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Produce News July 2018

July 3rd, 2018 by

Produce News July 2018

General News:

The wet spring followed by the recent hot spell that we have all been enjoying has caused a few quality and supply problems with certain products, in particular spring vegetables like Cauliflowers and Savoy which are running a little late this year.

Strawberries have flourished in the hot weather however, this early flush is now causing a potential production gap for the beginning of July. We have also gone through a difficult time with Carrots lately, but we should get the new local crop very soon and we will update you on our Facebook and Twitter as we get more information.

There is still plenty of good and interesting produce out there though which is well worth factoring into your summer dishes and our sales team is always happy to give you guidance on what alternatives you can use. You can also request a full produce list from us!

Finished for a While:

• Local Asparagus
• Fresh Gooseberries have been and gone in June, however we have frozen local available to see you through

On the Way Out:

• Jersey Royals and Old Crop Potatoes will be replaced by new crop this month and into August, and the main harvest begins on the early crops
• Old crop onions and shallots are being replaced by new crop, less skin but much better quality
• Jerusalem Artichokes and Rhubarb are both finishing soon
• Apples, Pears and Citrus are all changing to southern hemisphere crops for the summer months and will be a little more expensive

Seasonal Must Haves:

• Local Heygates Norfolk Peer Potatoes
• New Crop local Carrots
• New local English Courgettes
• Spring Pointed Cabbage
• Local new Cauliflower and Broccoli
• Fresh Peas and Broad Beans
• Local Baby Salad leaves, Micro leaves and Edible Flowers
• Local bunched baby Heritage coloured beetroots
• New Crop Turnips
• Local Strawberries and Raspberries and Blueberries are all coming in with great flavour at the moment
• Mixed Local Heritage Tomatoes and Radishes
• English Watercress
• Spring Onions
• Local Kale and Black Cabbage have started again but are variable due to the hot dry weather
• European Cherries, Peaches, Nectarines and Apricots are all in their prime now
• Spanish Melons and French Charantais Melons are now coming into the main season and are better value than they have been in May and June
• English Blackcurrants

Looking Forward to:

• New crop Leeks anytime now
• English Corn on the Cob
• Romanesque
• Summer Marrows and Squashes

Still In, Mostly Local and Good Value but Maybe not at Their Best:

• Parsnips, Swede, Spanish Leeks, Celeriac and Onions
• Heritage Potatoes – Ratte, Anya, Pink Fir Apple and Purple (Violette) are starting to get a bit tricky with the change from old season to new season
• Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes
• Tender stem Broccoli
• Local Bramley Cooking Apples – there will be a new crop in August
• Chicory – White and Red

As always, we have our range of dairy, bakery and dry store goods, as well as frozen produce and pre-prepared fruit and vegetables to save you time in the kitchen. Call us today on 01366 386633 to talk to a member of our team to place an order