Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The butcher, the baker, the willow-basket maker ... a farmers' market in England


Once a month the farmers’ market comes to our town in Buckinghamshire, bringing local produce from the Thames Valley Farmers’ Market Cooperative to the green in front of St Mary’s Church, which has a history going back to 1210 …


Sadly the culture of prepared, ready-meals in supermarkets seems to have such a stronghold in Britain that this is the closest we get here to the fresh food markets of Europe – nowhere near as frequent or as extensive in range of produce –

but still with its own charm and a uniquely English twist …

... farm-picked redcurrants


Pork pies and scotch eggs!


Hand-made willow baskets


The Celtic Bakers ply their wares


Chard


Potted herbs


And our favourite stall - scrumptious home-made cakes


This handsome little piggy went to market, but never made it home ...


but this little chap waiting patiently for his master the butcher had a happier fate


Time for morning tea ...

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