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Vegetable Bags from Leila’s Shop

October 5, 2013
by the gentle author

When Contributing Photographer Patricia Niven subscribed to the weekly £10 bag of vegetables from Leila’s Shop in Calvert Ave, she had not counted upon the photographic inspiration that the contents would deliver. Leila McAlister goes to Covent Garden each Monday night to choose the best seasonal produce she can find and these bags comprise London’s freshest vegetables. Yet for the lucky recipients they provide not just nutritious fare but a changing calendar of the seasons of the year and a weekly reminder of the life of the fields.

Photographs copyright © Patricia Niven

Leila’s Shop, 15-17 Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP

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6 Responses leave one →
  1. October 5, 2013

    Yummy – I am sitting here with my morning coffee, and dreaming about what I could make out of all those veggies! Valerie

  2. Robson Cezar permalink
    October 5, 2013

    Oh yes, I’m hungry just looking at them!

  3. October 5, 2013

    These are super lovely

  4. Moyra Peralta permalink
    October 5, 2013

    How VERY pretty! Splendid photographic fare. Images would look lovely on ceramic tiles.

  5. October 5, 2013

    Oh yes! Of course my veggie bags aren’t from Leila, but they’re such a pleasure to have and really encourage creativity in the kitchen. I looked longingly at the rhubarb though – it doesn’t grow well here in southern France

  6. December 22, 2013

    happened upon your website and loving it!

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