Things are starting to look real autumnal on our veg display and it’s making us all very, very excited for the months ahead! You might have already seen the first smatterings of fresh sweetcorn, currently being supplied to us by Foskett down in Suffolk, and we’ll be expecting the first of Pam’s later this week from Strawberry Fields in Lincolnshire. Also from Strawberry Fields we’ve had our first deliveries of the chioggia and golden loose beetroot to join the equally vivid loose red, while Duncan Gielty’s beautifully pigmented red ramiro peppers are another highlight this week: it’s always such a delight to see this kind of produce grown so close to home!
Elsewhere we have a limited supply of Broccoli from New Fields—sadly still a little precarious for the foreseeable due to the weather—but we’ll be receiving cauliflowers from them later this week which are always of outstanding quality.
On the fruit side, French figs are tasting predictably divine, while UK plums continue to shine as the UK orchard fruit season begins to take over from European stone fruits. And with that we’re delighted to announce that we’re now selling our very own cooking apples! With the help and support of the wonderful Kindling Trust agroforestry project on our land near Leigh, we’ve been pruning our apple trees over the last few years and they’re starting to produce a decent crop of cookers, starting with the Grenadier with more varieties to come in coming months!