Market Update for April 2018



English Purple Sprouting Broccoli – Good quality, availability and price at the moment. The season should run for another 2-3 weeks hopefully.

English Ramsons/Wild Garlic – This is still going strong and for seasonal produce at this time of year it’s an absolute must. Hopefully it will be available for another 2-4 weeks, fingers crossed.

English Jersey Royals – These are available now but still a little on the expensive side, the price should start to come down over the coming weeks.

English Asparagus – First sighting on the market last weekend but it’s very, very expensive. English outdoor season still a couple of weeks away, we will be sure to update you when it’s ready to order.

Fresh Peas/Broad Beans – These are due to start arriving on the market next week. Feel free to order and we will do our best to source.

English Cucumbers – Season is now starting, we should be switching next week.

English Outdoor Rhubarb – This is still really amazing at the moment, good supply and reasonably priced. Dark ruby red in colour and it has a slightly more tart flavour than the forced indoor Rhubarb.

French Heirloom Tomatoes – Still available, good price and supply.

English Watercress – Still a good supply coming in, nice dark green leaves.

Capsicums – All Varieties – Price is now down across the board.



Potatoes – We are now coming into the difficult period for potatoes as the old crops are finishing up and the new is not yet underway. It is the same every year unfortunately, please bear with us. If you do experience quality issues, please let us know and we will try our best to source an alternative.

Blood Oranges – Season is now closing but we do have a few of the cheaper trays left in stock for this week at £5.00 for a whole box.

Spanish Onions – The season is now drawing to a close and you may have to start discarding an odd one from each bag. We will be making the switch to Chilean shortly and the price will rise.

Lemons – The Spanish season will be drawing to a close soon and you may have to start discarding an odd one from each case. There will be a gap before the southern hemisphere fruits are ready and we can make the switch.

English Root Veg – Carrots, Parsnips, Swede etc. – Season now drawing to a close, we have another week or so left before we have to make the switch to European new crop which is slightly more expensive.


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09. April 2018 Posted by The Bean Team
Category: Market Reports