Best in Season Selection
- Chef Notes
Introducing the Best in Season Selection, filled with 10 generous portions of our shining seasonal stars - a selection of the finest speciality, heritage and heirloom varieties of fruit and vegetables from our little black book of the UK's best growers, plus some of the best independent growers from across the channel.
Curated by our in-house chef experts each week, this is not your everyday fruit & veg box. It includes the same outstanding products and varieties that Michelin-star chefs are using as seasonal heroes on their menus at this time of year. These are the products that you can't find in the supermarket; whether that's because of the careful attention paid to the crop by our artisan producers, the unusual heirloom varieties you didn't even know existed, or the visually stunning heritage crops grown specially to amaze chefs and home cooks alike.
To help you along on your journey to discover new flavours and varieties, we always include a weekly produce card in your box. Developed by our in-house Resident Chef Leigh and his expert team, we give you some more information about what we've included in your box and why, as well as some handy tips and tricks to get you started in the kitchen. Plus you'll receive one full recipe each week including one of our hero products.
Here's an idea of what you can expect this week (w/c 19th October):
- 1x Chantenay Carrots, 400g, Fresh Gro, Nottingham
- 1x Tenderstem Broccoli, 500g, Holm Select, Bedlam's Farm, Cambridgeshire
- 1x Roscoff Onions, 1kg, Sol Pom
- 1x Organic Onion Squash, Holm Select, Bedlams Farm, Cambridgeshire
- 1x Jerusalem Artichoke, Sol Pom
- 1x Ratte Potato, 1kg, Sol Pom
- 4x Red Windsor Apples, Mudwalls, Alcester
- 4x English Conference Pears, Alan Hudson, Cambridgeshire
- 2x Black Nourrit Figs, Pewe
- 1 x Blueberries, 113g, Cobrey Farms, Herefordshire
- The French Roscoff region has been growing the Roscoff onion since 1647, one of the only onion varieties often used by Michelin-star chefs as the ‘star of the show’ thanks to their super-sweet flavour, fragrant aroma and silky texture.
- Grown by David Wheeler at Alan Hudson's fruit farm in Wisbech St Mary, Cambridgeshire, these English Conference pears are harvested by hand, being picked upwards to keep the stalks intact. The soil in Wisbech is particularly good for growing fruit, as the fens, where David’s trees grow, used to be situated on the coast below sea level, making it nutrient-rich and ideal for farming.
- There is nothing quite like the taste and texture of the French Nourrit black fig. Deep purple in colour and bursting with flavour they work perfectly in sweet and savoury dishes. Sourced from Pewe at the Rungis International Market in France they are perfectly ripe, offering sweet flesh, crunchy seeds and a slightly nutty flavour.