Saturday, June 24, 2017
BRIGG FARMERS' MARKET: RENOWNED FAMILY FOOD FIRMS OF THE PAST COULD HAVE HELPED FEED THE 5,000
The June 2017 farmers' market is being held in Brigg town centre today, in tandem with the stalls of the Saturday general market - also operated by North Lincolnshire Council.
Hundreds of visitors will enjoy browsing the market stalls and visiting Brigg's many niche shops and wide range of pubs and eateries, plus dropping in at the new craft fair being staged from 11am behind the Nelthorpe Arms near the County Bridge.
Goacher's Fruit will have strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries on sale at Brigg market, it has informed shoppers through Twitter.
Brigg Blog thinks it sad that the locally renowned Turner's butchery business, on Queen Street, which closed in 2000, did not last a few more months.
Its super sausages, pork pies, Lincolnshire haslet and other delicacies could have gone down a storm on the farmers' market, which has now been going for 16 years.
Turner's had closely-guarded family recipes dating back to the founding of the firm when Queen Victoria was the reigning monarch.
For some decades in the last century the family firm sold produce on Brigg market.
The wares of top quality Instone's grocery, on Wrawby Street, would also have fitted the bill on today's farmers' market.
You may be able to think of others now gone but well remembered for providing quality fare to feed the 5,000 in Brigg.
OK perhaps the official census population figure thrown up by an internet search is out of date and should really be 6,000.
But the biblical number fits in well as you can get loaves and fishes on Brigg market today!
Here endeth the lesson.