Into July now and we’ve got an abundance of UK brassicas for you to enjoy, with this week’s supply of broccoli and purple sprouting broccoli coming in from Gielty of Lyncroft farm. We’ve a whole host of different kale varieties to choose from too: there’s bagged russian kale from Glebelands, red and green curly varieties courtesy of Lyncroft farm, and some fabulous cavolo nero from Libby Flintoff up in Preston.
Also exciting news for this week: we’ve had our first delivery of UK dirty carrots from Bagthorpe down in Norfolk to supplement our delightful selection of Lyncroft bunches carrots, with our first taste of UK washed carrots expected in a few days! UK old season potatoes are pretty much finished now, but with an ever-growing roster of new potatoes to bridge the gap, by next week we expect to have a truly expansive selection of varieties on offer.
From Europe, we’ve got an excellent supply of padron peppers at the moment. This smaller variety of capiscum isn’t particularly spicy, but exhibits a rather more sweet, smokey flavour. Fry in very hot olive oil until they start to blister, season liberally with sea salt and serve with dips for an authentic Spanish bar snack.
On the fruit side, berry varieties are coming in thick and fast with dessert gooseberries and blackcurrants the newcomers this week from Carey Organic. Spanish cherries are also a real highlight, exhibiting a deep burgundy hue and an equally irresistibly tart flavour. Finally, they’ve been getting a mention pretty much every week now, but Spanish and French stone fruits continue to shine in what has been an incredible season so far. We will however be saying goodbye to Spanish navel oranges soon, so be sure to get them while you still can!