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Veg News 23rd June 2016

If you're feeling fruity there's an abundance of choice this week. Representing UK fruit are strawberries from Whitethorn Farm in Herefordshire. We currently have the Florence variety which is a bigger fruit that’s sweet with some tanginess ad plenty of juice. Varieties change constantly as the season progresses and each one has their own distinct taste and texture.

From further afield there's some lovely and plump Spanish cherries which are rich in flavour despite their pale red appearance - they're quickly becoming a staff favourite... as are watermelons! They're high in juice and sugar - obviously benefiting from the increasing Spanish heat.
French stone fruits are coming more into their own now. It's been a slow start to the season, but apricots are looking and tasting great.
Peaches and nectarines are yet to mature towards that syrupy sweetness, but what you get in return is a hit of juicy freshness!

Last Modified - 23rd June 2016

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Veg News 8th June 2016

It’s a very good week for UK lines; lots of new additions to look forward to, especially those of you that like a brassica or two on your plate are in for treat:

Wednesday we’re starting with green kale, pointy and savoy cabbages from Home Farm, Nacton in Suffolk, and on Friday they’re delivering the first lot of UK broccoli!

Courgettes are loving the sunshine as much we are, so the bulk of our supply this week comes from Lancashire growers Libby Flintoff and Ward & Thompson.

Courgettes are our veg of the month, so look out for lovely courgette based salads and soups from our deli counter.

Over on the fruit side, we’re chuffed to be welcoming strawberries from Whitethorn Farm down in Herefordshire (for the weekend & beyond). It’s a couple of weeks later than 2015 after a cooler spring, but still in time for Wimbledon… Black and redcurrants are a few weeks off, but Spanish Blueberries are plentiful and offer good value, as do watermelons.

Last Modified - 8th June 2016

Grow a Grocery

We think there’s room for a Unicorn-type store in every city, and perhaps more besides. We have no plans to expand outside the one shop, so we’ve put together a guide intended to help facilitate the emergence of new stores run on similar lines.

Starting a new business is a daunting process. The guide is based on the model Unicorn has tried & tested since 1996, and walks potential grocers through all areas of the business, in the hope that it will make starting a new shop an easier process and help existing shops improve and/or expand.


Read the guide here

Last Modified - 10th October 2013

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