June Market Report
Fruit & Vegetables
– Wye valley Asparagus, Jersey Royals, Wild Garlic (finishing), Nettles.
– Scottish Girolles, Mouseron, and Morels. Curly Kale, Choux Pointus and Calva Nero all good.
– Elderflower and English Strawberries are all enjoying a fantastic season.
– Swiss and Rainbow Chard are both looking fantastic, an ideal choice to bring some colour to the plate.
– Large Leaf Spinach has improved price wise. The price of Rocket, Cues, and Romain are all good value at the moment.
– The Heritage Tomatoes really look the part and St Marzano Tomatoes.
– For those of you looking for something a little different try Punterella or Cime de rapa.
– Graffiti Aubergines, Courgette Fleur, Amalfi Lemons and round Courgettes.
– Soft Fruit just starting from Spain-Peach White/ Yellow and Do-nut, Nectarine, Apricot and Charentais Melon and Spanish Cherries.
– There is a limited amount of White Sprouting Broccoli, Romanesco and Coloured Cauliflower.
– The Spanish Strawberries are here, although some are a little under ripe this will slowly help the prices reduce as the month goes on.
– Spanish fresh Peas and Broad Beans available. There also some nice Flat Beans and Yellow Wax Beans although both are quite expensive.
– Melons remain a bit pricey but great quality.
Fish & Meat
– Seafood: Last good month of John Dury. Lobster – Canadian and native in season. Winkles are coming in season.
– Meats: Lamb and Wood Pigeon is in season now.
– Brill is coming out of season.
– Cod – Skrei, Cod.
– Halibut farmed.
– Dover is coming out of season so should go up in price.