Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 9th February 2017
I don’t know about you but this cold snap feels like it’s never going to end, nor does the shortage of produce. It seems to be in the news every day at the moment but there are a few lines coming down in price.
Aubergines & Courgettes are easing now and Green Peppers are more or less at the seasonal norm now. Broccoli is about the same and Cauliflowers have eased a little more, we’re buying the larger French ones as their better value than the smaller English. There is some lovely big Italian Rainbow Chard around at the moment. All Root Crops and Cabbages remain the best value so make good use of them to counter the cost. Fine & Ex/Fine Beans may increase a little over the next week as we change to a new crop. The quality of Chanterelles has been poor of late but we’re expecting some much better ones from Portugal within a week or so.
Cucumbers were expected to rise but so far have stayed pretty much the same. Tomatoes are all over the place and you get what you pay for there. Celery is much shorter and dearer as expected. French Italian Wild Rocket and Spanish Pousse is almost back to normal prices as supplies increase.
Valentines Day is around the corner and we have some HUGE Jonagold Apples with a Valentines message on them (see pic), there is very limited stock so give us a call if you want any. Clementines are finished but the Nardicotts are very good, they are a bit dearer and the ones with leaf even more so. Lemons & Limes remain steady but Water Melons, Pineapples & Honeydew Melons are all more expensive. Cantaloupe Melons represent the best value this week. We have some lovely American Driscoll Strawberries that work out about the same price as the Spanish so we’ll try to get them when we can. Cherries, Apricots, Peaches & Nectarines are not available at the moment.
Growing Underground, the unique salad farm that is 100ft below Clapham Station in South London has just released a great new range of salad mixes:
Asian – Peashoots, Purple Cress & Coriander Cress
Japanese – Peashoots, Wasabi Cress & Pink Stem Radish Cress
Indian – Peashoots, Fennel Cress & Coriander Cress
Italian – Peashoots, Garlic Cress & Rocket Cress
English – Peashoots, Broccoli Cress & Red Mustard Cress
Call us for prices and availability