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Spring Produce Update

28 April 2021


Oliver Kay Spring Produce Update: 
A round-up of what fruit and veg to choose, and what to avoid on your menus at the current time. With some great UK produce coming through as well as a few issues due to air freight and the weather.
 Let’s get the bad news out the way first!
The UK over–winter produce that is usually ready for spring time, has been struggling due to the big temperature changes from night to day, with very cold, dry nights and warm days. This change in temperature is shocking the produce and preventing it from coming along.
Cauliflower is particularly challenging at the moment. The cauli are great quality and a good white colour, however, they have a heavy frame, and are under-sized with a lower yield. Kale is also in short supply with everyone now waiting on the spring crops to start. 
There are also issues with produce coming in on passenger air freight due to no/limited flights – from countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Thailand and India. This affects produce such as; baby veg, beans, legumes, passion fruit and baby sweetcorn.
Now for the good news from here in the UK!
UK Spring greens from Hesketh Bank are fantastic, beautiful English asparagus from Evesham is in next week, Jersey Royals are also in season now, as is English outdoor grown rhubarb. So, lots of delicious seasonal UK produce for ready to add provenance for your menus.
UK salad leaf will be with us soon in about 2-4 week’s time so we look forward to see leaves such as Little Gems and Fancy Leaf.
For more information and to order please call our team 01204 385463 or order online via our website www.oliverkayproduce.co.uk or via the Oliver Kay app available to download from your mobile app store.





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