ROSE FAIR: Janet and her team - and the strawberries - are ready for another year

PUBLISHED: 12:49 25 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:08 02 June 2010

Sarah Barwell, nursery manager Meltons of Emneth
providing strawberries for Wisbech Rose Fair

Sarah Barwell, nursery manager Meltons of Emneth providing strawberries for Wisbech Rose Fair

PERFECT weather for growing strawberries will mean visitors tucking into the cream teas at this weekend s Rose Fair are in for a real treat. Janet Stevens is gearing up with her team to serve 750 lunches and teas during the five-days. Sarah Barwell, nurse

PERFECT weather for growing strawberries will mean visitors tucking into the cream teas at next weekend's Rose Fair are in for a real treat.

Janet Stevens is gearing up with her team to serve 750 lunches and teas during the five-days.

Sarah Barwell, nursery manager of Meltons of Emneth, who are supplying the strawberries, said: "The strawberries for the Rose Fair are Elsanta which have a lovely sweet flavour and are very juicy.

"We have had a lot of wet weather in previous years so this year everyone is happy and the strawberries look great."

Mrs Stevens said the Thursday looks to be the busiest day for cream teas with 98lbs on order, the following day a further 47lbs will be served and more on the Saturday.

Mrs Stevens, 67, has been in charge of the catering for 35 years and she also bakes hundreds of scones for the event.


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