Market Update for January 2017

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

Positives…

Blood Oranges – Available on the market now, good quality and reasonable price.

Serville Oranges – Season in full swing, price is still quite high.

English Comice Pears – Lovely and juicy, these are really nice at the moment.

Leafy Clementines – Still very good and bursting with flavour, take advantage.

Quinces – From Turkey, still good availability, sold only by the box.

Fresh Cranberries – Still good availability, please specify ‘fresh’ when ordering.

English Curly Kale & Cavolo Nero – Still great quality and availability on these, price is also very good, lovely seasonal greens worth keeping on the menu.

English Rhubarb – Still quite expensive, but good supply at the moment.

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

Romanesco Cauliflowers – Great quality and availability on these at the moment.

Purple Sprouting/Tenderstem Broccoli – Still in good supply, reasonably priced.

English Sprouts & Brussels Tops – Great seasonal veg, still going strong.

Root Vegetables – Turnip, Swede, Celeriac, Beetroot, Jerusalem Artichokes etc. Simply a must for value. Great quality and worth keeping on the menu this time of year.

Italian Roquette – Still good quality and supply but the price is now up.

Wild Mushrooms – Giroles, Chanterelles etc. Still a good assortment available at the moment but the price is fairly high.

 

Negatives… 

Cucumbers – Price has now risen, use sparingly.

Courgettes, Aubergines, Peppers, Tomatoes, Iceberg – All at a very high price at the moment. Please use sparingly in your menus.

Fresh Sweet corn – Supplies are no longer stable and price is high.

 

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.

 

We hope you find the above information useful.

 

The Bean Team

28. January 2017 Posted by The Bean Team
Category: Market Reports