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3rd February 2023
The fortunes of the growers of labour-intensive forced Yorkshire rhubarb were given a boost when Martin Parr photographed the sheds and workers for an exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield in 2016. (Interesting fact: Beryl Burton, the outstanding cyclist, worked on one of the rhubarb farms for many years.). It's now possible to see long, slim boxes of this rare rhubarb from growers such as Robert Tomlinson at markets and in specialist food shops, and bakers and chefs are creating delicious seasonal specials with it.
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