English Runner Beans Photo ©Evie Saffron Strands
So, what new season produce can we expect to come through our doors through July?
It’s the month of Climbing Beans, so expect Borlotti, English Runner Beans, Fine Beans and creamy French Coco Beans.
Watercress sourced direct from Kingfisher Farm in Surrey, who have been growing watercress for more than 150 years, should be with us a while longer and English Aubergines and Courgettes should be coming in.
English Norfolk Scraper Potatoes and La Ratte from France. There may be more early English potatoes as the month progresses.
Kent grown Strawberries and Raspberries continue and English Gooseberries.
English Cucumbers, Radishes, Spring Onions and Chard. We expected English grown Fennel too but the crop isn’t doing too well this year so we await news.
Tastier Sweetcorn should be arriving from the Continent followed by the English crop.
Crunchy French Grelot Onions will continue through the month and we will have a good supply of Round, Romana, Trompetta, White, Yellow and Green Courgettes.
Ever-sweeter varieties of sun-ripened Italian and French Tomatoes. As always we will select the best including the wonderful Sorrento Tomatoes grown in the volcanic soil around Mount Vesuvius. Unbeatable Ligurian Basil to go with them.
From France, new season Celery, La Ratte Potatoes and Brittany Artichokes.
Large Watermelons from Italy. Various varieties of Melons.
Round Peaches, Flat Peaches, Nectarines and Apricots. There will be blood varieties of stone fruits too - Pêche de Vigne and Nectavigne.