Another week of lockdown, and pressures within the produce industry on availability continue. Here is a reminder of our buying advice on what’s good or not so good to buy during the month of May.

The not so good:

Broccoli
Cauliflower
Potatoes
Apples
Citrus fruits
Cabbages
Peppers

The good:

Grapes
Cucumbers
Tomatoes
Courgette
Aubergines
Jersey Royals
Asparagus

Although high in price on some cases, here are some produce of superb quality at the moment, with varying origins:

Strawberries – Kent/UK
Rhubarb – UK
Chard – UK
Sweet Potato – Spain
Hispi Cabbage – Spain
Yellow Round Courgette – Spain
Savoy Cabbage – Spain
Apricots – Spain
Fennel – Italy
Peas – Italy