Entries by Gary

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 11th June 2019

Elder Flowers are great right now (on a dry day that is!). The flowers appear from the end of May/beginning of June. The cream coloured flower heads are honey scented blossoms that are crisp and somewhat juicy with an aromatic scent and flavour. The most common use is to make an Elderberry cordial, but there […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 21st May 2019

May is always a good month with lots of UK & European produce coming into season. Unfortunately they all start at a premium until volumes increase. However some Spanish Fruits like Blueberries & Blackberries are reasonable, plus Peaches & Nectarines have come down and there are some lovely Flat Peaches available too. Also from Spain […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 19th March 2019

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 19th March 2019 Supposedly only ten days to go until Brexit and no-ones the wiser on how it is going to impact prices and supplies yet so forecasting prices for the following month is more wishful thinking than anything else? So we’ll just have to get on as best […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 15th January 2019

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 15th January 2019 It may be cold here but nowhere near as cold as parts of the continent. Italy had some heavy snow and this impacted on the price of Italian produce, Fennell, Spinach,Bunched Rocket & Flat Parsley jumped in price but some are starting to ease now. There’s […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 9th November 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 7th December 2018 Unusually we can’t blame Brexit on any price hikes yet, apart from maybe the exchange rate? So as usual, weather is the blame for most produce hikes in prices. Consequently, the dry summer this year has left us with a shortage of good sized quality Potatoes for the […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 9th November 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 9th November 2018 Some say ‘There is only two times of the year: Autumn and waiting for Autumn’. Its the time of year where comfort food starts coming into its own, and none better than some lovely Squashes that are around to cook in all different manners, so too […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 6th October 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 6th October 2018 October 1st was the start of the Pheasant Shooting season, the last of all the game birds to start so we have all the seasonal delights to accompany them. Fresh Chestnuts, Cranberries &  Redcurrants to name but a few. As expected for this time of year […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 6th September 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 6th September 2018 Needless to say the hot weather has affected a broad spectrum of produce. The latest casualty is Mushrooms, Button, Cup, Oyster & Chestnut are all very, very short. The hot weather overheated many mushroom beds to over 40 degrees and killed all the mushroom spores so […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 20th July 2018

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 20th July 2018 Its been a good year for Cherries and although their up in price this week the quality is still excellent. English Strawberries & Blackberries are very good and a little easier in price, Spanish Peaches, Nectarines & Apricots are at their best right now and are […]