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Didsbury Food Market : Sat 10th July

July 10, 2010

The second Didsbury Food Market has set up shop in the village – although again, if something is billed as a “Food Market”, shouldn’t it be just that? Perhaps as its popularity grows and more of our independent foodies takes pitches, it will be all about food. If I want a bag of potatoes I don’t go to H&M. So, it stands to reason a food market should sell food – and probably not bags and shoes. Just a thought, but this is the logo –

Didsbury FOOD Market

Didsbury FOOD Market

Never mind – it’s a big step in the right direction, and a great vehicle for small, independent businesses to promote themselves.

We thought we’d got there fairly early, but clearly there are some committed food market shoppers out there – some of the stalls, notably of the cake variety, had been stripped bare, leaving only crumbs in some cases! Note to self – arrive as stall holders are setting up for photo opportunities of fully laden cake stands! However, a close up shot always works wonders, and these images will hopefully give you a flavour of what was on offer…

Didsbury Food Market

Didsbury Food Market

Didsbury Food Market

Didsbury Food Market

Didsbury Food Market

Didsbury Food Market

However, it wasn’t just about cakes. For those of a more savoury disposition, you could stock up on your fruit and veg, fresh fish, cheeses of so many varieties (sticky toffee cheese anyone?), fresh spices and meats, including wild rabbit, steaks and sausages of all shapes and varieties…

Didsbury Food Market

Didsbury Food Market

Didsbury Food Market

Didsbury Food Market

Didsbury Food Market

Didsbury Food Market

What we really loved was the wealth of freshness – it makes such a change to be able to buy veg that still has the soil on them, rather than wrapped in plastic to within an inch of their lives. To be able to buy fish from someone who actually talks to you about the produce and then suggests ways to cook it. To see bowls of shining olives rather than jam-packed into jars. A much nicer way to do a bit of shopping!

Hopefully, this monthly market will go from strength and become what it says on the logo…

Didsbury Food Market

Didsbury Food Market

Didsbury Food Market

Didsbury Food Market

The next Didsbury Food Market is scheduled for the second Saturday in August – details will be posted on Didsbury Life nearer the time.

And – one last image for those of you with a sweet tooth –

Didsbury Food Market

[We also like those funky little price labels that Silver Apples are currently using – wonder who designed those…?]

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