Onion, garlic & shallot strings from Brittany

IMG_1545bDelivered to us from Roscoff on the north-west coast of Brittany, onion farmers started making the journey across the Channel to sell their wares in Plymouth in 1828, when Brittany experienced a bumper crop of the rose-coloured Roscoff onion. Many wore traditional striped tops, berets and were called Jean, which gave rise to the “Johnny” nickname. By the 1930s, more than 1,500 were in Britain but in recent years the number has collapsed so we are all the more pleased to stock this high quality product.

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