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    Posted: 22 October 2006 at 10:57am

We've been going to the one in Beaconsfield for a while - very good - somethings are pricey, but if you shop carefully, and bearing in mind the quality, it's pretty good...4th Saturday of each month.

Also, a Farmers' market has just kicked off in GX - 2nd Wednesday of each month, I believe. It looks pretty good (and deserves support to keep it going!)

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Where abouts in GX is the Farmers market located?
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West Common, I think it's called - go through GX towards the A40, and it's just after end of the row of shops on the RHS.
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Dan and I went to the Beaconsfield Farmers Market last Saturday. It was excellent. We spent loads of money but I felt that all the products were priced fairly. We ended up with a 4lb gammon! (So promptly spent the entire weekend eating it).

I also bought a few bottles of wine. I thought that £5 a bottle was very reasonable and as I was able to try them before I bought them I know I have wines I like.

Dan was very pleased to be able to get proper Sourdough bread.

I would definitely recommend it.

(I really wanted to buy one of the hand weaved baskets but could not think of where I could put it in my flat!)
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Glad you liked it - we also got a gammon, and venison sausages, fabulous tomatoes, mock-parmesan cheese, and loads besides...always a good lunch after having been to the market....
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Sounds like we bought the same things! We got the venison and redcurrant sausages, the Farmers Hand 'Italian Style Cheese' and loads of other stuff!
I used to be with it. But then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it, and what's it seems scary and weird.
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I used to go there loads - haven't been for months though. I love it - especially the parmesan and the hand made crisps. Breads are good too and the apples from somewhere over Oxfordshire way.

The only thing I am not too clear on is that i thought farmer's markets were only open to local producers - ie those working in a 30 mile radius of the market. Not sure how Isle Of Wight Tomato growers qualify as locals!


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Originally posted by DanW DanW wrote:

the Farmers Hand 'Italian Style Cheese' !

Sorry Dan, I couldn't let that one go through without some comment...

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I went to the GX Farmer's Market yesterday and very good it was.  I got lamb, sausages, bread (sourdough available DanW) and vegetables and could have got cheese, eggs and trout.

There was even a car park made available on a patch of green just past the residential home in East Common.  Sadly no crossing available to get over Packhorse Road.  

I'll be going again.

 



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Hopefully there will be a farmer's market at Fun Night on the 1st....and free parking all day in Church Lane car park.
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