Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 8th October 2019
The Autumn brings a pleasant change to your menu, the Game season is now underway bringing a welcome change so we have all the seasonal delights to accompany them. French Fresh Chestnuts, Cranberries & Redcurrants. The Pumpkin & Squash season is now upon us too from Onion, Turban, Iron Bark, Kabocha, Acorn to Baby Pumpkins & your regular Halloween Pumpkin. Brussels Sprouts & Tops are now readily available, so too is the selection of Brassicas: English Green, Variegated & Purple Curly Kale, Black Cabbage & Purple Sprouting Broccoli and they’re all good quality. English Cauliflowers are getting easier in price and English Broccoli is reasonable too. Plum Vine & Yellow Cherry Tomatoes are very expensive at the moment. English Lollo Rosso & Oakleaf is coming to an end and when we switch to continental Lettuces they will get dearer. English Runner Beans are also all but finished but there is string less Flat Beans available.
Easy Peelers are to change from Nardorcotts to Clemantines and Leafy Clementines are available too. European Peaches & Nectarines are past they’re best and very hit and miss now in quality. The Turkish Figs that have been reasonably priced of late are now about to get dearer as supplies dry up. English Russet, Gala, Early Windsor & Gala Apples are very good. English Raspberries are still available but the bulk of the Strawberries are now Dutch/Belgium. The supplies of European Melons coming through now are also much tighter now that the season is ending and prices are rising daily. Dutch Indoor Rhubarb has started but it is very thin and not worth the higher price tag yet. Limes are reasonable but Lemons have jumped in price and are likely to get dearer.