Cauliflowers can technically grow in the UK all year round over different part of the country, but even under non-heatwave conditions they’re a tricky product to source. We’re stocking some new season ones from Northern growers Gielty (Lancs) and Wass (Yorks) this week and so far we’re impressed with the size and quality – nice and clean looking!
Radish is abundant from local growers Glebelands as well as Lancashire based Ward and Thompson. At this time of year the leaves can start to yellow and look a little rustic, but if you can look past this, there are fresh and crunchy bulbs in it for you!
Sweetcorn from Lucy Watts is tasting great from the start. Other growers are reporting a good harvest – one of the few crops thriving under the burning sun.
UK Squash season has begun! Choice is plentiful from the start with turban, spaghetti, custard squash from Strawberry Fields (Lincs) and a smattering of round Bondo di Nizza, grown in Cheshire. Summer squash is juicier than its cured winter counterpart, but still lends itself well to simply roasting with herbs and salt.
From Europe: French charentais melons have hit their peak: very sweet and juicy.