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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)
Item Price
Cabbages 60p/each
Potatoes £6.00/25kg
Parsnips 60p/kg
Carrots 45p/kg
Swedes 40p/kg
Kale 65p pack
Beetroot 50p/kg
Cauliflower 65p/each
Spinach 70p/pack,1.30/ kg
Celeriac 65p/kg
Chard 70p/pack
Purple Sprouting Broccoli £2.20/kg
Spring Greens 70p/pack

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