Once again, as we are on the cusp of seasons and facing the Covid-19 issues, fruit and vegetables are proving to be very difficult in both supply and then of course, price.
All produce from around the continent (Spain and Holland mainly) – broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers and courgettes are all unstable in supply and costly on the market.
Similarly, UK potatoes and carrots are seeing a huge demand at the wrong time of the year (end of season) and are still very expensive.
Most suppliers are unable to secure any sort of contract price and when they can, the price is massively inflated but at least more stable than paying market price.
The good news is that, with the warm and dry weather we are seeing, farming and growing of UK produce will start to gather pace and availability will shortly be followed by improved quality and steady prices. We are seeing some UK cauliflower, with main crop expected to be ready from early/mid-May. UK broccoli will be a bit later than the cauliflower, hopefully from the back end of May/Early June.