Produce Report 2019

Produce Report 2019

Spanish/Moroccan produce There seem to be significant prices rises for seasonal veg related to cold weather across the med and demand from the rest of Europe.   Onion Category Onion prices continue to rise as a result of the impact on stock levels from the hot weather across Europe last summer Large Spanish are slowly creeping up and red will not be far behind with a price hike in the markets   Potato Category Update The effects of last year’s unprecedented growing season have been well documented. The lack of stored, quality graded potato, available for current demand and future storage is now being realised. We forecast shortages and price pressure continuing right through to the mid-year and the start of this season’s new crop. Graded Chipping Potatoes – slightly smaller in size – go with trusted brands to ensure best size and quality – we recommend Duchy Fries and Westcountry Fries in Devon Salad Mid Potatoes – harvest quality has been affected by the extreme conditions. Higher prices will continue to reflect stored crop levels against ongoing high demand in this category.     Latest News Links – Low fennel quantities & high prices UK Onion Crop halved High veg prices due to bad weather Potatoes – Quality & Processing Concerns Potato Harvest – Down 25% Food Price Inflation – Record Breaking Food Prices ‘to rise 5%’ UK Carrot Crisis Fears of Food Supply Crisis Farmers Union – Emergency Weather Conference Hot Weather & Fruit Price Hike Heatwave & Drought – Farmers in crisis ...
Potato Category Update

Potato Category Update

The effects of this year’s unprecedented growing season have been well documented. The lack of quality graded potato available for current demand and future storage is now being realised. We forecast shortages and price pressure continuing right through to next summer.   Graded Chipping Potatoes – are a lot smaller in size with a lack of water available to help growing conditions earlier in the year. Salad Mid Potatoes – harvest quality has been affected by the extreme conditions.   It will be a tough period coming up for availability, price and quality, we will keep you updated as we hear or see things but please be aware.     Latest News Links – Potatoes – Quality & Processing Concerns Potato Harvest – Down 25% Food Price Inflation – Record Breaking Food Prices ‘to rise 5%’ UK Carrot Crisis Fears of Food Supply Crisis Farmers Union – Emergency Weather Conference Hot Weather & Fruit Price Hike Heatwave & Drought – Farmers in crisis         ...
Cornwall vs Climate

Cornwall vs Climate

Cornwall is well known for its variety of beautiful beaches and rich history; just a few features that make Cornwall a popular holiday destination and also why many consider Cornwall to be one of the best places in the UK to live. Compared to the majority of the UK, Cornwall has the sunniest climate, the south west coast in particular has the only sub-tropical climate and Cornwall experiences some of the longest hours of sunlight. These factors including the warm ocean currents ensure that the events of snow and frost are a rarity, even during the winter months. But what happens in Cornwall when the climate starts to change? Changes in the climate have implications for all elements of life. Wetter, stormier winters and hotter drier summers will not only impact the environment but also society and the economy; direct impact on water resources, infrastructure, health, tourism and agriculture to name a few. Crops benefit from the coast due to the warm air created by the sea. The conditions help minimize the risk of frost damage and aid growth for crops all year round. With over 400 miles of coastline Cornwall is considered a perfect growing location because of the optimum weather patterns the county has to offer. For a county or country, as some consider Cornwall to be, the economy is heavily dependent on agriculture and tourism. Heavy snowfall, freezing temperatures and strong winds left the entire county covered and farmers and suppliers were faced with a major challenge. Cauliflower is no doubt a favourite amongst fruit and veg with over half a million harvested each week however...
Oatly: The Barista Edition Oats Drink

Oatly: The Barista Edition Oats Drink

New in stock from the Swedish company Oatly: the barista edition oats drink. This carton of barista edition oat drink is based on liquid oats which means it isn’t overly sweet or excessively heavy. This product is 100% Vegan and is a great alternative to those tolerant to dairy, soya and rice milk. The original idea behind Oatly was to find a tasty suitable substitute to cow’s milk and in 1990 the company decided to produce a drink directly from oats. Today Oatly make great nutritious oat based liquids perfect for all occasions for all dietary requirements. You can add a splash to your brew, drink it straight, pour it on your granola or put it to work with your cooking skills. The oats drink is also fully foamable putting you in total control over the density and performance of your foam so you can show case your barista artistic abilities. The Swedish company use only Swedish oats because they are rather unique.  Grown in a Nordic climate this provides long sunny days with short periods of intense rain which make great conditions for oats to grow tall and strong. Did you know that many nasty pesticides used on oats in Europe are forbidden in Sweden? And the minimal traces of heavy metals that you find in regular Swedish oats are not significantly greater than those found in organic Swedish oats and fall well below what is considered to be safe for consumption. Oatly oat drinks are the natural choice for people who want to eat more healthily. Both Oatly the company and their products are the result of...