Market Report by Wellocks 22 Mar 2012

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Wellocks of Lomeshaye, Lancashire, is a quality supplier of both fresh and dry ingredients that is sourced from all over the country and abroad, mainly from local producers and farms that take pride in what they produce. Missed the previous Wellocks Report? read it here. The morel mushrooms arrive on Tuesday, but they will be expensive for the first ones maybe around £80 per kilo! But as you know they will soon come down in price. Lots of wild leeks and garlic leaves are just starting to come through, but be careful, if you go out foraging some farmers may not be too happy about it! If you cant get out on a friendly farm, just give us a call. Wet purple and white garlic is here starting at around £5 per kilo, but again next week it will be cheaper. Mont Ventoux Borlotti beans have started, these are just beautiful and your podding heaven is complete with Italian broad beans and garden peas; be careful where you get these from as there is a massive diff erence in size taste and quality. We are getting them form Calabria which are far superior to the ones from Sicily and France. The French gariguettes are simply stunning at £4 for 250g and the frais des bois at 4.80 for 150g from Spain spoil you for choice. South African black figs at £14.25 for 23 and raspberry for £2.50 per punnet are also stunning, again far superior to the Spanish in flavour and appearance, they very much resemble the best in UK when in season. The top home grown products at the moment, for me are purple sprouting broccoli £12 for 4.5k and the Glasshouse little gem at £1 each, more than the bog standard Spanish but again, so much better! We even have Glasshouse asparagus from Evesham, amazing as it is so early and very good, plus French white and green outdoor asparagus, the choice is yours! So the spring menus are pretty much good to go and now it's over to you for the creative bit! James Wellock

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 22nd March 2012

Market Report by Wellocks 22 Mar 2012

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