Veg News 9th January
We’re through Christmas and New Year now and getting back into the swing of things.
A huge thanks to our growers who were straight back into the fields last week once again to keep us supplied with some fantastic produce. With an unusually slimmed down brassica range due to the appalling weather we’ve had, this week is a good opportunity to get stuck into some less common varieties.
Kalettes and kalette tops return to our shelves over the next few days and are a welcome new addition with their frilly layered and striking purple-green leaves. Sweet and nutty, and mercifully quick to prepare and cook, these are an instant addition to our plates here every January.
We’ve also a good supply of fantastic caulis from Francis Sampson down in Cornwall this week. Unpredictable weather patterns have played havoc with supply so far this season, but we expect more consistent availability over the next few months.
We’re in full flow citrus season here now with Navel Oranges tasting and looking fantastic.
Our clementines have reached their peak and are just the right balance of sweet and tang.
Blood oranges are also on the scene now with both the full blood Moros and the less blushed Tarroccos in the range this week. These are more complex in flavour than a navel orange and slightly sherbety.
Eat them as they are or juice them up for a January pick up.