Having gone through a rather wet June we are all hoping for a settled July weather wise which will help British produce generally.
July is an excellent month for soft fruits, plums, peaches, nectarines and apricots are all in their prime. Cherries too are a must both English and European varieties are superb. Berries are fantastic – local strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries are stunning so “fill your boots”. Melons are strong from Spain – watermelons, cantaloupe, honeydew and galia are fantastic in this warm weather.
Citrus fruits remain stable in price, but quality is good.
Cornish and Pembroke potatoes are in full flow and we await the first Shropshire local which are imminent. English carrots will take over from Spanish produce but will need to be chilled for longer life. Bunched carrots and beetroots along with local celeriac will all be of good quality. Broccoli and cauliflower should improve in quality after the heavy rainfall in June. New season Spanish onions will also be improving soon to have a set skin. Runner beans will start shortly and take over the early broad beans and peas which will fizzle out.
English produce is now strong and with settling weather with us it should continue. Where the problems may lie is with continental produce particulary Spanish - with excessive temperatures we may experience small shortages.
LOCALLY SOURCED PRODUCE
* Rocket * Babyleaf * Cavelo Nero * Kale * Beetroots (various)
* Sweetheart Cabbage * Bunched Carrots * Baby Beetroots * Baby Turnips * Blueberries * Rhubarb * Strawberries * Spring Onions
Contact our sales office to place your orders or for any other enquiries on:
01743 46 22 44 (Option 1)
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