In the land of China, there are many differences in local customs. For those who love to travel and want to learn more about the fireworks in each city, the ideal place must be the vegetable market.
One scoop of food, one scoop of drink, one melon and one fruit, the most authentic face of the city is revealed in the vegetable market.
At the beginning of the year, a sudden new crown epidemic disrupted the lives of all people.
The city was closed in Wuhan, and the living materials in all parts of Hubei were extremely scarce. Just when everyone was worrying about what to eat for the next meal, vegetable farmers and vendors from all over the country reached out to help.
On January 28th, 350 tons of fresh vegetables donated by Shandong Province departed from Shouguang. 15 trucks loaded with more than 20 kinds of fresh and high-quality vegetables drove to Wuhan at high speed. After 17 hours, they were served on the tables of Wuhan citizens the next day. Shandong is a major vegetable province, Jiaozhou and Yantai. Trucks of vegetables from Linyi, Heze and other places were hauled to Hubei and donated to the people in the disaster areas free of charge.
Starting from February 3, Wang Wenlai and his brother from Huludao, Liaoning, transported a full load of fresh vegetables to Xiaogan, Hubei, and then went to Kunming from Xiaogan to pull a whole cart of vegetables and transported them to Xiaogan again, and finally returned home. The day and night itinerary covers more than 5,500 kilometers in 8 days. Just to help donate with love, the brothers also posted more than 5,000 yuan.
Starting from February 6th, Wang Ping, who is doing soilless cultivation and entrepreneurship in Yanjiao, will pull vegetables into the city every 3-4 days. Others think that the vegetables he grows will have a good market during the epidemic period, but no one except his family knows Wang. Ping’s journey of “donating vegetables”. More than 10,000 kilograms of tomatoes were sent to Dongcheng District, Xicheng District, Chaoyang District, Changping District and Haidian District in batches.
On February 8, in Ezhou, Hubei, the hardest-hit area of the epidemic, villager Yin Chuanfeng brought about 100 catties of radishes, cabbage, vegetable moss, and 80 catties of fish to the Miaoling Town Police Station, the traffic police brigade, and the town government canteen. This is the third time he has donated vegetables to staff working on the front line of epidemic prevention. The first two donations totaled more than 2500 jin of vegetables.
On February 28, Fang Lamei, a self-employed vegetable business in Wuchang District, learned from the community mutual aid group that some elderly, disabled, and low-income groups in the community faced difficulties in buying vegetables during the closed isolation period for the prevention and control of the epidemic. Contacted the community and donated more than 2,000 catties of all the vegetables in his inventory.
Whether it is a vegetable grower, a vendor, or a truck driver, the selfless dedication demonstrated during the epidemic at the beginning of the year moved all the children of China.
In times of crisis, these ordinary sacrifices and admiration arose spontaneously.
During the anti-epidemic years at the beginning of the year, the vegetable sellers not only had a big impact on their original business, but they also gave generously.
Beginning in the second half of the year, as the impact of the epidemic gradually subsided and production and life returned to normal, the business of vegetable sellers is also experiencing a period of rapid rebound.
However, a bad news hit. After the renovation and upgrade of a certain vegetable farm in Wuhan, the “Instructions for Check-in” stated impressively that the age of female vendors must not exceed 45 and that of male vendors must not exceed 50.
Can’t sell vegetables over 45?
The vegetable market operator said that this is to ensure that the quality of service can meet the requirements of “agricultural reform over 3.0”. What kind of supermarket is this, you can’t sell vegetables when you are too old, do you need to explain the biological knowledge of vegetables to every customer?
At present, the majority of vegetables in rural areas are mainly middle-aged and elderly people in their 40s and 50s. If the 45-year-old limit is added, it is estimated that half of the vegetables will not be available. The 70-year-old age limit has been lifted for the driver’s license test, and the aunts have to be restricted to 45 years old when selling a dish, which is extremely ridiculous.
The 45-year-old is a critical period for getting older and getting younger. Life is stressful and it is difficult to change careers. For the uncles and aunts who have been selling vegetables for decades, they will cut off their livelihoods.
This time the news that people over 45 years old cannot sell vegetables has become the focus of the entire network. Vegetable sellers who are trying to recover from the epidemic have felt a strong discrimination and exclusion.
In fact, discrimination against vegetable sellers has a long history.
For example, the increasing popularity of mobile payment has sifted out a large wave of food sellers of grandparents and grandparents. Once I have seen good food because my grandma does not have Alipay.