Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 26th November 2019
If your looking for something to brighten up a plate then you can’t go wrong with Rainbow Chard at this time of year. Rainbow chard is an earthy nutritional powerhouse — an excellent source of vitamins K, A, and C, as well as a good source of iron,magnesium, potassium and dietary fibre. Another good vegetables from the same family is Kalettes, its a branded hybrid and is a cross between Kale and Brussels Sprouts, again its very nutritious and has a lovely nutty flavour. If your pushed for time we are now stocking Prepped Sprouts, but if you are needing Prepped Produce this time of year you will need to order in advance because we cannot guarantee next day because of the sheer volume at the moment.
Broccoli & Cauliflower are very expensive at the moment and due to the recent floods, Cabbage & Spring Greens will be short too. This has had a knock on effect to Tender Stem Broccoli which is also more expensive. Although Yellow Courgettes have come down in price, they are still roughly three times the price of regular Green Courgettes. The Dutch Leeks are very good and reasonable at the moment. The French Lollo Rosso & Oakleaf growers are struggling to keep up with demand at present so their price has jumped up. The volumes of Coriander & Dill coming through are very tight at the moment, but I don’t see it becoming not available. All Tomatoes in general are reasonably priced and plentiful.
Strawberries have eased from the ludicrously high prices of late but Blackberries are quite dear. Although Brazilian Figs are now available, they are expensive. South African Peaches & Nectarines are available but not recommended yet as they are very small and very hard. We’re mainly buying Clementines rather than Satsumas at the moment because they eat far better and worth the extra pennies. The English Braeburn & Cox Apples are still very good and reasonable. The firmer Italian ‘Angeleno’ Plums are about the only ones worth buying at the moment. Still no Apricots at the moment but we are expecting the South African to start very soon.