Entries by Gary

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 9th November 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 7th December 2018 Unusually we can’t blame Brexit on any price hikes yet, apart from maybe the exchange rate? So as usual, weather is the blame for most produce hikes in prices. Consequently, the dry summer this year has left us with a shortage of good sized quality Potatoes for the […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 9th November 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 9th November 2018 Some say ‘There is only two times of the year: Autumn and waiting for Autumn’. Its the time of year where comfort food starts coming into its own, and none better than some lovely Squashes that are around to cook in all different manners, so too […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 6th October 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 6th October 2018 October 1st was the start of the Pheasant Shooting season, the last of all the game birds to start so we have all the seasonal delights to accompany them. Fresh Chestnuts, Cranberries &  Redcurrants to name but a few. As expected for this time of year […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 6th September 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 6th September 2018 Needless to say the hot weather has affected a broad spectrum of produce. The latest casualty is Mushrooms, Button, Cup, Oyster & Chestnut are all very, very short. The hot weather overheated many mushroom beds to over 40 degrees and killed all the mushroom spores so […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 20th July 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 20th July 2018 Its been a good year for Cherries and although their up in price this week the quality is still excellent. English Strawberries & Blackberries are very good and a little easier in price, Spanish Peaches, Nectarines & Apricots are at their best right now and are […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 6th July 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 6th July 2018 We may be loving this hot weather but farmers are not, the prolonged dry spell is now starting to affect not only cereal crops but salad crops too. Mainstream lines like Celery, Iceberg & Cos Lettuce are in great demand but lack of water is affecting […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 15th June 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 15th June 2018 All good things come to an end and English Asparagus is no different. Although it started later it is still finishing around the same time as per usual. Only smaller quantities are coming through now and there will be a cut off point in about a […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 18th May 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 18th May 2018 Well if its good enough for the Royal Wedding them its good enough for your customers, Our Norfolk English Asparagus grower ‘Portwood Farm’ is supplying the Asparagus for the big day so nothing more needs to be said about his quality. The price now is more or less the […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 27th April 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 27th April 2018 English Asparagus is now in full swing and our Norfolk grower ‘Portwood Farm’ has said the quality is excellent. English Asparagus on has a short season so make sure there’s room on your menu for some. Somewhat more expensive and harder to source is Wild Asparagus, […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 17th April 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 17th April 2018 There is some fine English produce starting to trickle through to us now as the weather warms up. The English Asparagus in Green & Purple is lovely but still fetching high prices. English Cauliflowers are a good size now and much better value for money. Italian/Spanish […]