Today I’ve got another farmers market post for you all because lately I just can’t get enough of them. Homemade produce made with the fair hands of local people trying to make a living or simply enjoying a hobby is the best kind of food in my opinion. Late last month me and my mam visited Wynyard for their monthly artisan food market; the sun was shining and there was a good variety of stalls to browse and buy from. The market takes place on the third Sunday of each month, located by the beautiful Wynyard gardens.
Although shopping locally can be more expensive than popping to your nearest supermarket, you can rest assured that you are getting high quality products that are made with love whilst supporting your local economy. I love shopping locally; the atmosphere at farmers markets in particular is really friendly and welcoming which is not something you get from a bustling supermarket.
‘When you buy from a small business, you’re not helping a CEO buy their 3rd holiday home. You’re helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his first football top and helping mams and dads put food on the table.’
Here’s a little bit more about my favourite stalls from the day:
Now I’m not at all a fudge fan and wouldn’t usually consider buying any as I’d rather save room for cake but Urban Fudge were giving away a few tasters of some of their homemade fudge creations and oh my – they were heavenly! I tasted the salted caramel and had to buy a block; it was the butteriest, tastiest fudge I’ve ever tried and it had the perfect texture. The blocks are charged at £2.50 each or you can get four for £7.50. Along with the salted caramel block, I also picked up a chocolate orange block which also tasted incredible (definitely on par with the famous Terry’s chocolate!).
Brown & Blond
Brownies are one of my favourite desserts so coming home with a brownie after visiting a food market is highly likely. Offering modern twists on the classic chocolate brownie, Brown & Blond serve a scrumptious range of flavours to send your taste buds into overdrive. When it comes to brownies, there’s nothing I love more than sampling a classic, from there if I like it, I’ll make my way through the rest of the flavours. The servings were a good size and the texture was heavenly – super squidgy with a crisp topping.
Do you know of any great markets in the North East? Please share your favourites in the comments below!