Market Update for December 2016

Market Update for December

Please note the following changes on the market for the coming month.

Positives…

 

English Brussels Sprouts - Now in full swing, stable supply. Christmas is coming!

 

English Brussels Tops - Dennis’ favourite, a great seasonal leafy green. Available now, sold only by the bag.

 

English Curly Kale, Cavolo Nero & Purple Sprouting Broccoli – Still great availability and value on these, supplies should run right through to the new year.

 

Root Vegetables - Turnip, Swede, Celeriac, Beetroot, Jerusalem Artichokes, all great value and quality, must have additions to the menu this time of year.

 

English Cauliflowers - Large heads with tight white florets and super fresh. It is a little bit pricey at the moment although the quality is outstanding.

 

English Savoy Cabbages - Large dark green heads, very fresh and great value.

 

Portuguese Hispi Cabbage – Beautiful sweet cabbages, another great green to accompany any hearty winter roasts.

 

Romanesco Cauliflowers - Still great quality and availability on these at the moment.

 

Baby New Potatoes - Italian easy scrapers are available as an alternative to our English Maris Peer. Outstanding buttery flavour, sold only by the box.

 

Fresh Chestnuts - Available now for Christmas recipes, sold only by the bag.

 

Cooked Chestnuts - Also available, Cooked sous vide and vacuum sealed, 400g packs.

 

Leafy Clementines - Available right though till the new year, bursting with flavour.

 

Fresh Cranberries - Available now, please specify ‘fresh’ when ordering.

 

Frozen Cranberries - Always available as a cheaper alternative, 1kg bags.

 

Quinces - Great for Christmas recipes and poaching, sold only by the box.

 

Bramley Cooking Apples - Good quality and reasonably priced at the moment.

 

Negatives…

 

Strawberries – Price is still sky high and supplies from Belgium will be coming to a close soon. We will have no choice but to switch to Egyptian or Moroccan.

 

Limes – Price is rising as we are between the Mexican/Brazilian seasons, once supplies stabilize the price should ease up.

 

Spanish Products - Aubergines, Peppers, Courgettes, Cucumbers etc. The price is very high for these product lines at the moment due to poor weather in Spain.

 

English Water Cress – Season should be finishing soon and we will be switching to French shortly, price may rise temporarily until the French season gets underway.

 

Please drop us an email to hello@billbean.co.uk if you would like any more information on any of the produce mentioned in this report.

The Bean Team

 

www.billbean.co.uk | hello@billbean.co.uk | tel.0208 539 3636 | @billbeanltd

10. December 2016 Posted by The Bean Team
Category: Market Reports