
Information on peeled garlic
As some of our customers are finding, the new season crop of peeled garlic is experiencing a certain amount of ‘bleaching’. This is when the first harvests of the new crop garlic are made and some of the bulbs that are harvested are harvested slightly prematurely and are not fully grown. You may see a small number of cloves in the bag are slightly translucent in colour and may have a slightly stronger garlic aroma than usual. We can assure this is not a cause for concern and the product is perfectly fit for purpose.
Spanish arrival DAZA brand arriving Friday Green Red yellow and Mix Cap, Aubergine and Cucumbers x14
Iceberg gem coss and continental lettuce are slowing down with colder nights and prices are increasing
Raddichio x 9 available again from our Grower
Are you working our new pack from Cuadraspania PP endive fantastic quality
Radish available from the farm Red, French Breakfast and Heritage bunches with tops
Spring onions x 20 and 84s good availability
Tomato prices have dropped this week but some shartages on Westlands heritage we have good availability from Spain.
From The Farm
Chilli Green 3kgLoose Black Cabbage 5KgLoose
Chilli Red 3kg looseNext week Black Cabbagex10200 gramP/P
Padron Pepper 2kg Loose Hispi Cabbage x10 BoxHeads
Black Bullet 1kg Loose Spring Greenx10500gramP/P
Birdseye chilli 1kg Loose Kale Green x10200 gramP/PLeaf
Scotch Bonnet 1kg Loose3 Colours Rainbow Chard x103 kiloBunchMix bunch
Naga Chilli 1kg loose Swiss Chard 3 kilo Heads
Mix Chilli 8x100grPunnet Kale Mix 3 KiloLooseLeaf
Okra 1.2kg loose Kale Redx10200 gramP/PLeaf
Radishx24 Bunch Purple Sprouting x103 kilo IcepackSpears
Radish Rainbowx12 Bunch Savoy x8 Boxnext week
Radish French Breakfast x12 Bunch Romanesque x8 Box Limited
Kohl Rabi Purple 4.5 kiloBox
Baby Turnip x6 200grPunnet Kohl Rabi 4.5 kiloBox
Baby leek x6 200grPunnet Beetroot x12 Bunch
Baby Fennelx6 200grPunnet Beetroot Candy/Golden 10 KgNets
Baby Courgette x6200grPunnet Courgette 5kgBoxC/Choice
Baby Beetroot Redx6 200grBunchWith leafCourgette Round 2.5kilo Box
Baby Beetroot Golden x6 200grPunnet no leaf Courgette Yellow 5kgBoxC/Choice
Baby Beetroot Golden x6200grBunchWith Leaf Marrow x10 Box
Baby Beetroot Candy x6 200grPunnet no leaf Peas 4.5kgBox
Baby Beetroot Candy x6 200grBunch With leaf Spinach x204kgBox
Baby Beetroot Red x6 200grPunnet no leaf Sweetcorn x30 Box
Parsley x10200 gr Poly Plum Vic 5 kg Box
Parsley x10200grP/PC/Choice Plum Marjorie Seedling 4 KgBox
Parsley Flat x10400 gr BunchC/Choice Plum Damson 5 kg Box
Fennel 4kgLoose Rhubarb 6 kiloBox
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.