Turkish fresh figs are now in season, Huge in size and absolutely delicious.
For all you English plum fans, we have opals, swanns and avilons available at the moment, but Victorias are just around the corner…………….
English Discovery apples are also now in season, with other English varieties to follow shortly.
Greengages are now in, though proving difficult to get good quality ones in, watch this space………..
There are big changes ahead for C.C.Wells, one of our founding directors, Mark Whitehair, is leaving to set up on his own. As of the 7th july 2013, C.C.Wells shall no longer be trading on the following markets:
Wednesday – Halesworth
Thursday – Fakenham
Friday – Dereham
Saturday – Swaffham
C.C.Wells shall continue to trade on Dereham on a tuesday, Watton on a wednesday, North Walsham and Bungay on a thursday, Beccles on a friday, and Sheringham on a saturday. To all our customers that buy on accounts, we will not be able to accept produce put onto accounts if bought from the markets that we are no longer trading on. We request that all payments for produce had before this date, is paid to C.C.Wells directly and not taken to stalls to avoid complications.
As a company we shall continue to provide a proffesional service of fresh produce to the public via our stalls, or through deliverys to our existing and new customers to come.
We want to take this opportunity to wish Mark Whitehair all the best with his new company
One of the most common questions we are being faced with at the moment is price of items such as Cauliflowers, Calibrese, Potatoes and when will we have sprouting broccoli???? The answer is weather………. England took a major hit of snow and sub zero temperatures as we are all aware, which in turn ended the sprouting broccoli crop, until warmer weather returns. It ruined Cauliflower crop having to be plowed into the ground, and weather only just now stabilising to be resown for a fresh crop, We have been getting cauliflowers from France, calibrese from Spain etc but they are only supplying us their surplus and so eventually demand is greater than supply, hence the rise in price. Potatoes is a disaster and will take easily two seasons to recover (weather depending). Farmers still have potatoes in the ground that are unable to get up, with the downpours before christmas, then snow and ice, the land is still saturated making growing and harvesting conditions impossible. With all the water we have had the crop is then damaged, or rotten and so supply is short and of very poor quality. As i mentioned before England has been importing potatoes in from abroad to keep up with all the demand that we as a country have, which is leading to farmers and other countrys dictating what their crop is worth. We as a company always work on a daily market, and our prices fluctuate being that we buy daily, as soon as these particular items steady you will see the price come down, but for the mean time while we struggle to find the best quality for the best price we ask for your cooperation.
With Christmas just around the corner, we now have an amazing selection of citrus in stock with leafed clementines, satsumas, large navel orange, and small orange to get you in the mood. Dont forget to place your order with C.C.Wells this christmas at Orders@ccwells.co.uk for amazing quality at great value.
We now have dirty fenland celery and purple sprouting available for order.
Potatoes continue to be hard to get hold of anything that is good at a good price, with the weather that we have been having as of late the growers are unable to harvest their crop. we are doing as best as we can to supply the best potatoe available at the cheapest price available.
For updates continue to find us on www.ccwells.co.uk
An snip from an article in the telegraph to explain shortage of good potatoes, and as to why the costs are high for the season…..
The imports, after the wettest June in history, combined with a huge driven spike in demand caused by increased visitors to London this summer due to the Olympics, means that consumers are likely to see a steep increase in the price of chips.
Maria Ball at the British Potato Council said the UK produces six million tonnes of potatoes every year and is usually 80 per cent self sufficient.
But this year fields have been water logged in some of the most fertile areas, like the Severn valley, making it impossible to harvest potatoes.
“It has certainly been a challenge this year. If there are challenges with yield merchants tend to get bigger potatoes from overseas.”
Hayley Campbell-Gibbons, chief horticulture adviser at the National Farmers Union, also said farmers have had a tough year because of the cold and wet, meaning potatoes may be more marked and smaller.
Sadly English Victoria plums are now finished for the season, we now have marjorie seedlings in there place for a short while. Bargains this week are our bucket satsumas, bucket peach, bucket nectarine, bucket greengage, bucket plum and tubbed mixed grape all at only £1 a tub. Keep in touch online at www.ccwells.co.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org
New in this week are new season sprouts and parsnips, winter will soon be setting in!!, but hold onto summer with our sweetcorn sourced locally from oxburgh. For those who like interesting vegetables here we have yellow and purple romanesque available upon request. Visit us online at http://www.ccwells.co.uk
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