Produce suppliers are talking about ‘value’ when planning menus over the next few months.
When it comes to vegetables Jerusalem artichokes, parsnips, savoy cabbage, red cabbage and beets are all great options.
USA sweet potatoes come into their own this month and make an excellent alternative to more traditional roots.
Improved availability of both cauliflower and broccoli during February should also lend itself to improved pricing on these lines.
Aubergine and courgette are currently a struggle for quality so it’s a recommendation that our members keep stock tight on these product lines where possible.
Salad availability and pricing was significantly hit in January, but we are seeing better volumes now and more favourable pricing. Lettuce, gem, cos and iceberg are more readily available and pricing is more stable.