Fruit & Vegetable Market Report December 11th 2015

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report December 11th 2015

There are some lovely Jersey Royal Potatoes available, but they do come at a steep price. English Cauliflowers remain a good Price. English Black Cabbage. Kale, and Purple Sprouting Broccoli are all excellent quality.Brussels (inc. prepared),  Brussel Tops and Brussels on the Stem are still reasonable and there’s a few Purple Sprouts too. All Heritage Carrots, White, Purple, Mixed Bunches and Mini Chantenay all still available. Mange-Toute & Sugar Snaps remain in short supply so prices are still high, although Fine Beans are not affected at the moment.
Strawberries have eased a little but prices are volatile. South African Stone Fruit is slowly improving, the Nectarines are not bad, the Peaches are still not recommended, but we do have Apricots now and Plums are starting to arrive, but are still pricey. Chilean Cherries are better quality, but still very expensive. Kaki Fruit is popular at the moment and they are a good size too.
Bunches of Mistletoe and Holly is available.

Best of British Produce – December

Best of British – December

Salads: Round Lettuce, Raddichio, Little Gem, Pousse, Watercress.
Vegetables: Cauliflower, Leeks, Swede, Beetroot, Carrots, Parsnips, Brussels Sprouts, Leeks, Red & Primo Cabbage, Chantenay Carrots, Celery, Mid Potatoes, Turnips, Green & Purple Kohl Rabi, Savoy Cabbage, Cavalo Nero, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Curly Kale.
Fruit: Bramley Cooking Apples, Comice Pears, Conference Pears, Russet*, Braeburn & Cox’s Apples, Raspberries.
Foraging: Sloes.

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report December 1st 2015

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report December 1st 2015

With a few exceptions, prices are not too bad. English Cauliflowers are huge and plentiful so prices have been kept in touch for this time of year. Spanish Broccoli was expected to rise but that too has remained the same. English Savoy Cabbage are a good hefty size at the moment. Mange-Toute & Sugar Snaps remain in short supply so prices are still high, so too is the African Tender Stem Broccoli. We have now moved onto French Spinach as the English & Italian are no longer any good. Brussels Tops and Brussels on the Stem are available.
There seems to be no let up on the Strawberriesas they remain expensive. There are a fewCherries available, but their quality does not match their extortionate price. Pomegranates are a good size and reasonably priced. Lemons have eased but there is still a lack of supply so prices could go back up? English Braeburn Apples are excellent from M. J. Eastwood in Tonbridge, Kent. South African Peaches & Nectarines are available, but are still a bit immature and small. We are also expecting Apricots to arrive shortly.