A few minutes walk from where I live is a row of small shops, including a post office/newsagent, a fish and chip shop, a chinese take-away, a pharmacy, an ‘old fashioned’ men’s barber shop, and until today, a greengrocer/general store which sold mostly local fresh produce. This store is now closed because it could not compete with the supermarket giants. This is the fifth such shop to close in this area in recent years (one being replaced by a ‘Tesco Express’). These little stores were much relied on by the older population who buy in small quantities and do not drive.
The nearest place that I can now buy fresh fruit and vegetables is the local Sainsbury’s supermarket, where the quality is often poor and the prices high.
Now I live in Kent, which has always been known as ’The Garden of England’, and I know that it’s a silly question, but how come I’ve just been eating … a plum from Spain … an apple from France … and …
……… cherries from the USA ?