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Edited by Gill Burrell, Saturday, 5 Sep 2020, 20:22

I wonder why they are not many more vegetable growers and independant sellers?
Organic vegetables taste superb. I have never before tasted vegetables that have tasted so good, so sweet and so fresh.

The vegetables in the supermarkets do not taste as fresh and delicious as these that I usually buy. This is mainly because they keep them for five days before actually delivering them to the shops or supermarkets, then they keep them in refridgeration before placing them onto the shelves. Then there is the sell by date for a few more days, so they sit there even longer, losing their freshness and their flavour.

I stumbled upon this little vegetable seller by chance, when I was outside walking one day, after I had turned onto a little lane where I had never been before. Next to a little house in the drive I saw the sign 'Fresh Vegetables for sale'. I looked at the beautiful display of vegetables under the canopy. They appeared to look just like jewels of greens, reds, yellows and purples. All organically grown and collected from the field earlier on the very same day!

Ripe red tomatoes of different shapes, not all perfectly round shaped (like in the supermarket) but slightly mishapen.
Purple sprouting broccoli, big plump potatoes, baby potatoes also in various shapes, bright orange carrots and Emerald green Calabreese, Kale dark green and some leeks, courgettes and some green beans.
The price was reasonable too, at 50% cheaper than the supermarket! 

The only drawback is that it is mostly available in rural locations. However there are some allotments or small holdings on the edges of town that grow vegetables. There you can find a few places that sell vegetables near the town so it is always worth looking out for when driving.
After tasting how good they were, I have been going back there again and again ever since!

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