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  • Courgettes: Embracing the glut

    Summer is awash with courgettes that can be seen spilling out of almost every commercial kitchen in the land. But as the glut takes hold, leaning into this treasured ingredient could arm you with some dynamic possibilities. The humble courgette delivers the chef with a product that offers both flavour and texture. Unlike other members … read more…

  • July’s Seasonal Spotlight is out now!

    Download here: July 2019 Seasonal Spotlight In this month’s Spotlight, we take a look at our top two seasonal picks, avocados and courgettes. We also catch up with our avocado suppliers Greencell and explore what’s on trend in the world of produce. We also have the latest news of when our specialist range of UK Heirloom tomatoes and sweetcorn will … read more…

  • Dynamic wraps for summer 2019

    Food on the go is big business. From your pre-packed sandwich and ‘meal deal’, to take-out street food vendors offering up regional dishes from across the globe, you’ll notice that cutlery isn’t often needed. The wrap has slowly been gaining ground as one of the most versatile structural applications in food service. You’ll be no … read more…

  • I say gelato, you say….

    Whether you’re serving ice cream from a street service kiosk window, or pushing them during al fresco lunches, summer is game time for this profitable pocket of the dessert section. Chocolate, mint choc chip and strawberry are the classic favourites that bring with them a nostalgic tug at the heartstrings. However, today the flavour landscape … read more…

  • Missing out on take-out?

    It’s never been easier to enter the take-out market, and no matter what type of food service operation you’re running, it’s about time you explored your options… There’s no disputing that catering and hospitality is in a state of flux. Over the past 6-7 years the street food market has grown exponentially and the types … read more…

  • June’s Seasonal Spotlight is out now!

    Download here: June 2019 Seasonal Spotlight In this month’s Spotlight, we take a look at our top two seasonal products, lettuce and melons. We also catch up with our salad growers in Lancashire and take a look at what’s on trend in the world of produce. We also check out what our NPD Chefs have been trialling in Fresh Kitchen, including an … read more…

  • Losing it for lettuce

    It’s one of the most undersung ingredients in the kitchen and one that could unlock a wealth of new recipes for you. But before we do this, we need to forget about sad salads of shredded iceberg, sliced cucumber and a smattering of cherry tomatoes. The aforementioned salad offering is a classic throwback from the … read more…

  • Fighting Food Waste with FareShare

    Sustainability and tackling food waste is high on the agenda for many businesses. Restaurants like Silo in Brighton have paved the way for many other low waste food operations that find culinary uses for offcuts and scraps, as well as contributing to composting schemes. As one of the UK’s largest fresh produce wholesalers, we know … read more…

  • Welcome to the new Fresh Direct monthly Seasonal Spotlight.

    Download here: May 2019 Seasonal Spotlight! Our new monthly Seasonal Spotlight will give you a proactive outlook of the produce market, news from the field and a look at what’s coming into season. Our NPD team will also be providing an overview of the latest trends they’re seeing in foodservice as well as a few … read more…

  • Asparagus: The king of spring

    Perhaps the most iconic and exciting crops of the season, asparagus marks the beginning of warmer weather and delivers wonderful freshness, texture and a flavour that’s truly unique. The British asparagus season usually runs for eight weeks starting around April 23rd. However, in recent years home-grown asparagus has started to appear up to three weeks … read more…

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