Entries by Gary

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 […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 10th April 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 10th April 2018 Still a lack of English Produce coming through, it is reported that the ourdoor Jersey Royal Potato Crop is three weeks late this year due to the wet cold weather and all the salads are late already. Cucumbers are plentiful so prices are reasonable. Plum Tomatoes […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 27th March 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 27th March 2018 So British Summertime has started….really! This time last year we were talking about English Asparagus, English Lettuces, English Heritage Tomatoes, no such luck this year yet. OK, there is a very small amount that has been picked just to be the first but commercially, no chance. But, […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 9th March 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 9th March 2018 I do love a Jersey Royal Potatoes and they’re available now. The earthiness and texture is just divine. Jersey Royals have been grown on Jersey for 140 years. Today there are approximately 20 island farmers who grow Jersey Royals. The Jersey soil is light and well drained and […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 2nd March 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 2nd March 2018 Needless to say the weather is affecting almost everything. Even if the Farmer manages to pick the crop he may not be able to get the transport to him to collect it. A good example is Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb, its grown in sheds inside and is […]