Green's is Go!
By AMS, Jun 10 2015 08:58AM
The garden shed is no more and Green's the grocers is in his smart new shop!
Further cementing Crail's place as a foodie destination we were all thrilled when Clem Green bought the fruit and veg shop.
First Fruits had been somewhat of a Crail instituion and it seemed such a shame when it was to be sold, the only alternative for fresh fruit and veg was the Coop which is perfectly passable but here in Crail we were used to buying local fruit and veg from within a 10 mile radius. I particularly loved being able to buy class 2 Strawberries, equally as delicious as their class 1 buddies but not uniform in shape or size therefore cheaper and perfect for making jams and jellies. It was with a collective sigh of relief when we found out that the shop would continue to sell locally grown fruit and veg plus all the most delicious seasonal produce from around the world.
Clem Green ran the shop as it was and even added a fresh fish counter, however the new shopkeeper and joiner by trade had bigger ideas.....
Clem needed to shut the shop to do the refurb but didn't want his customers to go elsewhere so he bought himself a large garden shed and made an honesty shop. I think Crail must have been one of the few places where this sytem would work. There was a large balckboard with chalk for you to "show your working" and a calculator for those like myself who got carried away with the veg shopping and ran out of fingers to count on!
So the shop is complete and the produce back in situ. The fresh fish counter has pride of place, teeming with fish, crab and lobster. £4 for a dressed crab! I'll have 6 please!!!
Crail seriously punches above its weight in terms of food producers and retailers. Soft fruit and vegetables, cheese, chocolates, fish and shellfish and now also beer and whisky!
Here at Neuk Hoose with all our foodie connections we couldn't be more pleased to see how the village has evolved over the past few years, a lot of the old established institutions have been bought or refurbished whilst still staying independantly run.
If food is your passion look no further than a food break at Neuk Hoose in the East Neuk of Fife. We still have availability left over the summer so if you are looking for self catered holiday accommodation, get in touch for details.