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Farmer's Markets

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by Lunar Scorpion, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Lunar Scorpion

    Lunar Scorpion Anarchy in the UK

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    I thought I would take the opportunity to publicise these wonderful opportunities for purchasing high quality local goods. Second Saturday of every month in Market Square. Next ones are 11 August and 8 September. They sell nice things like cake, jam and cheese! =D
     
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  3. Doctor

    Doctor Well-Known Forumite

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    More info here...
    http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/live/welcome.asp?id=998

    Also Farmers' Markets in Stone and Eccleshall.
     
  4. Jheych

    Jheych Wasps - feel my wrath!

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    That reminds me have to get some of those wicked scotch eggs before the foot fetish party !Geddit ( chiropedy ?cropredy ?) well I thought it was funny


    k ok ..not funny

    anyway must remember to get those delicious eggs

    looks like I'm in particularly frivolous mood tonight..might be best to get off the forum .
     
  5. Wormella

    Wormella Well-Known Forumite

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    I used to be a big fan of the famers market back when I was a student - I'm doubally excitied now I'm back in Staffs, with a taste for good food and local prouduce.
     
  6. Doctor

    Doctor Well-Known Forumite

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    Wormella, you may be interested in this too
    http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/live/welcome.asp?id=4778

    and I like your foodie map too.
     
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    Wormella Well-Known Forumite

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    Yeah - we picked up a copy of that the other week. It so nice to see a council activly promoting local food.
     
  8. AndyST17

    AndyST17 King Fox

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    thanks but i already know, i'll be there to stock up on local produce
     
  9. theflamingred

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    I've been inspired - I have a sudden enthusiasm to inspect the next Farmer's Market.

    I've never really paid very close attention to it before. Last time, whilst sauntering past, I spotted a stall stocked with wine - made out of all kinds of things you wouldn't really think about when considering wine. Cherry wine, apple wine - sounds nice, sure there was something like prune wine which sounds like it might be some kind of medicinal treat for yer :bum:

    Any recommendations for any particularly good bits of produce (am a cheese and veggie fiend - no meat ta).
     
  10. Wormella

    Wormella Well-Known Forumite

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    It is a little heavy on the meat pies but I can recommend the cider, the cheese, the bread and the puddings.

    We did have an interesting mushroom wellington from one of the pie ladies, and I think I remember a veggie scotch egg for sale, that was tasty.
     
  11. Doctor

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    'Jam Today' is an excellent stall - all various jams, chutneys etc. Try their fruit Ketchups - so much better than the standard tomato ketchup. The Staffordshire Honey stall does the best honey. Tom Norbury has an excellent apple selection in season. You just have to buy some cakes from the WI (County Markets), it's the law! The Staffs Cheese Company has some excellent stuff - try the Capt. Smith (he of the Titanic), the whay is washed in Titanic beer or something which gives a distinctivly different taste. I like the Blyth Brewery beers too.

    After all that I can't wait till tomorrow now.
    http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/live/welcome.asp?id=998
     
  12. theflamingred

    theflamingred Well-Known Forumite

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    I went!

    I think ny the time I turned up all you greedy beggars had been before me as a lot of the stalls were looking a smidge sparse.

    That said, I did purchase an absolute piece of genius. Stand back sliced bread, make way the wheel, for the best invention ever is... (drum roll)

    Cheese with bits of pickled onion already in it! :munch:
     
  13. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Anyone there today try the Indian tomato and corriander soup? Very nice :)
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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