Between our own exertions at Canara Farm and Lizard Leaves and the intricate web of suppliers we have across Cornwall, the Westcountry and the UK we can supply a huge amount of food without having to import but there are products which cannot be grown here and times of the year when our customers expect to have lines available outside of the Cornish or UK growing season. Lemons, figs, peaches and bananas are perfect examples – no chef can survive without them; similarly tomatoes, courgettes, peppers, specialist salad leaves, no chef works so ‘seasonally’ that they use only UK grown varieties through the short UK cropping season.
Our answer to this conundrum is to supply as much local, regional and then UK produce as we can but where we have to source outside the UK we do so from selected sources, one of which is the extraordinary Rungis Market outside Paris. This huge fresh produce market is one of the great hubs of the international food industry and traders there are in constant contact with our buyers, keeping them informed of the best quality and value available there. There are also specialist food items, aged balsamic vinegar for example, that are not available in the UK. Twice a week we order from Rungis direct (Mondays and Wednesdays) and twice a week we deliver the product to you (Thursdays and Saturdays), there is no quicker way to access one of the World’s biggest food markets – talk to your field sales rep or account manager to find out more. The finest fruit, vegetables and specialist foods from around the world brought to you direct – you’ll be amazed at how fresh it is.
Produce direct from one of the World’s great food markets…