The first pallet of the year from Strawberry Fields has just landed – fresh tarragon, lovage, sorrel, spring greens and lettuces all beautifully fresh and singing of spring. The puckeringly sour, lemony sorrel functions as herb, salad and a wilted addition to hot dishes too – a versatile and unusual leaf, we urge you to… Read More »
Archives for April 2018
Farmers across the UK breathe a sigh of relief this week as sunshine and warmth trigger a much-needed growth spurt to crops delayed by the unseasonably cold start to the year. We welcome our first delivery today from Preston stalwart Libby Flintoff, her spinach beet and peppery rocket are as fresh and green as one… Read More »
Spanish avocados have been delicious the past few weeks. Lots of flavour and a creamy texture. We can expect them to continue until some time in May, when the Spanish crop will be done and we need to look towards South America. Dubious planting practices and the food miles on those make for a less… Read More »
We mentioned purple sprouting broccoli last week, but after seeing today’s delivery we have to show you how gorgeous it is. Big fresh florets, minimal leaf and tender stalks. We’re getting supplies from Organic pantry in Yorkshire at the start of the week and Francis Sampson (Cornwall) for the weekend.
It’s hard to tell today, but 2018 has been so much greyer and colder than the last couple of years, that all our growers are reporting delays in the growth of their UK veggies. This time last year we were announcing in this veg news the start of the UK tomato season, as well as spinach… Read More »