Lettuce woe


THE CLOSURE OF A MAJOR FARM in St Peter has left chefs and hoteliers asking “where’s the lettuce?”, and some consumers paying as much as $14 for one head of the romaine variety.

And it has so upset James Paul, head of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), that he said he was now wondering whether Barbadians should not protest against the real estate developer behind the farm’s demise.

Owner of Nature’s Produce Timothy Walsh has been forced to abandon his organic spread at the Farm Plantation, St Peter, after recently losing a court battle.

And in the weeks since he has shut shop, chefs have been finding it hard to source the high-quality, specialty organic lettuces they usually got from Nature’s Produce.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.


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