On Mon, 19 Dec 2005 08:54:48 +0000, The Reid
It was on Friday... it's open from Wednesday to Saturday this week,
On Fri, 16 Dec 2005 15:03:37 +0000, Phil C. I've just been trying to trandcribe some documents of my 3xg grandfather from the 1880s. He refers in a song lyric to...
There's a new bloke outside the Floral Hall selling Northumbrian cheeses - very good... the Coquetdate is very nice.
Farmer Sharp doesn't seem to have had much wether recently, I forgot to ask him why (everything just seems to be labelled as lamb or mutton). However Andrew sold me some mutton loin chops that he said would cook the same as wether... well, if they don't, I can always stew the rest, I was only charged mutton price anyway.
Some game seems to be in short supply - no hare or woodchicken anywhere, but Wyndham Poultry on Stoney Street have pheasant, partridge, mallard, pigeon and teal. Theirs' tends to a be a bit on the smelly side which I'm beginning to like... try Furness Fish & Game if you like it a little less smelly. Furness's venison is usually good, it's wild red deer rather than the farmed fallow you can also get at the market ad which IMO isn't worth paying for. Sharp's and Ginger Pig's steak is very good (Ginger Pig will sell you a slice off the rump at £10 per kg, a bargain) but if you want to really push the boat out try Dartmoor Wild Beef. And Ginger Pig pork is of course second to only your own home-raised pork.
Er... try it, you'll like it. OK, there are some stalls which are a bit of a rip-off or trendy rubbish, but a good two thirds of the market is good food appropriately priced.