Veg new 22nd October
The UK brassica range continues to impress us this week with a great choice of dark green, chlorophyll-rich leaves to choose from. There’s some beautiful cabbages on offer – majestic looking January Kings with their signature purple highlights are huge and excellent value; Savoy cabbages are looking similarly plump and appealing and cavolo nero – or black kale – is proving very popular as the weather gets colder. The mainstay of our brassica supply is from Newfields Organics up in North Yorkshire, a long-term supplier who reliably grow to exceptional standards.
The root stand is awash with choice too – there’s yellow, purple and orange carrots from Royal Oak in Ormskirk, lovely stout leeks, dirty and washed parsnips, Dutch Jerusalem artichokes and turnips, French shallots and an array of potato choices to suit myriad needs – from mashing to chips, curries and roasties – we’ve got you covered.
Ahead of Halloween next week we’re expecting pumpkins to be a popular choice for many. We’ve some lovely options from local growers Farmstart and Dunham Massey, as well as Pam Bowers at Strawberry Fields in Lincolnshire. Squash varieties abound too, we’ve the first arrival of UK butternuts from Vine House Farm in Lincolnshire as well as the 10 or so lesser-known varieties such as Delicata, Acorn, Munchkin and Turban. Ask a team member for our squash guide if you’re looking for a recommendation.
The European fruit season is bringing much delight too – clementine season is well underway and the Nules variety are tasting really good. The Rojo Brillante variety of persimmon have started, prized for their bulbous size and delicate flavour. And finally pomegranates are in abundance, we’re looking forward to seeing the first of the wonderful variety from Agricoop in Sicily due to arrive on Friday.
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