A Romanian worker picks raspberries at Clock House Farm in Kent, southeast England.

UK fruit farmers feel the squeeze as Brexit looms

Updated 2006 GMT (0406 HKT) September 21, 2018

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Coxheath, England (CNN)The workers traveled purposefully down the polytunnels, hands moving swiftly as they plucked plump raspberries and blackberries from the canes. Any delay means less pay.

It's hard work. But the picking teams at Clock House Farm, in southeast England, have traveled more than 1,000 miles to be there, leaving family and friends behind.
Why do they come? "For money," said Romanian picker Alin Florea succinctly. "It's double or more what I would get at home."
Picker Alin Florea, who's been coming to Clock House Farm for eight years, says this may be his last season.
He's worked at Clock House Farm for the past eight summers. But, the 29-year-old said, it's not easy saying goodbye to his family, including a 2-year-old daughter, for four months at a time and this year could be his last. Back home, he works as a driver or window fitter.