A Festive Trip To The Farmers Market20:09
Yesterday marked the 3rd Sunday of the month, meaning it was time for our annual Christmas trip to the farmer's market, which is held at Houghton Tower. We actually used to go every other month but as it is usually the same things each time and we only really go to a few stalls, so about 3 years ago we decided to keep the trip special by just going the Sunday before Christmas. I decided I'd share bunch of pictures of the variety of stalls and of course the delicious food!
I'm going to go off what is there at Christmas time as the stalls throughout the year may have changed from when we used to go more frequently.
But as soon as you walk in you come to the veg stall and every year without fail we go straight there to get the brussel sprouts. I know not everyone is a fan of them but personally I love them and look forward to enjoying them only on Christmas. There is some special about getting them still on the stalk and fresh, rather than from a bag in the supermarket. It starts at 10am and we planned on getting there for opening time but I woke up late - usually the case when we are going somewhere. This meant that lots of the veg had gone already as it is a very popular stall.
As you can see boots or wellies are needed!
Oh my goodness, the smell from the bread stalls was amazing! Everything smelt so fresh and delicious! We picked up some soda bread for my grandma and I was drawn to the fruit loafs - which I now wish I picked up.
We usually always pick up or eat some kind of meat, this time it was some pigs in blankets for Christmas dinner. But if you ever go, have something from the hog roast mmmmmm.
There was your typical stalls such as cakes, pies, chocolate, cheese and jams; but you can never go wrong with them. Obviously, you can't go to something like this without sampling 'some' of the tasters!
I apologise if your stomach is now rumbling at the sight of all the appetizing food - especially those cakes!
But there was also a variety in stalls. There was your festive one selling wreaths, a wood fired pizza and one that was selling these adorable wooden snowmen and reindeer's made from trees - they also had cute mini ones.