Greenwich Farmers Market
So – what did you make of the Farmer’s Market in the Pleasaunce today, then? I guess much will have to do with whether you made it when the sun was shining or it was mizzling with rain.
For my twopenn’orth, I liked it a lot. I thought everyone friendly, I liked that it wasn’t just the same guys that you get at Blackheath but some different ones too, I thought the quality was good (I particularly enjoyed the frittatas and the Giggly Pig was a welcome addition too) and I would definitely go to another one. I was a little puzzled by the craft stalls, wondering how they fitted a farmer’s market remit, and there were a lot of cakes,but generally, I thought it was very good (I was sad to see that despite all the cakes, the biscuit guy wasn’t there…)
However – I’m not convinced that the Pleasaunce is the right place for something like this in winter. It was muddy, and the tyre tracks, despite the fact that the traders had clearly made huge efforts to be careful, will linger on after today.
My suggestion, for what it’s worth, is that the market should do some negotiating with Halstow Road School and use their playground during the winter months. It would be easier for stallholders, and less muddy for the rest of us. And – since Halstow already does craft fairs, then maybe a craft section would fit a little more snugly in the remit than it does now. Halstow themselves could have a stall or two – and they could recruit for the community choir at the same time.
What do you think?