Market Produce Supplement

This post is the eighth from Lou at Wild Harvest that I’ve published here on the blog & it looks like it will the last from her as she’s sadly moving on. Hopefully the supplements will keep coming as I know a lot of you find them a source of information which is helpful. I’m sure many of you like me would like to wish her all the best for the future.

And so to the update:

Mushrooms & Truffles

 The mushroom season seems to be recovering after a mild winter; Portugal is in full swing offering a great variety.   We are receiving good Pied Mouton which is in lovely shape, clean, neat mushrooms with a good colour and texture.  Chanterelles are also coming in from Portugal and we can offer Grey or Yellow legged; the yellow chanterelles are small, neat, delicate little beauties with a vibrant colour and the grey are a little larger and sturdier.  Both varieties are in a good, clean condition.  Girolles are still enjoying a surprising, late second flush, also in Portugal.  These are beautiful, small, neat and clean with a good colour and apricot-like aroma.  Finally we are receiving Trompette de la Mort from America; they are lighter in colour than the Swedish and Finnish varieties we received in end of 2011, though more a charcoal grey than a pencil grey.  Again they are clean and tidy.  Unfortunately a lack of rain in South Africa means another week without Ceps, we will start exporting rain clouds to the region as soon as Luke comes back from his honeymoon on Monday.

At present, we are only working with Black Italian Winter Truffles, which are in good condition.  They are lighter in colour than the Perigord we have previously seen and can be quite large in size (up to 200g approx.) but with a good aroma and marbling.

Seasonal Produce

  • Blood and Seville Oranges
  • Leafy Clementine and Lemons
  • Sharon Fruit (Kaki / Persimmons)
  • South African Plums, Apricots and yellow Peaches
  • Quince
  • Finger Limes and Buddha’s Hands
  • Red Bartlett, William and Comice Pears
  • Royal Gala Apples
  • Poivrade, Globe and baby Artichoke bunches with the stem on
  • Iron Bar Pumpkins
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • White Cauliflowers, Romanesco and Cima di Rapa
  • Green and Black Radish
  • Heritage Carrots
  • Jerusalem Artichokes, Crosnes, Parsley and Chervil Root
  • Candied, Golden, Crapaudine and baby purple Beetroot
  • Yellow Courgettes
  • Oca Tuber, Vitelotte purple potatoes and Ratte potatoes
  • Pea Shoots
  • Wild Rocket
  • Metisse
  • French Purslane (Pourpier)
  • Puntarella
  • Sea Purslane
  • Sea Beet
  • Sea Buckthorn

Season End:

  • Red Mustard Frills
  • Chestnuts
  • Apricots

As always a big thanks to Lou at Wild Harvest for making this update possible, and if you’d like to know any more information you can contact them below:

Wild Harvest Ltd

Units B61-64 New Covent Garden Market


W: WildHarvestUK
T:020 7498 5397


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