The Very Best Of Fresh, Home-grown, British Produce
markets around the country will be offering the very best of fresh,
home-grown, British produce to shoppers who want to eat local this
to add to the festive spirit, many farmers' markets throughout the
UK will have special events in December. Look out for mulled wine,
hot chestnuts, mince pies, carols sung by local schools, Victorian
carousels, music from local bands and, needless to say, Father Christmas.
Fearnley-Whittingstall, celebrity chef and patron of the National
Association of Farmers Markets, said: "I've not the least doubt
that the best food for Christmas feasting is to be found at farmers'
have got the lot - fully-flavoured free range turkeys and geese,
properly-aged beef and lamb, the best home-cured hams and bacon,
the freshest seasonal vegetables, the finest British cheeses and
outstanding condiments and preserves."
this comes with the added bonus of being able to talk to the producers
to find out exactly what has happened to your food before you buy
Brook from Orton Farmers' Market in Cumbria said: "Christmas
markets in Europe have long been associated with the magic of the
festive season. Now many farmers' markets in the UK are also creating
the same magical atmosphere with Christmas carols, hot punch and
all the wonderful aromas of festive food and drink that has been
brewed, baked, pickled, grown or reared locally."
information about your nearest farmers' market go to www.farmersmarkets.net
or send a large, stamped (42p or 34p), addressed envelope to NAFM,
South Vaults, Green Park Station, Bath. BA1 1JB