Saturday, March 17, 2007
A trip to the farmers market..in pictures
We scootered a mile up the road to visit the Notting Hill Farmers' Market on the weekend. Clearly Notting Hill is not flushed with farmers. Bankers, lawyers and filmstars maybe - but farmers haven't really featured big there for at least two centuries. So Notting Hill imports its cast of farmers from across Britain for a Saturday morning. There is something infectious about the enthusiasm that the apple growers, cheesemakers, oystercatchers and their colleagues show for their produce. Freddie and Alex like this trip because it invariably means sampling lots of food and juice. Freddie was swigging down the Chegworth Valley Apple and Beetroot juice ( wish we had discovered that product earlier on in the GBVC) chomping on apple and pear slices and nuggets of goats cheese. To be honest he was inhaling the food samples rather than eating them and I had to ration him - not wanting the visiting farmers to go out of business.
We are preparing another cabbage recipe for tonight. Its Colcannon or bust.