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Farmers Market

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bisbow, Mar 19, 2017.


  1. Bisbow

    Bisbow PetForums VIP

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    Just got back from our local farmers market and all the stuff I bought is locally Produced

    Lovely fish caught off the Kent coast, beautiful meat from a farm just a few miles away and really fresh, crisp green veg
    Even Chilli was treated to treats made by a local lady (and lots of belly rubs and cuddles}

    I bought myself some lovely Turkish delight from a very polite Turkish man, not sure where it was made but it is delicious

    The baker makes superb cakes, bread and savoury snacks

    It is a great market to visit and everyone is very friendly and nice, It is really getting established now and is growing, hope it stays that way, I would miss it if it went
     
  2. Happy Paws2

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    You are lucky our local farmer market is a big con. most of the stuff you can tell they have brought in and not locally grown.

    Glad you you had a good time and Chilli got spoilt:)
     
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  3. Bisbow

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    Living here means we know most of the farmers that use it, we could almost tell you the cows name except they have numbers
     
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    Well, not sure if ours is a con as such, I don't think so, but it is certainly unbelievably expensive...I'm guessing about the same as Fortnum and Mason's! :eek: The stuff is pretty good. But then I'm guessing in Richmond they likely pay a fortune for a stall...who knows...plus the cost of parking their vans for the day.
     
  5. Bisbow

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    It is not so cheap as supermarket stuff but much better quality and not too expensive as things go
    I find I don't need as much meat ti make a decent pie or such a large joint as it is much more tasty and filling so in the long run it could work out cheaper if I bothered to check it out
     
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    Yes ours is a little expensive as well, but as most of the stall holders are from (dare I say not Local if you get my dift :eek:) it's hardly a local market. The bread however is lovely and some of the jams and honey but is the veg and meat I really worry about.
     
  7. Bisbow

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    It won't be long until the cows and calves are turned out on the marshes to graze, from next month I think
    That's when we have to be careful walking Chilli, Cows with calves can be very protective so we walk in the other direction but I do like to see the calves running about
     
  8. shadowmare

    shadowmare The dog doesn't bite, me on the other hand...

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    We have a little farmers market around the corner from my flat once a month. It has some lovely looking stuff but unfortunately it is too expensive for me :( I like to pass it on my walk with Axel though. The fish looks especially nice and fresh there!
     
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