Summer mornings - as dawn breaks - are a great time to visit. This is part of the team at wholesaler P & I, along with Shiva Ramesh from the Post Office, who's worked here for 32 years.
British produce is abundant. Soft fruit still strong, including gooseberries and strawberries. Black, red and white currants are peak season.
English cherries are coming to the end of their season. Not long now until the first homegrown apples, with Discovery variety leading the way. Cobnuts and plums also imminent.
Stone fruit from the Continent is superb. Apricots are tailing off, but peaches and nectarines are on hand, including white and red-fleshed peaches and blood nectarines (a.k.a. nectavignes).
Grapes are a classy buy - the first Muscat from France join the Prima variety. Other key producers include Italy and Greece.
The full range of melons are here, too - including watermelons.
Right now you'll find black figs from France and Spain plus green from Italy. Not long now until the start of Bursa black figs from Turkey. (Get the full low-down in our Chef's Guide to this ingredient.
On the veg front, it's a fantastic time for beans of all kinds. (See our Chef's Guide.)
The first English runner beans have started. Our specialist wholesalers are bringing in Coco de Paimpol beans from France, Borlotti, purple Bobby beans, Pelandroni and flat white.
Other EU lines include excellent French garlic, smoked garlic, leafy celeriac, girolle mushrooms and the full gamut of courgettes, including patty pans, round, Romanesco and Trombetta. Early squashes such as Delicata are also ready.
UK growers are also sending produce such as courgettes, carrots, beets, cabbages, salads, herbs, kales, tomatoes, the first sweetcorn and stunning Romanesco.
See you next month for September's Market Report, when we will celebrate the apple season and British Food Fortnight. Get in touch with any questions or comments using the fields below.
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