This crop grabs the headlines for May, although the last wild garlic, peas and broad beans are not far off the front page.
For sheer novelty, it’s hard to resist the beauty of this purple sweetheart Hispi cabbage over at P&I.
Tomatoes are also bringing bags of colour. The choice of varieties is building every day, such as these yellow beefsteaks.
Nutbourne Nurseries, one of the leading UK specialty tomato growers, are also well underway. See our Grower Profile on this class act.
The first sweetcorn has arrived – all the way from Morocco.
English kale and purple sprouting is on hand. Potatoes include Jersey Royals. Rhubarb is on form, with plenty of the cheaper outdoor grown and the last of the premium indoor forced rhubarb, too. You can find out more about remarkable forced rhubarb in our Product Profile.
For stone fruit, the season is shifting from South Africa to Spain and other areas of Southern Europe. The first Spanish peaches, nectarines and cherries have arrived.
Strawberries and raspberries are often Spanish, too.
Specialties include red Tropea onions and agretti from Italy, white courgettes, fennel, Violet aubergines, Jerusalem artichokes, celeriac, and Petit Violet and Globe artichokes.
For wild mushrooms, look out for Morels, Pied Bleu, Chanterelle and St George. If you missed it, catch our last Grower Profile on Smithy Mushrooms up in Lancashire.
At this time of year, mornings on the market can be truly gorgeous - with moody, pink and orange dawns. Here are some of the teams at work.
See you again in June, when summer will be in full swing! As always, drop us a line with any comments or queries.