Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Shoreham Farmer’s Market
Shoreham Farmers Market is now back in its normal location after a £600,000 facelift to pedestrianize East Street. The market, which offers producers a local outlet to sell direct to the public, encourages healthy eating and more environmentally friendly and sustainable food production methods. It has now been going for over 10 years, and is probably the largest in Sussex. It runs from 9am to 1pm, and its best to get there early for the best produce. For those of us in Hove, Shoreham is our closest Farmers Market, just a quick ride along the coast on the 700 Stagecoach bus. The great thing about Shoreham Farmer’s Market is that it’s completely un-poncey: there’s a wide range of local produce, with around 70 stalls selling good food and drink, grown and made by locals, and sold at prices that give the supermarkets a run for the money. Sometimes including amazing things like these English melons, £1 each (very tasty they were too). Do yourself a favour, get along there on the second Saturday of each month, talk to, and buy from, the people who grow and make some of the best food you can eat, at prices we can all afford.