It's been the wettest winter since records began, but that's not dented the spirits of grocers like Barry Wadsworth.
After the long cold winter months, with British produce in short supply, fruits from further a field can refresh and lift the flavours of your dishes.
From wholesaling bacon and eggs to driving minicabs and tailoring for Debenhams, it's been an unusual career path into fruit and veg for Aziz Ahsak, 39.
It's hard to feel romantic after this month's rain and gales. Aside from pallets of strawberries, you won't find much evidence of Valentine's Day here.
It's the sheer scale of the operation that knocks your socks off.
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