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Gloucester farmers Market news Thursday 16th February 2017

I can’t contain my delight in being able to announce the return of Pippin Doughnuts to the market after a lengthy absence of (can it be?!?) 5 years. Yes the price may have risen since they were last at the farmers’ market but this is a top quality product and when you compare them to the price of cakes and treats in the coffee shops dotted around the city they’re actually very reasonable. Personally, I would hike it across town on a wet windy day if I was in the mood for one.

Let me remind you. A Pippin Doughnut is a traditionally fried (NOT BAKED) doughnut made from Shipton Mill and Wessex Mill flours which are risen overnight and made fresh every morning before the market. However, excellent though the dough itself is (try and say that out loud!), it is the fillings that truly make them the beauteous things of wonder they are. Regulars will know that Court Farm are at the market during the summer months with their fantastic soft fruits and it is this fruit that has been used to make the high fruit “compote” that goes into the seasonally changing fruit fillings. Currently, Apple and Cider, Strawberry’s and Custard and Mixed Berry are on the menu plus a surprise one every week. Add to this the mouth-wateringly good Custard (made fresh in the traditional way with eggs and Jess’s Ladies organic milk), the Lemon Curd, the Rich Chocolate Ganache plus the constantly changing flavoured ring doughnuts and the unfilled but supreme Cinnamon and Brown Sugar doughnuts and I don’t see how anyone reading this can possibly stay away. Single doughnuts in bags and boxes of mixed doughnuts available on the stall. Warning, they are coated in a variety of sugars! Napkin essential!

Please form an orderly queue from 8.30 am this Friday 17th February at the farmers’ market on The Cross until 3pm and don’t forget your shopping bag so you can get your weekly shop fresh and local.

Monthly Raffle Prize Stall

A new fun scheme is being launched at the popular Friday Farmers market on the Cross in Gloucester City Centre this Friday.

Market organisers will be running a monthly “raffle” stall with prizes donated by the traders at the farmers’ market. Local businesses have been invited to join in, with donations from The Crow’s Nest, Sugar Celebrations and Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts also being included on the prizes table this Friday.

Every customer at the market who spends a minimum of £3 at any one stall will be given a raffle ticket which they can take to the prizes table to see if their lucky number has been attached to any of the day’s prizes, which could be some poultry from Madgett’s Farm, a plant for the garden, fruit or vegetables, breads, cakes; basically a selection of produce from whichever stalls are at the market on the day plus whatever has been donated by other shops and businesses.

The raffle table will be at the market every 3rd Friday of the month and is open to any Gloucester based businesses who would like to join in by offering a prize for the table. For further details or to take part please call fresh-n-local markets on 01453758060 or email markets@fresh-n-local.co.uk

Gloucester’s Historic Cross

A centre for trade and commerce for over 2,000 years, hosts the weekly Farmers’ Market in Gloucester. Occupying all four of the Gate Streets the market has a fine range of local produce including a superb range of seasonal vegetables, a huge range of Soft Fruits throughout the summer and Top Fruit in the autumn, 2 local Bakeries, locally reared Meats, Poultry and Game, Goat’s cheeses, Eat Square Pies, Fresh Olives, Preserves, free range Eggs, a great selection of Street Food including Niang’s Thai Snacks, Za’Za Falafel and Marinades Caribbean, plus Plants for the garden.

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The market was established by the City Council in 1999 and has been operated by 3 operators in that time. Fresh-n-local took on the ailing monthly market in 2003 and made it the first weekly market in Gloucestershire. After 2 years away we are delighted to to be back running the market.
We are always looking out for new traders so any local producers should contact the office. We also offer free stalls to local charities and community groups to promote their work (space permitting).
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