Market Report - UK seasonal update 6 June 2016

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Editor 6th June 2016

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This week's market report from Wild Harvest features cep, cherries and sweet cicley as well as a whole host of other fruit and vegetables currently in season which you can see below:

Wild Mushrooms & Truffles

Cep

Bulgaria continues to dominate all that is wild and mushroomy.

Small and chunky girolles – Bulgaria

Mousseron-Bulgaria

St George-Bulgaria

Cep-Summer cep are normally partially consumed by small wriggly beasts before us humans get to enjoy them.  Cool temperatures in the Bulgarian mountains are currently producing some real beauties. Cut in half or whole depending on the confidence of the picking stations in the lack of wrigglers.

Hungary continues to ship chicken of the wood, and summer truffles are in abundance from Italy & France.

Fruits

I ate some excellent overpriced French cherries this week. It’s only a matter of time before the rest of Europe and Turkey crop in abundance, and drive down prices.

The same is to be said for early black figs. They are about, but patience will mean you spend less and enjoy more.

Fun yellow watermelons have hit town. Dust of your retro melon baller and pair with truly delicious Charentais melons and a sneaky ball of contrasting  sorbet.

The lovely Venezuelan mango season has now started.

Enough verbose prose. Here’s a list of just some other fruits in fine fettle:- 

  • Flat peaches
  • White & yellow peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Gariguette strawberries
  • Wet almonds
  • Tomatoes in a dizzying array of shapes and colours

Vegetables

Sweet Cicley

One of my favourite foraged lines is coming down from our contacts in Scotland. Sweet cicley is supplied with stem and fronds intact for garnish.

This stuff paired with rhubarb is a revelation, and acts as a natural sweetener when we are all trying to step away from refined sugars.

Baby vegetable options are now broad, and include a steady flow of multicoloured radishes.

Asparagus supply is nice and steady. The quartet of purple, white, wild and green is really worth celebrating whilst we still can.

To sum up here’s a little snap shot of some tasty seasonal vegetables:- 

  • Jersey royal spuds
  • Peas & broad beans
  • Sea aster
  • The humble runner bean
  • Adult and baby artichokes
  • Round and yellow courgettes

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 6th June 2016

Market Report - UK seasonal update 6 June 2016

IN ASSOCIATION WITH