The annual horticultural show saw a bumper crop of fruit, vegetables, flowers and visitors despite the awful weather in the run up to the event. There were no obscenely shaped vegetables, but there was a smashing pumpkin and some rather confused tomatoes.....and former Councillor Nigel Jennings, who works for Natural England and advises on matters like relocating nightingales, swept the board.
Neither farmers nor shoppers are getting fair deals from the supermarkets, says local farmer Simon Wright who is busy with the harvest. The sheep are getting shorn, but so are the producers he says. Will he get a price that covers his costs, and why is there such a gap between what he gets and what we get charged in the shops ?