This morning I found myself strolling through the Pavilion Gardens on route to the Octagon. My objective; the local farmers market.
Here in the Shire we are blessed with countless artisans, crafts people, bakers, makers, brewers, growers, the list is endless. Regular farmers markets conveniently bring these scattered traders together and give an excellent ‘shop local’ experience, mix in a few charity stalls and it’s quite the eclectic mix.
The Pavilion Gardens venue provides ample parking as well as a café, for a restorative beverage after the arduous matter of carrying all your purchases.
The Farmers Market is usually held on the first Thursday of each month, check online for any program changes throughout the year.
Charity stalls raise funds for good causes.
Lush, fresh produce, vibrant and delicious from Scallion Fruit & Veg. My mind went into meal planning overdrive.
Cossack Cuisine, absolutely mouth-watering sweets and savouries. Potato cakes being a real weakness I lingered here an indecent amount of time.
A selection of the fresh meat on offer.
This lovley lady is Elizabeth Elvin, Mystical Arbor Hare, designer and creator of these beautiful bespoke bags.
Jane Malcolm of Coconut Blush (based here in the shire) creates cruelty free, luxurious bath and body treats, free of parabens and synthetics. They smell divine and are perfect for creating a home spa experience.
Jane was delighted to tell me that Coconut Blush have recently been given the Theo Paphitis ‘Small Business Sunday’ award. Theo gives this award to small businesses with passion and energy in a bid to increase their profile and improve recognition.
Indulgent cakes by Sandra’s
Woolen produce, bags, throws and blankets, adding country chic to the everyday.
Lady Marmalades creations, oils, marinades, jams, chutneys and sauces, Excellent accompaniments for……
The dairy delights of the Cheshire Cheese Company. Their colourful waxes, mini truckles come in a staggering array of flavour combinations. Join their cheese club for special offers and promotions.
Fresh olives, peppers, garlic and feta. The tastes of the mediterranean, right here in the shire.
Plant sellers and local nuseries showing their wares. like these triumphant tulips.
Traditional local butcher, the award winning J. W. Mettrick
Ted the Pie Man, gorgous golden pies with traditional fillings. Just like granny used to make…..?
Artisan breads, with that fresh baked aroma…………. heavan.
The farmers market is on today until 2.30pm, so you’ve plenty of time to shop for some delicious and decadent items, whilst supporting local buisnesses. It’s on again soon, don’t miss out.
- Lady Sky.