Altering seasons and the modifications we've seen over 30 years


Andrew and I normally every year cycle from my sisters home in Clapham to see Landridge the vegetable wholesaler that we promote to at New Covent Backyard . We speak climate and greens and attempt to plan what to develop subsequent yr.

I bear in mind at Agricultural faculty going to New Covent Backyard when it had simply moved in 1979. It was all glowing, clear and fairly futuristic and all of us got here again with a 25kg bag of potatoes or a field of oranges, which was the smallest quantity you could possibly purchase.

Final yr after we visited all of it regarded fairly soiled and run down, as its develop into a giant building website, spilling over from Battersea energy station. We have been proven round and advised yarns in regards to the characters previous who used to commerce and the way it heaved with color and noise. The wholesale market has modified a lot as Massive corporations/firms/meals chains now purchase direct from large farms. The local weather at New Covent backyard has modified together with the local weather each the place else.

However Landriges has moved on to workplaces new at Feltham and Andrew and I obtained a elevate up within the lorry with the bikes thrown in with our pallets of greens. It appears in London there may be nonetheless a market with pop up avenue stalls, specialist eating places and a thriving inexperienced grocer sector that apreciate good high quality contemporary veg. Our speak on climate and greens was in a hotter, cleaner extra convivial setting. It was additionally Diwali so we got rice and curry for elevenses. Gave us the vitality to seek out our technique to Busy Park in sunshine and rain to choose up Sus-trans route 4 through Regents Park/London wetland centre and onto my sister in Clapham. Its the opposite cyclists in London that give me the close to misses. There are such a lot of of them which is nice, however they know the place they’re going and I do not and people roads aren’t for loitering on.

Andrew and I like our little adventures particularly if it includes greens.

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