As January unfolds, the blood oranges from Sicily will darken in colour. (It's all about temperature swings between night and day around Mount Etna - find out more in our Chef's Guide).
Seville oranges are plentiful but their season is swift - stock up fast.
Other citrus includes late season leafy clems and bergamot, cedro and excellent Navel oranges.
It's the very start of the season for Yorkshire forced rhubarb. Prices are high but will steadily level out.
British brassicas are strong - such as kale (pictured here), sprouts, tops and cabbage. Other homegrown lines include beetroot, carrots, leeks, celeriac and onions.
From the Continent, specialties include agretti (pictured below), radicchio, crosnes, oca, celeriac, chervil root, puntarella and salsify.
Artichokes are a good call.
Cold weather results in brighter colour for purple and yellow cauliflowers.
Butternut squash is in season from Portugal.
At this time of year, certain varieties of tomato come to the fore such as Marinda, Camone and Raf. These are grown in a colder climate so have a distinct profile for texture and flavour.
For exotics, it's a fine time for pineapple and lychees.
Here's one of the forklifts nipping off on a delivery.
Wild mushrooms are on good form, including trompette, chanterelle and Pied de Mouton. These are cultivated Pied Blue.
It's a lovely time on the Market as the year builds up steam. Do get in touch with any comments and queries and see you next month.
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British Produce Update
It has been a soggy few months for British growers, which resulted in waterlogged fields and difficulties in harvesting in the run up to Christmas. It also delayed the sowing of winter cereal crops in some locations. The start of January has been mild, resulting in some reports of early shoots from crops such as wild garlic.