Entries by Gary

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 8th September 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 8th September 2017 Asparagus & Aubergines are both in short supply and therefore quite expensive at the moment. Jerusalem Artichokes are a bit on the small side and prices remain dear. Brussels Sprouts are beginning their annual return and is a stark reminder that Christmas is not that far […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 25th August 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  25th August 2017 Firstly a quick reminder that we are closed on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August. There are some lovely English Apples called ‘Scrumptious’ available for a short period. It is not a new apple as it created in the 1980s by an English apple enthusiast called Hugh […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 11th August 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  11th August 2017 Discovery Apples are still our recommended apple of the week and we’re expecting the Early Windsors & Worcesters to start shortly. But we do have Bramley Apples started and these are the king of all cooking apples. In fact ALL Bramley Apples to this day originate from […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 4th August 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  4th August 2017 The English Apple Season has kicked off and as usual ‘Discovery‘ is the first of the earlies. This is a lovely crisp apple but only if eaten fresh, this apple does not keep very well once picked and left out. So for the next few weeks […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 28th July 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  28th July 2017 You know when you go to the cafe and your Bacon Sandwich or your full English Breakfast arrives and you go for the Tomato ketchup and its in a plastic bottle, you just know its not going to be Heinz Tomato Ketchup, its going to be […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 21st July 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  21st July 2017 Things are beginning to quieten down now as the holiday season approaches and there should be a few bargains to be had over the coming weeks. This week Mid Potatoes are still a good buy, English Leeks, Carrots, Cauliflower & New Season Carrots are all very […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 14th July 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  14th July 2017 So… its Saturday, I’m voracious as I’ve been out with the missus all day being the dutiful husband going from one furniture shop to another as my wife says she values my opinion (knowing full well my opinion is worth jack…..) anyway I’m now waiting for my ‘Homemade […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 7th July 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  7th July 2017 The good weather has culminated in a great year for English Blackcurrants, growers have reported a sweeter than usual crop this year due to vintage growing conditions. Crops are predicted to be around 12,000 tonnes and started 2 weeks earlier than usual. Blackcurrants are not usually favoured much […]

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 […]