Seasonal update - Mar 14th

Seasonal update - Mar 14th
Wild Harvest UK

Wild Harvest UK

Standard Supplier 14th March 2011

Seasonal update - Mar 14th

Wild Mushrooms
The Turkish morel season started last week.
I’m very much looking forward to seeing the first of the small, fresh, lovely Turkish morels arrive next week.
Portugal is drying up. Chanterelles are coming from the USA (hence a price increase), and we are close to finishing with girolles and pied de mouton for a while. Trompette are consistently good from the West Coast of the USA.
Wild mushroom growth is so linked to climate you can never be sure of the path ahead.
Italian winter truffles are still good. My supplier informs me they will supply next week and finish.
The ugly Biancetti or spring white truffle has a great nose. Two to three weeks left of the short season. The aroma is akin to its winter cousin at a quarter of the price.
Summer truffles are likely to kick off in the second week of April, as still lacking marbelling & nose.
Fruits & Vegetables
Here are just a few additions from our extensive range.

Peas from France.
Broad beans from Spain.
Early Jersey Royal spuds from Tuesday but limited availability
The first fresh borlotti beans from Wednesday
Italian unwaxed leafy lemons now superb and affordable.
Round Italian aubergines.
Wild garlic starting to flow from Norfolk.
Sea purslane (sea beet & nettles in a couple of weeks).
Excellent (but toppy) white asparagus from France.
Lovely baby cherry & plum tomatoes on the vine from southern Italy.
A new addition. Merinda (greenish & ridged) tomatoes also from Italy. We are going to offer a large selection of tomatoes & exotic baby leaves towards the end of Spring.

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