Fruit & Vegetable Market Report January 19th 2016
This time of year you need good hearty vegetables and the UK has some great choice, Savoy & Primo Cabbage are excellent and reasonably priced, Parsnips, Turnips, Carrots & Swede are all in their prime. Cauliflowers are more expensive this week, but Curly Kale a Purple Sprouting Broccoli are not to be missed and a good alternative. If looking for something a little different there are Baby Piccolo Parsnips and White/Orange Chantenay Carrots. Spanish Broccoli is reasonable and Courgettes have eased this week. Avocadoes remain dear so too is French Spinach.
Spanish & Moroccan Strawberries are available but are best avoided at present as they are just not good enough. Cantaloupe Melons are more expensive as we move from Brazilian to Costa Rican, Galia Melons are reasonable though. Apricots are available, so too are Cherries, but the latter is poor quality and expensive. Seville & Blood Oranges are still around. And finally, new season Forced Yorkshire Rhubarb prices remain high.