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Veg News 4th May 2016

If you have been enjoying the lovely purple sprouting broccoli from Francis Sampson in Conwall, this may be the last week, so make the most of it! He’s also delivering a decent amount of caulis and the last batch of savoys.
On the flipside of all these wintry lines ending, there are some great lettuces from Strawberry Fields (Lincs), both red and green varieties.
Spring onions will make their UK debut at the end of the week too. Herbs have been struggling a bit because of the cold but the forecast is looking good, so they should pick up soon.
Avocados are a noticeable gap this week and quite possibly for a good few weeks. The Spanish season has ended, which means we are looking towards the Peruvian crop now. As a rule we don’t sell any produce that is transported by plane so we are waiting for the first shipment by boat (same story for limes!).

Last Modified - 4th May 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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