Market Update for January 2018

Positives…

 

Blood Oranges – Have been in good supply for the last two weeks, cutting lovely and dark, our personal favourite, highly recommended.

 

Serville Oranges – Season in full swing and available at request although the price is still quite high.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Romanesco Cauliflowers – Excellent quality and availability on these at the moment, still worth picking up.

 

Tenderstem Broccoli – Still in good supply although the price can be unstable.

 

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.

 

Wild Mushrooms – Giroles, Chanterelles etc. We still have a good assortment available at the moment.

 

Winter Salads – Radicchio, Trevisse, Tardivo, Castel Franco – looking really good at the moment, highly recommended.

 

Heirloom Tomatoes – Excellent quality and varieties arriving on the market.

 

Negatives…

French Watercress – Supplies are still a bit scarce due to unexpected amounts of snow in the region.

 

Purple Sprouting – Has been a terrible season this year, would not recommend but we will do our best to source if required.

 

Strawberries – We have switched to Spanish, they are expected to stay stable in price for the next few weeks, the quality will only get better.

 

Yellow Courgettes – Extremely high in price, please avoid these.

 

Spanish Onions – The price has risen this week due to transport issues.

 

Oranges – We have had to move on to Moroccan for the time being and the flavour is not quite as good as the Spanish.

 

Padron Peppers – The price on these has shot up drastically this week.

 

Red Chicory/Endive – From Holland, the price has also risen a fair bit.

 

Coriander – Price remains high this week due to severe weather in Spain.

 

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

 

Leafy Clementine’s – Season now finished, and we have switched to Moroccan Nardacots which still eat lovely.

 

Please drop us a line if you need any further information on seasonal availability.

16. January 2018 Posted by The Bean Team
Category: Market Reports