When Melrose and Morgan was just a glint in our eyes, over 15 years ago now, one of our main aims in opening a shop was to put grocery shopping back into the community. Back then, supermarkets were multiplying at an ever-increasing rate and ’independent’ was a dirty word. We’d grown up with visits to our local high streets, where we’d shop at the butcher, the baker, the fishmonger, the greengrocer, but now it was all about ‘one stop shopping’.
An apple a day? Well that’s certainly possible for nine months of the year, if you want to eat an apple grown here in the UK. The first apple of the season arrives early in August, most commonly the Discovery, followed by Spartan, Bramley, Cox, Red Windsor, Egremont Russet and Jonagold, with some varieties that can be kept in store until at least April of the following year.