Friday, 4 May 2012
Free range eggs
I've mentioned before that Saltaire has a regular Farmer's Market on the 3rd Saturday of the month on the Caroline Street carpark. Well, I'm pleased to announce that I have finally shopped there! I bought some of these lovely brown eggs, two types of cheese (a lovely salty Cheddar and some creamy Yorkshire Blue, which I have enjoyed with pears) and some veg from 'Brickyard Organics' - including carrots, still with soil on (and a real carrot taste!) and some purple-sprouting broccoli. I love that; my dad used to grow it in our garden but you rarely see it in the supermarket and, when they have it, it is classed as a premium veg and is expensive. The market isn't cheap, but it feels one step closer to the earth and therefore somehow good for you. It was all a bit of a nostalgia trip. My grandma used to keep chickens and I haven't had an egg with a little fluffy feather stuck to it since then!