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What's in season - August

Peaches and Nectarines are excellent, especially the white flesh varieties. Apricots and Cherries will be finishing very soon.

English Victoria Plums and Damsons will be starting this month, as will English Discovery eating apples. New season Bramleys are already here. French Greengages and Purple President Plums will be here any day now.

Fresh Figs are plentiful this month and also Strawberries, Blueberries and Raspberries. Cultivated Blackberries can be hard to find at this time of the year. Black, Red and White Currants however are all plentiful.

New season Bunch Carrots will add colour and flavour to any plate, and much underated Kohlrabi is at its best this month with a sweet broccoli stem like taste. New season Potatoes are now good quality, well sized and give very good eating; and Sweet Potatoes (orange flesh) from Israel have just started their season.

Swiss Chard in its white and red varieties are both available now, and Sweetcorn or Corn on the Cob in its early varieties are now being harvested - they just get better each season.

Salads are our main seller this time of the year. Most of our Lettuce varieties i.e. Lollo, Oak, Biondi and Raddichio are grown locally and so are as fresh as can be. Iceberg can get a bit boring so why not try Cos, Little Gem or Chinese Leaf as an alternative; or if you are looking for something different try Batavia or Escarolle Lettuce.

Tomatoes are at their best now, but for that added taste and flavour try our Vine and Cherry Vine varieties - they are in a class of their own.

 

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