Fruit & Veg in Season this May

Fresh Peas
Podding these always brings back lots of memories...

What’s new from Clements Wholesale Fruit & Veg this month…

Well we’ve certainly had some April showers in the past week or so but even the wet weather didn’t put shoppers off from visiting their local shops & farm shops – great news for smaller retailers & let’s hope it continues. This continued surge in demand has certainly kept the Clements team busy at the warehouse in Spalding.

Forklift

English Asparagus is now at it’s peak & there are some great looking salad lines arriving from UK growers, right now it’s the smaller plants such as little gem that are easiest to source – a really uplifting start to the UK season.

Asparagus

Lettuce
Fantastic Little Gem from G’s Growers near Ely.
Pak Choi
Always great to see UK grown exotic lines

Summer is always within touching distance when the peas & broad beans arrive. Super fresh, crisp & sweet it is definitely worth stocking these early on to show shoppers that it pays to shop local. Consumers are always on the look out for new summer lines at this time of year – we’re all trying to get there as fast as we can!

Fresh Peas
Podding these always brings back lots of memories…

Broad Beans

We promised them last month & they’ve only just arrived – stone fruit from Southern Europe. Sweet & juicy these nectarines & peaches taste just as good as they look…

Nectarines

Peaches

Tomatoes are really starting to come in their own this month too. From super sweet cherry vine to more unusual varieties there are plenty to try.

Cherry tomatoes
These beauties are more like sweets than tomatoes – once you start eating them you can’t stop!
Tomatoes
These unusual heritage tomatoes are very eye catching.

More speciality products from the Continent to look out for include rainbow chard, radicchio & globe artichokes. All great products to try if you haven’t already – your customers are unlikely to find these in the supermarkets.

Chard
The colours of these rainbow chard bunches are stunning!
Radicchio
The radicchio season is coming to an end – now is the time to try it
Artichokes
Amazing dipped in butter – a real favourite in Continental Europe

There are lots of fantastic fruit lines coming in to their own now too. Watermelons from Morocco are perfect for families with kids at home all day looking for healthy snacks & of course strawberries are always a favourite.

Watermelon
Super juicy – kids always love watermelon

Watermelon

Strawberries
The first of the Belgian strawberries, always a fantastic quality product.

Back to British to round off, rhubarb & purple sprouting broccoli are still good shouts & don’t forget to keep a good stock of new potatoes – once shoppers have started on these they don’t want to go back!

Rhubarb

Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Of course June means English Strawberries, the warmer weather will hopefully mean an early start to the outdoor season & we will let you know as soon as they are available. To receive updates straight in to your inbox so you are one of the first to know about new products subscribe to our newsletter here.

See you next month – we are already looking forward to apricots & masses of cherries.

In the meantime do get in touch with us. The team at Clements Wholesale Fruit & Veg are always happy to answer queries, source new products or show you around our premises in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

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