The tomato seaason is in full swing, too, now - these cherry tomatoes are really sweet with just a hint of acidity. Heritage varieties are available, too, from our suppliers, Oakleaf who make daily visits to Rungis market in Paris.
Did you see Rick Stein's programme this week? A young woman was rubbing raw tomato across a piece of crusty sourdough bread and toasting it then serving drizzled with olive oil. It looked delicious - try it with one of our fantastic Wild White Spelt.
The English Peppers are really cheap now and have excellent flavour.
Matt's allotment has started producing too and he brought a tray of his opal plums in to sell. Its a young tree he explained so the fruit are still relatively small despite his doing the recommended thinning of fruit buds when they first appear to encourage those left to grow bigger. there were swan gage, greengages and little golden mirabelles in too, and there'll be victorias along soon too.
These yellow beans are a firm favourite with Beanies staff although customers haven't quite caught on yet - known as haricots beurre they're a far cry from what we call butter beans. Give them a go lightly steamed and with a knob of beurre.
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