As we move from November into December the seasons have fully changed from Autumn into Winter and this brings into play many of the items that we associate with Christmas.
We are now starting to stock many seasonal products such as chestnuts, sprouts, sprout stalks, fresh cranberries, leafy clementines and Spanish navel oranges as well as all the regular in season root vegetables you would normally associate with this time of year.
Our local best in season vegetables include Carrots, Parsnips, Celeriac, Leeks, Sprouts, Red/White/Savoy cabbage and cauliflower, Black Cabbage(Cavelo Nero), Kale and Kalettes as well as local Onions, Red Onions, Shallots and Potatoes. We mustn’t forget also seasonal vegetables from other parts of the UK such as Turnips and Swede from Scotland.
Alongside all this local and seasonal produce other items such as Coloured Heritage Beetroots and carrots.Chantenay carrots,baby vegetables, Jerusalem Artichokes, Butternut squash, Muscat and Crown Prince pumpkins, Sweet potatoes, Salsify, fresh Horseradish and Romanesque all remain in season for now.
It’s this time of year that we also start to ramp up our prepared vegetable offering.Our most popular line being our hand finished prepared potatoes for roast and mash in 2.5kg and 5kg units and all made from our wonderfully versatile and great tasting locally grown ‘Norfolk Pink’ Red Stemster Potatoes. All of our prepared vegetables are made in house by our dedicated prep factory team and we offer the whole range including sprouts, baton carrots,swede and many other combinations – all we ask is that you give us 48hrs notice in order that we can ensure maximum freshness.
Autumn also sees the start of the local top fruit season with local Coxes and Bramley cooking apples, Conference pears and quinces all available from our local orchards.
We will also see the main Spanish Citrus season starting now with Satsumas, Clementines and Navel oranges all starting to come through now followed by Italian Blood Oranges from about mid December and hopefully in time for Christmas.
We will also continue to stock a full range of fresh herbs, micro salads and exotic, wild and regular mushrooms.
You may also not know that we continue to expand our ranges of dairy and cheese including all the local cheeses in various sizes and also our full range of dried ingredients, dried fruit, sugars, nuts, chocolate by Callebaut, condiments and sauces by Colmans and Stokes – many in various sizes from larger catering packs to smaller retail sizes.
We are also continuing to strengthen our links with our local supply base with a recent partnership with local flour miller Heygates. Their flour is made using locally grown wheat and we can now offer the full range of their products in either 16kg sacks or smaller 1.5kg bags. We are also now pleased to offer the full range of plant based milks from Glebe Farm, Huntingdon a local farming business that have diversified into this area using home grown oats as one if the main ingredient.
Please do not hesitate to call us if you are looking for a food product you can’t find elsewhere as we feel confident that we can find most things for you if it exists and is in season.
Look out for our Christmas opening times on our social media platforms and we will endeavour to meet your needs over this Christmas and New Year period.
The Accent Fresh team