I never thought I would see the day when I could buy chickpeas grown in Britain! But lo, here they are.
Last December was my first order from Hodmedod but at that time there weren’t any of one of my favourite pulses. This time round, a British farmer has succeeded in getting a crop and I imagine they are going to be a hit with many people.
Whether or not they could have been grown in cooler days, it’s not for me to say. That said, I would think that climate change has got something to do with it. So, as well as being excited at the opportunities, there is a downside. Unless of course you are mad about root crops, which I’ve heard may be harder to grow if our climate changes, it looks like farmers will have adapt.