Market Report 7.10.19

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POMEGRANATES * PRODUCT OF THE WEEK

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POMEGRANATES are in superb form. These are the fruit sold on the branch; we also have huge pomegranates from Sicily.

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FROM MILAN MARKET

Our buyer Tess says: “It was 27’C last week - the final blast of summer heat - but with the heat comes storms and a sign that summer is over. The beautiful stone fruits we have enjoyed for the last few months are having their last show, making way for the seasonal change over. Tardivo has started this week - only available in small numbers and with a gold plated price tag to match! There were all sorts of other produce to be seen this week too; fresh dates still on their branch, little giuggiole strange looking tiny brown apples a sweet delicacy; huge fresh chestnuts; fresh hazelnuts; delicious porcini. This week also saw the first Pienolo hanging tomatoes, new season greens, delicious minestra and wonderful pomegranate branches fresh from the family farm, truly a delicious time of year! Looking forward to seeing Tokyo turnips return, Tyrollean apples and vanilla kaki.”

Tess also recommends: bergamot, puntarella, kiwi berries, aloe vera, prickly pears, kaki fruit, bergamot, castelfranco, courgettes (incl. round), cardoon, Frigatelli peppers, Miyagawa clems.

CONTACT TESS, OUR ITALIAN BUYER: 07766 654732 / tess@eurosalad.co.uk

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FROM RUNGIS MARKET

Our buyer Andy says: “Highlights are figs, quince, chestnuts, walnuts, apples and pears (such as Reine de Reinette apples and Buerre Hardy pears). From Spain, the first citrus is coming into Rungis such as leafy clems. Wild mushrooms are on good form - especially cepes and girolles. There are some lovely watermelons with black skin. A offbeat choice is fresh sugar cane from Costa Rica.”

CONTACT ANDY, OUR FRENCH BUYER: 07810 504512 / andy@esc-foods.co.uk

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Our buyer Gaelle says: “Shortages on cauli, tomatoes and courgettes are easing. In general, volumes are picking up with the Moroccan vegetable season starting: tomatoes, oranges and pomegranates in small volumes now, we’re expecting red chilies (currently very short) around now, and courgettes and Kapya coming in a fortnight.

From France, courgettes available in small volumes and end of season. Beautiful Muscade and Butternut are available and very affordable. Banana shallots are in full season and price has dropped. Colored cauliflower are still available and Romanesco is back in more quantity. Cauliflower is back in volumes too and very cheap. Heritage tomatoes price has dropped this week and quality very good. Artichokes and baby chokes available also but still in limited volumes. Chestnuts are in full season. Roots veg prices are slightly down as there is more volume. From Spain, peppers and aubergines are beautiful and very affordable.”

CONTACT GAELLE, ESC DIRECT: +33 789 866 675 / esc.direct@hotmail.fr

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