Seasonal Update - March 26th

Seasonal Update - March 26th
Wild Harvest UK

Wild Harvest UK

Standard Supplier 26th March 2012

Seasonal Update - March 26th

 
 
Wild Mushrooms
 
Currently in stock:
 
Morels - Supply still ultra tight. We need rain in Turkey to drive prices down.
Chanterelle Jaune - US
Trompette - US
Pied de Mouton - US
 
Truffles
 
Currently in stock:
 
Italian Winter
Italian Spring Whites
 
We have received a sample of the first Summer Truffles today - very unripe and overpriced. We will stay clear for 3 weeks or so, as you will get more out of a Chinese truffle than these.
 
Fruits
 
Not enough sun yet to see much movement on the fruit front. Tomatoes are now good however.
Merinda Ridged Tomatoes from Spain.
Datterino Baby Plum Tomatoes on the Vine (prices will drop) from Italy.
Fantastic Coeur de Pigeon Tomatoes from the South of France.
 
I have been offered wild strawberries from Spain, but I’m steering clear. These fragrant beauties have a day’s shelf life on them when transported from Kent in May. Best to use our excellent Frozen Fruit in the interim.
 
Vegetables
 
Black Garlic - The market wasn’t ready when I was introduced to this product 3 years ago, I am confident it is now. A Korean specialty fermented in caves, you can use it for everything from garnish, to stuffings and ice creams.
Stock available from Monday in 100g punnets.
 
The first fresh Borlotti Beans from Morocco.
 
Fresh new season Wet Garlic from Egypt. We will switch to France when the time is right.
 
Our picker has been waiting for Sea Beet to recover from the harsh frosts and get to a decent size. He has stopped waiting, as with the increased sunlight it’s likely to go to seed any week soon. This ozone packed leaf if therefore back on our offering.
 
Californian Bay Laurel has kicked off & we are importing alongside our wild mushrooms. This flavour packed leaf is related to (but a world apart from) the common bay. Cinnamon, liqouirice and eucalyptus notes provide a unique flavour for infusions and subsequent dishes.
 
Lovely English Green Asparagus from the UK is flowing nicely, as is limited quantities of the purple variety.
 
Our Scottish Forager hopes to pick early Nettles this weekend, if the size makes them worthy. His Wild Leeks are flowering which is always a nice bonus for presentation.
He’s sending me a small batch of Ground Elder. Small citrus flavoured leaves for salads, they should be treated like spinach.
 
As always this little lot is just the tip of the iceburg, call in to find out more 020 7498 5397…….

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