It dawned on me the other day that without trying, there are certain things we do each weekend without fail, and spending about an hour in one fruit & veg store is one of them! Ever since Artichoke came to Hampstead we just love buying more fresh produce! I can't send my husband in unattended or he goes rogue and we end up with more parsley than we have vases (yes I have to store mine as though they are flowers, he seriously comes home with bouquets of the stuff!!).
I never used to appreciate fruit and veg for anything other than something to accompany meat, but between Artichoke and my husband, I now actually love looking at new fruits and veg and am so intrigued by the different options available!
I just love the decor of Artichoke! I love the crates and rustic feel and think it works well for a produce store, very earthy!!
I love how all the produce has little bits of of dirt on them - they have actually come from the ground!! Everything has a strong smell of the vegetable that it is and makes cooking such a pleasure! And the variety is wonderful and seasonal. Because all the produce is locally sourced, there are actual seasons again, and I for one am embracing it!
I just thought I'd show you a little bit of every day life in Hampstead!
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