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Young Enterprise company help to keep a tradition alive
Hedge veg stall
The company hope to help keep Guernsey's 'hedge veg' tradition alive

The sale of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers from Guernsey's roadside hedges is something of a tradition.

A group of youngsters is hoping to promote this through a book and map they are producing for a Young Enterprise project.

Annie and Jenna from the company Click, said: "As the younger generation it's up to us to keep the tradition alive."

Their aim is to sell the book and map at the late night shopping nights in St Peter Port.

They said the idea came about from speaking to people who operated 'hedge veg' stalls and that the general trend seemed to be that use of them was declining.

Jenna said: "One stall owner we spoke to said he's been running his stall for 30 years and the demand for his produce has dropped over the years because 'the modern housewife tends to go to the supermarket'."

The company hoped that producing a map with information of the different sites would "make it more convenient so people know where to get what they want".

The Young Enterprise scheme aims to help young people get experience working together in a business environment and Jenna and Annie said: "You need to be organised... there's a lot of pressure but it's quite enjoyable."

Click are still looking for information on hedge veg stalls around the island, if you have any you can contact them via one of their advisors, BBC Guernsey's own Isla Blatchford, at isla.blatchford@bbc.co.uk


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