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What's in season - September

English Broccoli, Runner Beans, Broad Beans, and Courgettes are reaching the close of their season, and as a result you should prepare for prices to rise on these items. We source new season Spanish Broccoli and Courgettes to correct this issue once they become available.

The English Root Crop season was a good one last year, with Jacket Potatoes being super quality. Carrots, Swede, Parsnips, Turnips and Celariac all looked and tasted superb. Pumpkins are now available, as are Butter Nut, Spaghetti and Onion Squashes - which all make a pleasant change to the menu. Super Sweet Corn is at its best this month, so don't miss out - it is delicious.

The season for Peaches, Nectarines and Apricots will finish by the end of September. Spanish Honeydew and Galia Melons have now replaced the Brazilian crop, and these will provide a much better consistency in quality. Sweet Italia Seeded Grapes and Fresh Greek Figs are a welcome change for September, and the English Apple and Pear season is now under way. You can't beat the 'just picked' flavour of our East Anglian fruit, although Cox's are best left until the end of the month.

The English Berry season really suffered last summer, and crops did not yield the high quality that we demand. To counter act this we sourced Belgian and Dutch Strawberries to provide our customers with both quality and shelf life.

Raspberry and Blackberry supplies last year were both short and more expensive than we would normally expect this month.

In salads, Tomatoes and Cucumbers can move slightly up in price, as the English and Dutch season slowly comes to a close.

Finally, Iceburg lettuce crops last year suffered with all the rain we had in August, and this caused them to turn brown in the centre. Also, a lot of crops had to be ploughed back in, causing a slight increase in price.

 

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