Category Archives: Kent

June bursts out at Penshurst this weekend… and I’m cooking fish and asparagus

If May is anything to go by, flaming June will hopefully live up to its name. If it’s like the past few weeks, we may well be dodging thunderstorms but also enjoying some florious sunshine. Hopefully the June sun will … Continue reading

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Spring comes to Penshurst Farmers Market – my 10 top products to look out for this April

Well, as Sam Cooke sang way back in 1960, it’s been a long time coming but a change is going to come. And at last, with April’s farmers market at Penshurst just a day away, the sun has come out, … Continue reading

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Broad beans, peas, mackerel and strawberries – simple summer eating this June at the farmers’ market

The glorious weather we’ve been enjoying this May seems to be continuing into June and although the lack of rain is not so good for farmers and my garden with its newly planted hedges, it means dining al fresco is … Continue reading

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Scallops, rhubarb and purple sprouting broccoli – it must be March at the farmers’ market

  Hurray for longer lighter days! As March progresses the daylight increases by a wonderful two hours every day so that, by the end of the month, we will once again be enjoying days that are longer than nights. And … Continue reading

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What to put in your festive basket this December at the farmers’ market…

Quite a year 2016 has turned out to be! Whatever it has meant for you, what with Brexit and the extraordinary pantomime that has been the US election, it’s now time to celebrate that we have made it through one … Continue reading

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Remember, remember… what to buy at your farmers’ market in November

Where has the year gone? This weekend I’m back at Penshurst Farmers Market for our annual Game Day with wonderful Kieron and Lucy of Kieron’s Game, cooking up the very best of locally sourced birds and beasts on my portable … Continue reading

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A basket of delights – July at the market

These are a few of my favourite things – cherries and broad beans, crab and English lamb….. What a difference a month makes! Just four short weeks ago when I wrote the copy below for the Kent Farmers’ Market Association … Continue reading

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Joyful June at your farmer’s market

The end of the asparagus and new season’s strawberries from Michael Bourne of New Park Farm and the Groombridge farm shop, superb lemon sole and tiny little courgettes – I made it to sunny Penshurst market on Saturday and came … Continue reading

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There’s something fishy down at Penshurst….

The spring sun has finally started to shine, that biting arctic wind has at last stopped blowing, and this weekend – Saturday May 7th between 9.30 and 12 – I’ll be celebrating the arrival of spring eating by cooking up … Continue reading

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Fill your basket! It’s spring at the Farmers’ market

Another month, another market blog post and, unbelievably, eleven months since they arrived for a six month project, the builders are still turning  at my cottage at 7 in the morning, and I am beginning to forget what normal life … Continue reading

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