Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 19th February
Roses are red, violets… sorry that was last week!
This week is a little less interesting, except we’re still managing to get Wild Garlic leaf albeit expensive, Jersey Royal Potatoes in 6kg boxes which are great, but again expensive. Broccoli remains a good price but Cauliflowers are once again in short supply and prices have hiked up.
There are some lovely sweet French Sandy Carrots AKA ” Carottes de Sable” which are grown in sand in a small region on the coast of Manche, France and are said by the French to be the sweetest of all carrots. Also from France is Parsley Root which look very much like parsnips (but more expensive) and seem to be very popular at the moment.
We still have a glut on Litchis so prices are cheap, but there’s only so much you can do with them? Honeydew Melons have become very expensive as supplies dry up, so too are Cherries. Bergamot Lemons are available and they are much sweeter and the oil in the skin is sought after by chefs. Still on a Citrus note, we still have Seville Oranges and Blood Oranges but they are both coming to an end.
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