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Norfolk farmer gives away tons of onions damaged by heatwave

A Norfolk farmer is giving away 40 tons of onions after the heatwave left them unable to be harvested for supermarkets. Tim Young says the recent record temperatures have made a small proportion of his crop susceptible to disease issues at Grange Farm in Hockwold, near Thetford.

It means he has two acres which cannot be harvested due to the risk to the onions in his stores. However, most of the onions left in the field are healthy and edible, so he has invited people to and help themselves, to avoid them going to waste.

Young is also talking to charities to find other ways to get the food to where it is needed, amid the cost of living crisis. "I am having conversations with a couple of charities to see if we can do anything else to help the homeless, or people in need. We are in a cost of living crisis, so anything we can do to help those who feel vulnerable, we'll do it. It is a tiny gesture from our part, but hopefully it is something people can benefit from."


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