Reasons to visit... Flemingate's New Farmers Market in Beverley...

It’s been quite the foodie month for me which kicked off with being invited to the always brilliant BBC Good Food Show in Harrogate.

Not only was it jammed to the rafters with yummy Yorkshire produce to try but it also saw Michel Roux Jr, Tom Kerridge and Lorraine Pascale, who is a favourite chef of mine, giving cookery demonstrations and inspiring talks. 
It’s pretty special to see chefs of that calibre doing their thing and it ignited my passion for cooking again. I took away many ideas that I’ll be sharing on this little old blog of mine very soon so watch this space…
Then I heard that there was a new Farmers Market on the block at Beverley’s newest retail and leisure destination, Flemingate, so couldn’t resist checking it out. I grabbed my purse, a friend and her adorable little baby for company and we set out into the sunshine to see what it was all about.

After all of this wet weather we’ve been having it was nice to enjoy such a beautiful day, so first things first we pulled up a warm pew at the children’s play area and let the baby loose whilst we caught up.

I’d heard the Farmers Market was only in its second month, and after a little walk around we discovered it is small but perfectly formed compared to the major Food Festivals that take place in the town but by the time we arrived, it was already creating a nice bit of buzz down the pedestrianised street.
Soon the most amazing smell wafted over and we had to go check it out. An Indian street food stall tantalised us with some aromatic freshly cooked curries and a range of Indian snacks. For £5 they provided a snack box full to the brim with spring rolls, bhajis and the most golden crisp samosas. After smothering them in delicious yoghurt and mint sauce and exclaiming how good they were, I  insisted my friend really should give them a try, Srriously!.
As we ducked underneath brightly coloured awnings to check out the treats on offer, we came across a fantastic cider stall that looked so refreshing on a hot day but after finding out that sadly there wasn’t an alcoholic free version for me, I will have to go back in the future to give it a sample.

Next on our foodie journey was the Kettlecorn NYC stand that offered every flavour and variety of popcorn you could imagine. From hot jalapeno to chocolate there is something for everyone and I’ll let you into a little secret, if you ask nicely, they’ll let you try every single one of the flavours…
Then out of the corner of my eye, I spied a sight which tempted me in. If you’ve ever visited the Cheescake Factory in Las Vegas, then you’ll know why I was very excited by discovering The New York Cheesecake Company.
They know how to do the most amazing varieties and massive slabs of cheesecake, with the red cherry and almond and gooey kit kat flavours winning the day for me. I bought both but already knew that whether the Carnivore had a preference or not, we would be splitting them both.
Stocked up with some of the top picks from the Farmers Market, we set off into the sun with our candy cane carrier bags.

We really liked that there are some different stands to what you usually find at Beverley’s Wednesday and Saturday markets and it definitely adds something fun to Beverley’s newest shopping area but it would be nice to see it grow as time goes on.

If you’re thinking of heading to the market or any other Beverley events, you can find out more here

What are your favourite Farmers Market goodies?

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