Farmer Dave Newton from Canterbury's Brockmans Farm Produce poses for a photograph at The Spread farmers' market in Primrose Hill, north west London on October 5, 2019. AFP / ISABEL INFANTES
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On the face of it, Ellie Woodcock's organic farm two hours south of London shouldn't be affected by Britain's impending departure from the European Union.Brambletye grows apples, pears, raspberries and blackberries, and sells eggs laid by dozens of free-range chickens over its nearly 18 hectares of land.Woodcock, Leenders and their 20-odd employees make or grow virtually everything on site, including fruit purees and bottled juice from a shed housing three busy workers.Fans of organic produce wander among the stalls at The Spread farmers market in the trendy Primrose Hill area of London.Woodcock meanwhile said economic conditions since the landmark Brexit vote had not helped.Woodcock herself only employs locally because she has no facilities to house seasonal workers but has faced great difficulties finding anyone.Brexit supporters have said the country's exit from the European Union could spur demand for homegrown produce, but some fear it will simply open the door to less stringent checks on food.
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