CLICK on Ascot Farmers Market for a hyperlinked list of stalls. At this glorious time of the year do your tastebuds crave juicy fruit and crunchy vegetables? Are you on the scent of flavour-filled sausages for your barbeques and tasty bread for picnics? Ascot Farmers’ Market, every third Sunday of the month from 9.30am to 1pm in Car Park 3 on the High Street, is the perfect place to shop for your summer food and drink.
Diane Harker, the market manager, is looking forward to the soft fruit season. “We’ll soon have early raspberries, gooseberries, and black currants from the Vale of Evesham.” Make the most of this delicious fruit with jams and jellies for your store cupboard, and ice-creams and sorbets in your freezer. Bakerstreat from Bray sells speciality artisan bread and pastries. There’s so much choice with seeded loaves, croissants, sweet and savoury pies and quiches. If you have a sweet tooth be prepared for a ‘choice challenge’ on Samantha Alexander’s cake stall where you find delicious cake slices, cup cakes, dessert gateaux and fruit flans. When you come to Ascot Farmers’ Market there’s always cooked pork sausages to taste from the Wysipig stall, and beef ones on sale at Rook’s Nest from Barkham. If you prefer fish, there’s fresh and smoked trout from Brookleas in Oxfordshire, and shell-fish and sea-fish from Selsey. There’s fresh soft and hard goat’s cheeses from Homefield House Dairy at Winkfield, and delicious honey, jams, marmalade and preserves from Lintrathen Apiaries at Sandhurst.
To accompany all this delicious food try refreshing beer from Ascot Ales. This family-run award-winning microbrewery produces traditional ales available on draught or in bottles. Everything’s produced by hand, and brewing in small batches ensures a richer flavour and colour.
Styan Family Produce Veg