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"My mother used to grow it and I've been growing it ever since I started gardening. I've also tried growing Altrincham carrots as well.
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"The rhubarb is good for all sorts of uses. When I'm making jam and I don't have enough raspberries, I sometimes mix it in.
The Altrincham carrot, meanwhile, was discovered by one of the Taste of Trafford organisers at the Eden Project in Cornwall. She could hardly believe her eyes when Air Max 2017 Pink And Black she saw the distinctive old English variety sprouting beneath one of the huge biospheres.
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She added: "We are trying to make local supply chain connections and encourage restaurants to use local produce."
Kay is now working with Trafford council's allotments office to try to track down keen growers and to find out more about the vegetables.
Timperley rhubarb can be seen in supermarkets in yoghurt, but the Bowdon Downs potato seems to have disappeared.
There were 16 square miles of market gardens in the district in 1851 and eight tons of onions and potatoes were sown each year.
Now organisers of Taste of Trafford, part of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, want to encourage restaurants to use native varieties of fruit and vegetables.
Anyone who wants to grow the vegetables or knows about their history can contact Kay Nike Air Max 2017 Colours
She said: "When I was a little girl, this was all countryside and there were fields full of Timperley rhubarb. The top of Heyes Lane was rhubarb land'.
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By 1910, there were said to be 157 market garden businesses in Altrincham and Sale.
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The area was also noted for celery and lettuce. Its potatoes, known as Bowdon Downs, became highly favoured in Manchester, thanks to the Bridgewater Canal. In the late 18th century, they were selling for the equivalent of 1 for a bag of Mens Nike Air Max 2017 Grey White
Altrincham carrots, Timperley rhubarb and Bowdon potatoes once graced the tables of the rich and famous after being produced by the many market gardens in the area.
"I think more people should grow it. When you find something that likes the local soil, you should give it a try."
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