Happy as we are to have survived the heatwave of last week, we can expect to feel its effects for some time: thyme, mint, and coriander from Strawberry Fields have all suffered at the hands of the unprecedented temperature spike so we won’t be seeing much of these for a little while.
On the bright side, we’ve still got plenty of wonderful produce for you to fill your boots with this week, starting with hot wax chillies from Ward and Thompson. With their glossy banana yellow skins and mild, tangy flavour, these peppers work excellently in pickles and stews, and thanks to their large size are perfect for stuffing (Palace Culture almond ricotta works a treat!) and roasting in the oven or on the barbeque.
From Glebelands, radishes are providing a similarly vibrant pop of colour to our display and are tasting just as good as they look. Russian kale is also looking fabulous if you’re looking for something a little different to the regular curly kale varieties, and its comparatively tender texture make it suitable for eating raw in a salad during these warmer months. From elsewhere in the UK, we’ve got a great supply of Broccoli this week courtesy of Will Edwards of New Farm in Lincolnshire (ours are delivered in ice directly to us to ensure optimum freshness) as well as an abundance of aubergines from Lyncroft farm in Ormskirk.
From Europe we’ll be expecting French figs and grapes by the end of the week, but unfortunately it’s a similar situation on the continent with regards to the recent extreme weather, and the heat has brought the European stone fruit season to an abrupt end. That said we still have a decent supply at the minute and what we do have is tasting fantastic, so just be sure to grab some over the next weeks if you don’t want to miss out!