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Lewes Food Market

On 3 Aug 2010 at 4:16pm Townings Farm wrote:
Hi there,
Firstly we'd like to say thank you to all involved with the new Friday morning Food Market in Market Tower. We've found it to be hugely successful, and it's clear that many other local producers feel the same way!
We've been thinking over the type of products we take to the market with us every week - we produce lamb, pork and beef - and eventually decided that you may be better able to help us decide which works best! What would you like to see more of from a meat producer at a farmers' market? Do you prefer roasting joints over steaks? Sausages over burgers? Is there anything we don't currently stock at all that you'd like to see?
All feedback is genuinely appreciated and considered. Thanks for taking the time to read this, and once again, to the organisers and to our customers, thank you!
On 3 Aug 2010 at 7:26pm SHS wrote:
Can you produce burgers like those great tasting nutritious things we get from McDo?
On 4 Aug 2010 at 11:27am Pedantsite wrote:
It's not my site but I do get fed up with businesses coming on here scrounging a bit of free advertising for themselves under the pretence of 'all feedback is genuinely appreciated'.
On 4 Aug 2010 at 12:44pm Townings Farm wrote:
Sorry if that's the way you feel, Pedantsite.
We're a really small operation, and we're still learning the best ways to obtain feedback. It's difficult to gauge local opinion unless you ask!
On 4 Aug 2010 at 1:10pm Taff wrote:
Cant say I am bothered about either. A market on a day when am out of town working isnt much good all round to any party.
On 4 Aug 2010 at 2:10pm MC wrote:
I'm sure I'm not representative but I buy beef steaks, venison, lamb and pork chops and cuts and would also love to see some good tasty frozen pies. We also buy whole chickens for roasting but not beef, lamb or pork (as my wife does not eat these meats). My household also suffers from the problem mentioned above. Both adults work during the week and can only realistically visit a market like this in the early evening or at weekends.
On 4 Aug 2010 at 2:22pm local shop supporter wrote:
I buy my meat from Richards -always have done so. A fine range of organic if wanted. How can people say they want to support local shops and then buy food from a once a week market!
Richards in Western Road is a wonderful butcher and provides a caring community attitude as well.....And no this is not a self seeking ad.
On 4 Aug 2010 at 4:27pm Same_old_same_old wrote:
It's not my site but I do get fed up with businesses coming on here scrounging a bit of free advertising for themselves under the pretence of 'all feedback is genuinely appreciated'.
On 4 Aug 2010 at 5:20pm ooo wrote:
MC - Holy bowel cancer...
Pedantsite this is a local forum for local people, we'll have no trouble here. Give the guy a break.
The Friday market is good...makes good use of an otherwise dead space in Lewes too.
On 4 Aug 2010 at 6:09pm Stig of the dump wrote:
Obviously it's going out of season now but how about stuff for the barbeque, chinese style ribs, chicken kebabs in various marinades, nice steaks and some decent homemade sausages and burgers.
I agree with above about being no good for the average person, if it was on a saturday morning, it would be great.
On 4 Aug 2010 at 6:29pm Old Cynic wrote:
Yea, agree it's not much use to those of us who work out of town. Saturdays would be much better. Perhaps twice a week would be more useful for shoppers?
On 5 Aug 2010 at 12:24pm Commuter wrote:
Why is the food market on a Friday Townings Farm? it must be loosing a lot of custom from people who work during the week. You did mention that it was a small venture but how will it grow if a large proportion of people can't visit it? by the way the food mentioned does sound very good, making me hungry!!
On 5 Aug 2010 at 1:23pm TAFKAPS wrote:
A saturday market would be far more useful for those of us that despite Government cut backs are lucky enough to still have a job during the week.
On 5 Aug 2010 at 7:25pm SHS wrote:
Agree entirely that a Saturday market (maybe extending into the afternoon?) or a weekday afternoon and evening (to 8 p.m.) market would surely allow us workers lucky enough to still have a future thanks to government cutbacks, to shop somewhere other than the supermarkets.
On 5 Aug 2010 at 9:07pm catlin wrote:
I hear Friday was chosen becaue "common cause" who run the farmers market did not want the competition
On 5 Aug 2010 at 10:25pm Townings Farm wrote:
We don't run or have any control over the Food Market itself, we simply sell our produce there. Sorry! Catlin's response seems logical though.
On 6 Aug 2010 at 7:04am Old cynic wrote:
The farmers Market once a month is a bit hopeless it should be weekly with more stalls allowing more local producers to join in. If youvrrally fo want to shop local you can't survive only boing veg monthly
On 6 Aug 2010 at 8:39am From the Rhondda wrote:
I noticed an incandescent glow later on in the day from her Safestyle UK BOGOF offer.
I also noticed the silhouette of him on 'er and off 'er,
On 6 Aug 2010 at 1:24pm Taff wrote:
Then 'common cause' should start understanding what commerce and business is about. It is not for them to monopolise!
On 6 Aug 2010 at 3:57pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
As I understand it you can set up a stall anytime on the Precinct/ Cliffe without a licence, or without paying. The district council don't enforce any sort of market trading regulations. I only know this because a friend runs one of the regular/popular stalls down there and has never paid a penny, or applied for licence.
On 6 Aug 2010 at 4:24pm jrsussex wrote:
Brixtonbelle - Bad post, years ago in the pub game on a hot day we would put a few seats outside with a couple of tables, nobody thought anything of it. A council, can't rememebr which one it was, thought we could charge a fee to allow that. That subsequently became a licensable matter and within two years every authority in the Uk was charge outrageous fees to grant a licence even when the land outside the pub was privately owned. Hope some council jobsworth doesn't read the post and think "great idea, we can raise a few bob charging the stalls"
On 7 Aug 2010 at 1:16am Brixtonbellle wrote:
jrsussex - are you seriously suggesting the local council doesn't know about the farmers market ? they must be very very stupid then ! Most councils have markets officers who will check traders comply with market regulations, etc. Is it possible that LDC just sees the sense in allowing causal traders and the farmers market to trade for free because it's good for the town and the local economy ?

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