Turnips is a retailer and wholesaler of quality fruit and vegetables, sourcing and supplying the very best produce at Borough Market. We are passionate about flavour, freshness and the seasons seeking out the best varieties straight from farmers as much as we can.
Quality is of utmost importance to us. We are passionate about quality seasonal produce, striving to source the best varieties straight from farmers as much as we can and promoting it.
That is not to say we do not also stock your everyday staple pantry produce items, but we want to celebrate quality. Fruit and vegetables are about more than just nutrition and health; their flavour and freshness is part of what makes them so important. Fresh produce is often considered to be second to meat and fish, for example, but it should not be at all. Food should be about pleasure so quality is greatly important no matter the food group and this most definitely applies to fruit and vegetables.
All outdoor-grown produce has around a 6 week season, which means that they each have a period of time during the year in which they thrive because of the specific conditions that they are grown in. Within this 6 week season, there are early, mid and late varieties, each of which differ in flavour, texture and sometimes, appearance. Seasonality and provenance are so important because that is when produce is at its peak regarding flavour and we should be celebrating seasonal produce, but unfortunately it is just not yet common knowledge and this is where we come in.
We want to show you what we think is the best produce and when you should be buying and eating them. And whilst we do champion certain British produce that we believe truly trumps others from different countries, quality produce is not restricted to Britain. Europe is considered after the UK, and then the rest of the world. Our range and quality of produce may seem daunting at first, however the produce is often very easy to enjoy. We hope to impart our passion for and knowledge of quality produce to enrich your food and cooking experience.