Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Strawberries and cream - or not for some

Strawberry and fruit growing facts courtesy of the BBC

And talking of strawberries, and on a much more more serious note, it appears that this lovely warm weather has meant fruits like strawberries have ripened quicker than they have grown, so many strawberry farmers now have lovely juicy strawberries which are too small for the supermarkets! Oh dear - supermarkets at it again and the loser can only be the farmers. Oh, don't worry. You won't lose out, cos while they reject locally grown produce for being too small, they'll buy the fruit in from Israel, Egypt or wherever, so you lot will still get your strawberries and cream. If you want to support the farmers on this, buy your strawbs form the farm and not the supermarket!

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