Market Update for December 2017


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 net or case.

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

Purple Sprouting Broccoli – Its available but as mentioned in our last report the season hasn’t been all that this year unfortunately. Quality and price are fluctuating.

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

Cauliflowers - Large heads with tight white florets and super fresh. The quality is absolutely 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.

Fresh Chestnuts - Available now for Christmas recipes, sold only by the 5kg sack.

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.




English Water Cress – Season has now finished and we have switched to French for the time being.

Limes – The price is rising as we are between the Mexican/Brazilian seasons, once supplies stabilize the price should ease up. If you require cheaper juicing limes let us know and we will source them!

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22. December 2017 Posted by The Bean Team
Category: Market Reports