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This Month: October Market News

MARKET NEWS – October 2019


As we get into the full swing of Autumn we love seeing the shelves brimming over with beautiful harvest produce:

Organic UK grown squash include: Spaghetti squash, Hokkaido, Blue Kuri. Pumpkins are making their usual annual statement in all their Halloween – coloured glory. The large Muscat pumpkins are particularly brilliant for roasting and blitzing for a delicious hearty warming soup. Whilst the little Munchkin pumpkins are great for decoration.  Marrows will also soon by making an appearance.

Summer fruits are starting to fizzle out with English Strawberries coming to an end, with the vibrant Dutch berries becoming more popular.

We see an end of British plums for the time being, a very short season this year due to the weather. Still going strong with the South African varieties Ruby Crunch and Laetitia.

Leafy Clementines are coming soon, or for the more adventurous, the Miaigawa Clementine is available from Italy – a green Clementine, not overly sweet, more of a lemon/lime flavour, but oh so refreshing! Prickly Pear and starfruit are coming in too – for a taste and look of the exotic!

Grapes are still going strong – Muscat and True Glenora Grapes are very good at the moment, better than candy!

Mushrooms – Ceps, Chanterelles and Girolles are all at their height at the moment.

Chestnuts have started to come in – we have them loose, or in their spikey husks. Just get the fires roaring and start roasting!

Apples – Eating beautifully are Golden Delicious and Royal Gala. Pears of note are the red and green Williams Pears, whilst the Comice Pear, the best in our opnion, will be in store in a couple of weeks.

And, of course, Halloween
All shops will be selling carving pumpkins. We will have Small, Medium, Large, XL this year. Looks like a bumper crop this year – so get creative with those carving kits!


Berkswell: made from ewes milk on Ram Hall Farms. Raw milk, animal rennet, often compared to Manchego, though with a more earthy British quality.

Double Barrel Lincolnshire Poacher: matured for over 24 months, the wheels are individually selected to identify which ones have the quality and structure to under go long ageing. Deep, stronger flavour, that retains the classic features of this cheese.

Quader de Cavra Trufflewon super gold at the international cheese awards.  Its a goats milk cheese, washed rind, with black truffle. Comparable in texture to a Tallegio, with a hint of lemon sweetness to balance to truffle.


Domaine George Glantenay Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016: This Pinot Noir has aromas of fresh red fruit on the nose. The wine is well-rounded with lively fruit on the palate. It is attractively perfumed with supple tannins. Alcohol (ABV): 13 %

Buontalenti Chianti 2016: Bright cherry fruit aromas are combined with hints of chocolate and balsamic vinegar. On the palate, the fruit is supported by fine-grained tannins and a gently savoury herb and mineral finish. Feature(s): Carbon Neutral, Vegan, Vegetarian. Alcohol (ABV): 12.5 %

Pieropan Soave Classico 2018: This is a fresh and expressive Soave, with classic aromas of white flowers, almond blossoms, marzipan and a touch of citrus. Rounded, ripe fruit is perfectly balanced by a fresh, clean acidity. Long and fragrant, it has a note of fine, almond pastry on the finish. Feature(s): Certified Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian. Alcohol (ABV): 12 %


Biokef kefir is lovingly made in Devon from Jersey Cows’ Milk and Goats’ Milk.
Natural. Delicious. British.
Original Cows’ Milk: No added flavours, preservatives or sweeteners. Just pure kefir goodness. Biokef Original is perfect to add to smoothies, cereal or even to finish off a curry. Ingredients: Pasteurized Jersey cows’ milk. Live bio cultures.
Honey & Cinnamon Goats’ Milk: An absolute treat. You won’t be able to get enough of it once you’ve tried it. Light and refreshing. It’ll get your taste buds going. Enjoy it on it’s own, or pour it over your Weetabix. Ingredients: Pasteurized goats’ milk. Honey 7.5%. Live bio cultures. Cinnamon 0.1%
Strawberry Cows’ Milk: Delicious and nutritious natural kefir with a puree of real strawberries and dash of honey to add a little sweetness. Ingredients: Pasteurized Jersey cows’ milk. Live bio cultures. Strawberry puree 16%. Honey.

Eli and Pie: Small pastry parcels stuffed with flavour and fierce filling combinations: chicken and chorizo, beef or a vegan chilli. A great bite with your beer or to fill a hole on-the-go, either way this snack packs a delicious punch… Inspired by the pasty and their exotic cousins, Eli’s small but feisty pastry parcels made their mark on the streets of Notting Hill Carnival. Originally baked from a household kitchen in Blighty, Eli’s mission was to provide practical festival food with heart and soul. A fusion of flavours stuffed to the crust with fresh and healthy ingredients, perfectly portioned to grab-and-go get your groove on.

The London Bee Company Honey: two new varieties, a summer honey and strawberry hill, dropped off in store by the bee keepers themselves from hives around London, super delicious.
Strawberry Hill Honey and Summer Honey Our honey is locally produced, unheated, unblended and we intend to keep it that way. Harvested between May and August from hives located in Strawberry Hill, Middlesex, this honey is fruity and has a distinct lime undertone from the lime trees surrounding the apiary.

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