The good summer has given growers a much-needed break after the meteorological chaos of 2013, and prices in some key produce categories have eased as a result.

Tomato prices in the UK are down 30.6% year on year and down 29.7% month on month, thanks to great availability both in the UK and Holland. Potato prices in the UK are also down both on last year and on last month as the new crop has begun to be harvested and supply has improved.

Pepper prices, meanwhile, remain elevated on last year but have started to fall significantly over the past month as supply from the Netherlands has taken over from Spain. Both volumes and quality are reported to be good.

Onion prices in the UK, however, have climbed sharply and are now nearly 30% higher than this time last year, as the wet weather in the second half of 2012 and adverse growing conditions in early 2013 continue to affect supplies.