Wimbledon cancellation gives food for thought, illustration photo, source: internet But this year the courts are empty and there is no clink of cutlery on plates in the rarefied surroundings of the London venue. AFP Sport spoke to two people at the core of the catering operation who have had to adapt after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the tournament, with the men’s and women’s singles finals having been originally scheduled for this weekend. – Strawberry fields forever – The 30 tonnes of strawberries usually consumed at Wimbledon — picked on the morning of each day’s play — have not gone to waste. Hugh Lowe Farms in nearby Kent has been the sole supplier for the championships for the past 27 years. A portion of a minimum of 10 strawberries cost £2.50 ($3.10) last year. But the team, including star picker Katya Busheva, has not been kicking its heels because there has been no tennis. “The days of the English strawberry season that you blink and miss it have gone many years ago,” Marion Regan, owner of Hugh Lowe Farms, told AFP. “The strawberry season runs from April until November and we have a glasshouse for each end… Read full this story
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