Market Report 9.5.19

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CHERRIES * PRODUCT OF THE WEEK

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The first of the wonderful Lazarre cherries, 9 punnets in a 3kg box.

Mouneyrac have also started on their 2kg shoe boxes of cherries. Sizes 26+ and 28+ available.

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FROM MILAN MARKET

Our buyer Tess says: “In Milan temperatures are on the rise triggering some storms across Italy. We are starting to see more fruit with melons, apricots and the first peaches and nectarines finally arriving, the smell is glorious! Late season citrus is equally delicious with big juicy Navel oranges, Tarocco ipolito are still about and still red inside, chocolate Camone tomatoes are also back. With the season still in transition it’s a best of both worlds, with all the staples such as the items below and looking forward to seeing borlotti beans, ruby apricots, zerbinatti melons, and chilli plants.”

Tess also recommends: Chima di rappe, Punterella, ciccoria, cavolo nero, broad beans, fresh peas, full range of aubergines.

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

WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS FROM RUNGIS MARKET

Our buyer Andy says:Stone fruits are starting to appear in Rungis, heralding the start of summer! Stunning apricots from Spain, AA or AAA available. Peaches and nectarines are in, white or yellow available. All Spanish fruit at the moment but excellent quality. 24's mainly with the odd box of 22's making an appearance.

Globe artichokes are excellent value and tip top right now. Calico from Spain in 9's or 12's are available, plus baby ones from France, either bunches or the loose 'Petit Violet'.

Lots of good courgettes coming in from Provence, round or yellow, green or yellow. Take your pick. Courgette flowers in poly trays also available.”

Andy also recommends: Gariguette and Mara des Bois strawberries, Panach Tulameen raspberries, black and yellow Raspberries, jumbo blackberries and blueberries, white asparagus, onions doux (Sweet onions), Noirmoutier and Ile de Re potatoes.

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

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