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  • A New Era For The Brussel Sprout

    Once the most maligned vegetable on the Christmas spread, this hardy winter brassica has undergone something of a make-over…. The humble sprout has never really been met with the warmest reception. Whether through bad press, poor preparation or simply being misunderstood, this cornerstone of the Christmas dinner is something that’s long been endured, rather than … read more…

  • November’s Seasonal Spotlight is out now!

    Download here: November 2019 Seasonal Spotlight In this months spotlight, we also take a look at our top seasonal picks brussel sprouts, figs and Tendril pea shoots. We also catch up with one of our dairy suppliers Tims Dairy. As we head into November it’s time to start planning ahead to Christmas and the New … read more…

  • October’s Seasonal Spotlight is out now!

    Download here: October 2019 Seasonal Spotlight In this months spotlight, we also take a look at our top seasonal picks exotic mushrooms, tomatoes and onions. We also catch up with grower Jason Thurlow who supplies onions into our supplier QV Foods. The UK summer growing season also comes to a close this month meaning we’ll … read more…

  • September’s Seasonal Spotlight is out now!

    Download here: September 2019 Seasonal Spotlight In this month’s Spotlight, our Head of Procurement Liz Wood talks about how volatile and inconsistent weather across the world is impacting the supply of fresh produce.  We also take a look at our top seasonal picks carrots, pumpkins, butternut squash and melons. Following a challenging 2018/19 season for … read more…

  • August’s Seasonal Spotlight is out now!

    Download here: August 2019 Seasonal Spotlight In this month’s Spotlight, our Head of Procurement Liz Wood talks through CSER in the foodservice sector, and how we’re working towards our long term goals. We also take a look at our top two seasonal picks, potatoes and onions. Following a challenging 2018/19 season, we’re excited about the new season … 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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