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Strawberry fields forever

By: Eastern Eye Staff

by NADEEM BADSHAH SIKH FARMERS GROW SUMMER FRUIT MEET the Paddas – the only Asian family in the UK running a strawberry farm. Makhan Singh Padda worked in foundries, fields, markets and packing houses before turning to agri­culture after coming to the UK from India in 1966. He bought Vicarage Nurseries in 1997 in the heart of the English countryside in Bretforton, Worcester­shire, and grows strawberries and raspberries. And it is a busy period, with strawberries and cream being the treat of choice for tennis fans watching the likes of Roger Federer and Andy Mur­ray at Wimbledon, which starts on…

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