April Market Information 

With spring finally here bringing about longer days and milder temperatures, new lines arrive thick and fast as the weather gets warmer. 
At the start of April, key English lines include British Asparagus, wild garlic and Jersey Royal potatoes (available in Mids and ware grades. 
Of course, British Heritage tomato also starting by the middle of the month a long with many British salad crops. 
UK Jerusalem Artichokes 
UK Rainbow Chard 
White Grelot Onion 
Fresh Bergamot  
Lemon Verbena 

Still lots more of the UK grown Produce to enjoy 

Further British lines for April include kales, cabbages, cauliflowers, parsnips, swedes, beetroot and the first salad crops such as heritage tomatoes and cucumbers, grown in heated greenhouses. Also Jerusalem artichokes and purple sprouting Broccoli definitely a good call at this time of year. 
Sea Beet 
Rock Samphire 
Fiddlehead Ferns 
Travisano Lettuce 
Mushroom Eringi (Baby)  
As we approach early spring we find ourselves in the "hungry gap". This is the leanest period in the farming calendar 
from late March to May, when the winter crops are coming to an end and the new-season crops are still busily growing, 
leaving very little available to harvest. Leafy greens are our mainstay in the spring months. 
Fresh Peas 
Pale Italian Aubergine 
Fresh Broadbeans 
Fresh Borlotti Beans 
Italian White Truffel 

Quick Notes: 

Starting in early spring, many colourful fruits and veggies (finally!) hit the market. 
UK Asparagus Start, really weather depending at the beginning of the month, short season of 8-10 weeks. 
UK Rainbow/ Swiss Chard both varieties available. 
UK New Potatoes, new crop to start with from Cornwall. 
UK Strawberries, by the end of the month will be able to enjoy the first pick from Staffordshire Strawberry. 
UK Early Start on Broad Beans and Fresh Peas By the end of the month, Italian and Spanish are both available 

Still Around: 

UK Jerusalem Chokes, Beetroot, Cabbages, Parsnips, Outdoor Rhubarb, Radishes and Spring Green 
Also, Celeriac, swede, Cauliflower, Onion Wild Garlic and Nettles. 

End of Season: 

UK Carrots, Turnips, Savoy Cabbage, Salsify, Leeks, Carrots, Curley Kale, wild garlic by the end of the month. 
When your passion is the creation of memorable dishes, you understand the importance of working with the best possible ingredients. 
 Here at Chef’s Choice, we understand that too. That’s why we are ideally placed to supply your fruit, vegetables and other produce. 
Please give us a call on 02045052692 to speak with one of our experts or email us on sales@chefschoicefruits.com 
One of our team will be in touch shortly. 
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