Guernsey glasshouse tomato grower set to close down

One of Guernsey's last remaining glasshouse tomato growers is to close due to lack of orders. Anthony Le Page said: "There are a lot of reasons for it, including the stretch of water between us and our sole market."

After more than 50 years in the business: "I am at an age when I can take a step back, though I would have liked to carry on".

Le Page employed 15 workers at his 2ha glasshouse on L'Etonnellerie Lane, Vale, and was part of the Guernsey Growers Association cooperative. "It has managed to get a couple of contracts for this year, which is work for the younger growers".

The channel island was once renowned for its tomato production, which 50 years ago employed more than half the entire population.


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