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Organic Market – Fruit and Vegetables
Suzanne Rees, Organic Fresh Food Company reports:
Glorious weather has raised everyone's spirits and growers have been out cultivating and planting in near perfect conditions. However cold nights are still causing problems with slow germination and early Pembroke potatoes currently running three weeks late. The early very wet conditions meant planting was difficult and now the cold nights are slowing growth down. Indoor tunnel crops all came together creating a moment of feast from famine but with growers now taking all the early crops out ready to plant tomatoes and cucumbers the supply and demand will even out. Lovely UK lettuce is now coming forward to a fairly strong market but many growers lost all of their purple sprouting broccoli but those with a small crop are selling to a very strong market. The season will be very short with the early and late crops again all coming together. Last season's carrots are now showing signs of breakdown after the wet summer and I foresee a long and hungry gap looming!
Current prices 15th April 2010 (ex-farm)
Kale 65p pack
Spinach 70p/pack,1.30/ kg
Purple Sprouting Broccoli £2.20/kg
Spring Greens 70p/pack
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