‘our marm’

Debs just sent this pic of the marmalade she made yesterday from the Seville oranges we got at Juliettes stall …

“My parents started this stall over 40 years ago,” says Juliette Burley, her bright blue eyes assessing me like an inquisitive bird. “I first came here when I was 13 years old, with a stall and a trailer – and now I’m 45!”

The stall in question – which was once a pigeon carrier – is along the A39 Truro to Falmouth road, in a layby near Perranarworthal. Anyone who travels along this road will know it – the tubs of freshly picked flowers outside, racks of fresh vegetables and fruit, and inside is a cornucopia of delights ranging from free range eggs and freshly picked mushrooms, to home made cakes and Vicky’s home made bread. Everyone is greeted by Juliette – or one of her two daughters – with a cheery “hello, bird,” a twinkly smile, and there’s always time for a chat.

“In an average week I must have produce from 10-15 local farmers,” says Juliette. “It’s all local sourced from the other wholesalers. Then there’s Vicky’s bread from Helston, Gwavas supply the milk, butter and cream; cheese is from the Lynher Dairies in Stithians and the flowers are from Cox’s in St Keverne.” Sue Kittow

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