The persistent rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the twenty traders at Warwick University’ s new food market yesterday. Students and employees flocked to the piazza for a new market by Sketts.
The olives, preserves, eggs, fruit and veg stalls were quiet, as it was the hot food attracting everyone’s attention.
2012 Masterchef contestant Sai Deethwa is a regular at the Warwick and Stratford Farmers Markets and her Buddha Belly spicy vegetable noodles were selling well.
I follow Iberico Jack on Twitter, so it was lovely to meet him in person. His online deli business has only been running for a few months, so he is attending local food events to raise awareness of his Spanish artisan products. Unfortunately for me, his chorizo rolls with piquillo peppers, machengo cheese and rocket had sold out by the time I got to his stall (hence the photo of his sign instead!)
Ten minutes before the market closed, I managed to buy a pancake with Belgian chocolate sauce from Platinum Pancakes, who source their fresh, local ingredients within 50 miles of Hall Green, Birmingham.
The next market is Thursday 20 June 10am – 3pm.