Grower saved by a demand for veg

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HOPE GROWS: Meadow Creek resident Chris Van Ingen is relieved to have found a way to move her stock following the closure of local markets. PHOTO: Anita McPherson

AT a time when we are all being encouraged to stay at home unless absolutely necessary and more events are being cancelled, a local seedling grower recently found herself in a pickle.

Chris Van Ingen from the old Meadow Creek nursery normally plies her trade from a stall at community markets, and just as her freshly grown autumn seedlings were ready to go, those markets began to be cancelled.

She had hoped to be able to attend a local market on Sunday, one of her last opportunities to sell, only to have that cancelled just a few days ago – and things were looking bleak.

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