Meet the characters

Barb Root

Busy Barb runs Five-a-Dale’s grocer’s shop, Roots and Fruits. She could chat all day about when fruit and veggies are in season and has handy tips on how to cook them, too.

Barb Root is a friendly and down-to-earth beetroot. She loves every type of fruit and vegetable, from amazing avocados to yummy yam! The fruit and veg is supplied by Barb’s husband, Bert. If you can think of it, you can be sure Bert grows it on his allotment.