|Entrance to Moseley's Farmers Market|
Moseley as a district is one of the jewels in Birmingham's crown. An extremely popular destination for shoppers and revellers alike. Once a month it hosts its award winning farmers' & arts market.
Attending last month, I took the time to peruse the market stalls and the local shops to see what goodies were available. Although Moseley is near to home, I don't always have the opportunity to venture there so it was great to have the chance to go.
|Akiki Organics Stall|
First stall to catch my eye was Akiki Organics. Providing a range of home grown produce, I was particularly drawn to their swiss chard. Lovely green leafage with multi-coloured stalks. Having tried to source some via my local supermarket to no avail, it was great to find some here! A bagful purchased, I started thinking what I could serve it with.... (I am forever meal planning)!
|Curds & Whey Cheese Stall|
|Pennard Ridge Red Goats Cheese|
As always, the farmers market regulars were there too: chutney/jam makers Cuffufle Preserves, spice/jerk sauce makers Tan Rosie, veggie hot food vendors Kuskus Foods and Earlswood Fowlers Cheesemakers amongst others.
My shopping spree extended to Moseley's shops and there are two delicatesessens based around the market. Nima Delicatessen which has a Middle Eastern slant but yet packed with veggie refrigerated goods and the usual deli stalwarts of flavoured oils, pickles, preserved lemons etc.
Lewis's Delicatessen has a whole host of Italian inspired foods with unusual pastas, biscotti amongst other Mediterranean fine foods alongside goods from local producers.
Indigo Wholefoods based just by St Mary's Church is a treasure trove of vegetarian and vegan supplies with grains, pulses, vitamins and refrigerated items. They have recently started a pre-order service for organic fruit and vegetable boxes. Contact them for details.
Food aside (just for a moment), my visit was combined with the opening of the new haberdashery & fabric shop/studio - Guthrie Ghani.
Co-owned by BBC 2's The Great British Sewing Bee finalist Lauren Guthrie, the launch showcased the new shop (just past The Village Pub) as well as its creative studio where workshops and classes will take place to make seamstresses and knitters of us all!
|Celebratory Cake at the opening of |
|The Great British Sewing Bee Finalist and shop co-owner -Lauren Guthrie|
Whether you're a foodie 'so & so' or a creative 'sew & sew' or both, Moseley, its shops and its Farmers & Arts Market (held on the 4th Saturday of each month) will have you returning time and time again!