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PRODUCER OF THE WEEK - SAVEUR DE CHAILLY TOMATOES
WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FROM MILAN MARKET
Our buyer Tess says: “In Milan, heat has ramped up with a steady 30’ and sunshine but it’s still triggering a few storms. All the delicious stone fruits now available - white peaches, white nectarines and the white hybrid Merendell to come, delicious flat peaches, peaches and nectarines already in. The black bobby beans have started (for the goths among you!) also the bright yellow courgettes are now in. On the fruit side, the big long watermelons are here. Some of the citrus is starting to tail off now, with leafy Tarocco becoming sparse. We are looking forward to seeing fresh figs, the Vesuvio tomatoes, and yellow watermelons - summer is here!”
Tess also recommends: Borlotti, courgettes of all kinds, fennel, Tropea onions, Abate pears, yellow and purple cauliflowers.
CONTACT TESS, OUR ITALIAN BUYER: 07766 654732 / email@example.com
WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FROM RUNGIS MARKET
Our buyer Andy says: “Beans are coming into their own, and not the ones out of a tin! Our favourite beans from Val de Loire are back in, including the wonderful superfine beans, hand harvested and graded to three different levels of fineness! Ever popular yellow wax beans and purple beans are available from Provence. It's also time to champion the humble courgette. Amazing quality from Provence are around: green, yellow, tiger stripe, round or conventional long ones are in and a must for summer dishes. We also spotted the first of the courgette flowers in punnets today.”
Andy also recommends: Label Rouge cherries - red and white, Ile de Re potatoes, Mara des Bois strawberries, French new season apricots, new season figs, flat peaches.
CONTACT ANDY, OUR FRENCH BUYER: 07810 504512 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our buyer Gaelle says: “FRANCE: courgettes - excellent quality but price on the rise due to heavy rain and lower volumes - expecting a shortage for a good ten days. From Brittany, artichokes are available - little purple or big globes, only baby chokes price is up. Leek price is still extremely high. Probably the last week for banana shallots; a new variety shall start within 3 to 4 weeks. Heritage tomatoes are beautiful and available in volumes and price is stable. Carrots available but still pricey.
SPAIN: courgettes are now at the same price as French. Chilies are back - beautiful quality and price already low, a few Palermo now available. Galia melon quality has improved, but volumes are short on big sizes. Broccoli has become short and price very high.
MOROCCO: new season pumpkins have started. Red and green chilies are available - affordable and good quality. Watermelon volumes are now shorter and price is up.”