Tom Moggach's blog

Fruit & Vegetable Market report [JUNE]

What’s in the suitcase? A chef’s haul of ingredients for their pop-up supper club. 

Customer Profile: London Zoo

Fussy customers are every chef’s nightmare. But the animals at London Zoo take the biscuit.

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report [MAY]

 “It’s a team effort - Scotty does the selling and I do the purveying,” chuckles Danny Johnson of Premier Fruits.

How City Harvest give food another life

“It’s good to share the love,” says Bob Bowers of wholesaler P and I, loading the van with donations.

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report [APR]

‘A’ is for April and asparagus – the main arrival this month. Other stars include tomatoes, wild garlic, rhubarb and Jersey Royals.

Product Profile: Health Trends for 2017

In a recent poll of market traders, healthy eating was voted as the number one trend boosting their sales. If you travel across London, it’s not hard to see why. High-end juice bars.

Fruit & Veg Market Report [MAR]

At this time of year, France is laughing – the warmer climate means growers edge ahead with early spring crops such as wild garlic and asparagus.

Customer Profile: Pomona

“Now the buzz word is local,” says Martin Gallagher at Pomona. “People want our stuff to be English if at all possible.”

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report [FEB]

There’s a positive side to the recent fruit and veg crisis – a renewed appreciation of British produce.

Product Profile: Blood Oranges

Courgette crisis. Supermarkets with empty shelves. The news was stuffed with the dire impacts of freezing weather in Southern Europe.