I've started this new thread so we can discuss what's good (and bad) at the local farmers' markets (and so pecandanish & I can stop clogging up the Rayner thread). I'll start us off with comments about the one at Ashton under Lyne (last Sunday of the month).
Bourne's Cheshire Cheese - all excellent products. One "mature"; another "organic"; another "blue". If ever they have one of their "extra mature" truckles, grab some - better than a mature Cheddar.
Lancashire cheese - the stall that does the "bomb" of Lanky in black wax. Wonderful.
Beef from the guy who raises Dexter beef.
Welsh Black beef (and other stuff) from the crew from Anglesey.
Lamb from the Lancashire farm - normally crewed by a young (to me) couple - him butchering, she selling. Great cutlets.
Jams, chutney, etc - from the Country Markets stall (previously Womens Institute - but now allowing blokes to make & sell)
Apple juice - Eddisbury Fruit Farm. I no longer drink alcohol and its great to find a soft drink that isnt too sweet.
Bury black puddng sandwich - from the van, not the stall at the far side (away from the town hall). Great breakfast while walking round.
Cumberland sausage, game, etc - Border County Foods (who also sell mailorder free range pork)
Free range/organic eggs - Abbey Leys Farm (they also have their own market on the 1st Sunday)
And one to avod - Willasey's (? sp) - the free range poultry people. Twice I have bought stuff that was "off".