Tuesday, May 22, 2007

You Heard It Here First

Being a modest, retiring, bashful sort of fellow I wouldn't normally crow about beating the BBC to an important bit of local news. So I won't mention that they've only just caught up with my cauliflower story of last week.

Kuh! I don't know. Perhaps I should be charging you lot a licence fee!

BBC cauliflowers 'ere

9 comments:

Linda said...

Yes, you were correct, but lunchtime news seems to be involving Philpotts Farm in Broadstairs. Any news of further building happening round there? Wait and see!!

Eastcliff Richard said...

Greetings Rambling Lady! Yes, I heard he was on the One O'Clock. Met him at the golf club once. I agree there must be a temptation for him to fill that green gap between the lighthouse and the golf course, especially now those cliff top apartments have sprung up the other side of Joss Bay.

Anonymous said...

So we're turning over farmland that produces beautiful fresh produce to housing, and encouraging more of the stuff to be flown thousands of miles to Manston. Madness.

tony flaig bignews said...

Was this the story that appeared in 'Freshinfo' the news service for the fresh fruit and veg business website sometime last week.

I held back on this one since I thought it was to much to take in. I hope they're able to switch to something else and continue farming.

Anonymous said...

Those cliff top apartments at joss bay are the laughing stock of the locals, the architects should be forced to live in them, great for batteries should we ever need cliff top gun impalements again... dreadful.

Grand design.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Tony - maybe you didn't run it because it involved fresh vegetables?

Now if a sausage farm was closing...

BTW, there has been a suggestion that the farmer concerned is going to erect greenhouses and grow toms and the like instead.

Justin Brown said...

I hear there's a hole in the market for 'the like' at the moment, after all those recent raids.
Well, tomatoes are a member of the same family. Hops too, for that matter.

Anonymous said...

Mmmm... hops

Anonymous said...

I hope you are all writing in to the Gazunder with your views on cauliflowers as requested. Sandy Beach did not mention his preferences in his article about Ramsgate's expanding cafe culture - the very same which will be destroyed by hundreds of lorries full of dirt trundling along the seafront for the next two years should the Pleasurama site ever be built on - not to mention all the lorries needed to cart away all the lumps of chalk that will fall off the crumbling cvliff once pile driving starts