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Any home-grown fruit & veg in Hedge End / Botley area?

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Hope I'm allowed to post this. I would love to find someone in the Hedge End / West End / Botley areas (Southampton) who grows their own fruit and veg and sells it to the public. Also free-range… Read More
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Hope I'm allowed to post this.

I would love to find someone in the Hedge End / West End / Botley areas (Southampton) who grows their own fruit and veg and sells it to the public.

Also free-range eggs.

There used to be lots of people, mainly old folk, who did this for a bit of pocket money. They usually displayed their produce at their front gates. It meant you could buy tasty, fresh local produce that hadn't been twice round the world and stored in supermarket warehouses for months.

But as I drive round nowadays, I don't see them any more.

I suppose the next best thing would be a "farm shop" selling genuine local produce.

Please can anyone help? Or has this been stopped by the dreaded Health and Safety idiots?
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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hello, i know its a little further than botley but mccarthy's between waltham chase and wickham on the main road sell lots of different local produce - do not know of any others locally anymore they are the only ones from southampton to portsmouth that i could recommend!!! look McCarthys up on google they should be on there to at least give you directions - not far really from botley if you go the scenic route!!! hope this helps you love julie xxxx:)
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hello, i know its a little further than botley but mccarthy's between waltham chase and wickham on the main road sell lots of different local produce - do not know of any others locally anymore they are the only ones from southampton to portsmouth that i could recommend!!! look McCarthys up on google they should be on there to at least give you directions - not far really from botley if you go the scenic route!!! hope this helps you love julie xxxx:)


Hi Julie, and thanks for replying.

Yes, I know McCarthys - I have often risked death while dashing across the A32 from the layby opposite!

Still trying to find some nice old folk who sell stuff straight from their back garden. Perhaps such people are now extinct!

Many thanks again for troubling to reply. :)
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don't think people bother anymore - use it themselves or give to family/friends - probably most of it gets pinched if they have a stall outside their home - use to be loads of people selling flower, fruit/veg they had grown with tables outside their home in my local area (fareham and surrounding) but not anymore i expect money and produce was pinched!!!! its just the society we live in nowadays - shame really though because we now have to pay silly money at the supermarket for organic or very few places like McCarthys who also over-charge!!! the only other thing i can think of is to get an allotment - i have been thinking about doing this - quite a lot of people grown theri own now - an idea perhaps and cheap to run aswell!!! take care babe love julie xxx:)
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I had an allotment once, Julie.

Sweated and slaved, digging it over, raking, removing loads of stones. Planted the seed, then had to go down virtually every evening and spend ages carrying water in a watering can because everything was so dry. Weeds shot up everywhere, which meant hours of back-breaking weeding. That allotment came to rule my life.

But eventually, up came my veggies. What the pigeons didn't eat, the slugs, snails, greenfly, wireworm and other pests did . . . :x

Never again!

Thanks again, and warm regards to you.

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