With produce travelling from all corners of the globe there is always something you should stay away from.
This page is designed to ensure you don’t get caught out by listing something on your menu when supply is proving slightly tricky.
Fresh produce revolves around the climate so changes happen frequently, make sure you come back every week to find out what will be difficult during the coming week.
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Aubergines & Courgettes
As noted last week the price for aubergines & courgettes this past week increased, so much so that we heard a warning on the answerphone on Thursday night due to the increase.
A short snappy cold period in Spain has caused the increase as fruit production slowed whilst demand is still extremely high.
Things should stabilise a tad but they are still on the increase.
Due to reduced light here in the UK and over in Europe the incoming supply of edible flowers is really struggling.
We have experienced extremely low volume over the past few days and unless the light levels improve over the water, this coming week could become extremely difficult.
Large Vine Tomatoes
Tomatoes are rising in price all at different levels but the one to watch out for is Large Round on the vine. These beautiful smelling and sweet tasting fruits will be rocketing up this week so please be careful as they may damage your GP
Loose plum is the most affordable option for the coming week.
The crisp heads of Iceberg lettuce are becoming troublesome as supply is tightening up.
Elevated prices for the coming week may hurt so watch out and try and use an alternative.
How about Flat Butter Lettuce (the forgotten hero of the lettuce world)
The price for the trusty oyster mushroom will have a slight increase over the coming week due to a hike in production costs for the grower.
Although northern grown the compost used is a commodity which keeps rising in price. DONT PANIC it won't be a hike which will make them unaffordable but the price will increase slightly to help make the farm sustainable for the future.
The volume of the northern LED grown tomatoes will be reduced this week due to new intercropped plants not quite up to height as the lack of heat in the glass house is causing slow growth.
There will be available fruit throughout the week but volumes will be slightly reduced until the plants gather speed once again.