Entries by Gary

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 2nd July 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  2nd July 2017 The fascination for growers to turn all things purple is never ending. We’ve had Asparagus , Cauliflower, Carrots, Kale, Chicory, Broccoli, Radish, Little Gem… the list goes on. Its not to say its not a good thing and often is, so this week I’d like to highlight […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 23rd June 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  23rd June 2017 The recent mini heatwave is not all good news for English growers in particular Broccoli and Strawberry growers as when the temperature gets too hot the plants shut down to conserve energy and this cuts their ability to crop well. So we may see a hike […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 16th June 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  16th June 2017 We’re likely to get the hottest weekend of the year so far and it has to be the best time to enjoy the best of our British fruits and there’s none better than English Strawberries. They are just fantastic at the moment and loving the sun […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 9th June 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  9th June 2017 The English Broccoli season is upon us now and this superb vegetable is not only enjoyed cooked but also Raw, when eaten this way it is a great source vitamin C and vitamin K. Raw broccoli contains moderate amounts of several B vitamins and the dietary mineral […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 2nd June 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  2nd June 2017 This week and next is probably the best weeks for picking Elderberry flowers. The flowers are sweet, honey-scented clusters of white that when used fresh, make deliciously sweet cordials and liqueur – the famous and globally known of which is probably St Germain’s, it is available […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 19th May 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  19th May 2017 It seems to be the norm these days that everything is available all year round and give or take it, it normally is – albeit you will pay more for it at some stage or other. But being available is not meaning its always the best […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 12th May 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  12th May 2017 The English Salad Season is well away now and most salads are all home grown now. We’re predominately getting all our salads: Lollo Rosso/Biando, Oakleaf, Iceberg, Little Gem, Cos and Mixed Baby Leaf from L. J. Betts in Kent as they’re quality is excellent and prices […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 5th May 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  5th May 2017 The recent cold snap and frosts has given some English Produce a hiccup in supply. None less than English Asparagus, volumes are down and prices are creeping up, it should only be for a couple of weeks or sooner if the weather warms up. English Coriander […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 28th April 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  28th April 2017 Another Bank Holiday so soon….! Not a lot of changes from last week. Spanish Broccoli has come down in price, Green & Yellow Courgettes remain good value. Hispi & Savoy Cabbage are both dearer this week as supplies are short. The glut of English Cauliflower seems […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 21st April 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  21st April 2017 There are some beauties coming into season in April and none less than Wild Asparagus, currently it’s coming from France but there will some available from the UK later. The barley like stems reach about 16-24 mm long. The flowers are small and green and produce […]