Vegetables in Beverley and Brighton – a tale of two cities

In Yorkshire there were very few vegetables served with hot food in the places we ate, and two sorts of potato seemed fairly usual, but the market and veg shops were good.

At the Saturday morning market in Beverley (on a road called Saturday Market, and there is a Wednesday Market a few hundred yards south where they hold a market on Wednesday) I saw Yorkshire Mushrooms.  In a small veg shop I saw 2 kinds of carrots:

Just ordinary carrots and  . . .

Just ordinary carrots and . . .

Mucky carrots.  The shopkeeper said they sold very well.

Mucky carrots. The shopkeeper said they sold very well.

There was also plenty of Yorkshire rhubarb.  In Brighton I am more used to seeing Polish or Irish mushrooms and Dutch rhubarb.  Seems a shame to think so little of your own place.

Of course we worry about our food in Brighton, and we want more allotments.  The council now splits full allotments into two when they are handed back, thus increasing the number.  Fair enough given other pressures on land, but the smaller they get the more intensive their use and so less space is left for other living things.  Meanwhile the Food partnership  is commissioned to identify possible smallholding sites for local commercial food production in Brighton – and gets into conflict with the Wildlife Forum.

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One Response to Vegetables in Beverley and Brighton – a tale of two cities

  1. TheBigForest says:

    Two random places we have a connection with in one blog post! How strange, how wonderful!

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