Lowen and I ventured down to Watergate Bay on Saturday to visit the Fifteen Cornwall Autumn Farmers Market. Despite the wind (it was blowing a hoolie) the crowds turned up in force to enjoy the fresh Cornish produce on offer.
There were about 25 stalls in the marquee, which had been erected on the Car Park above the restaurant, selling everything from fish, fresh bread and patisserie, jams and pickles, cheeses, duck, meat, chocolates and oils. The Eden Project also had a stall selling Christmas decorations (which sent me into a panic - better get on with the Christmas cake) as well as Halloween goodies.
Here are a few photo's of just some of the foodie offerings.
Cornish Coldpresed Rapeseed Oil from Simply Oils is produced from Rapeseed grown on the North Cornish coast. It has a really distinctive nutty flavour that I would quite happily enjoy by itself with some fresh bread for dunking.
Cornish Orchards with a fine display of their hand crafted apple juices, ciders and vinegars made from apples grown on their farm at Duloe. I love their Apple Cider Vinegar.
Some sweet treats from Rick Steins Patisserie .
Baker Toms Bread. I bought some of the Sea Salt and Rosemary Foccacia (as seen in the photo) and a small White Loaf - both were excellent.
Cupcakes and Brownie Bites (photo below) made by the Fifteen apprentices to raise funds for the Cornwall Foundation of Promise charity.
Fresh Fish from local fishmonger Matt Stevens.
Hanson Fine Foods selling some local artisan cheeses. In the photo is 'Miss Muffet' an emmental style cheese from Whalesborough Farm. I also bought the delicious, if not a bit smelly, Helford White made by Treveador Farm Dairy. Its a very soft tangy cheese with an edible pink rind - delicious with bread.
We came away absolutely stuffed and with rather less money than what we had arrived with!