Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Doncaster Market

Award-winning Doncaster Market is known as the "biggest and best traditional market in the North" with some 400 shops, stalls and stands.  Unbelievably, its charter dates back to 1248.   It's open three days a week, with an additional day devoted to antiques and bric-a-brac.

As it looks today

Market Gates of Doncaster

Doncaster-grown Parsnips, Sprouts and Leeks

I love the Victorian architecture in these northern markets, very much like train stations...

Conger Eel

Here is a delicious recipe for conger eel from Gordon Ramsay's show "Kill Your Meat Before You Eat It"

"Martyn the Fish"

Today's Special Offer:  The Boozy Banger

Welsh Dragon Pork

Farmer's Markets struggle to compete with large supermarkets and need our support.  In Doncaster, the Market is run by Doncaster Council's Town Centre Management Team.  They also operate a variety of occasional and regular speciality street markets in the town center throughout the year, and a popular Sunday Car Boot Sale every week.

1 comment:

Sean Bentley said...

I certainly hope you sampled the Boozy Banger and Welsh Dragon Pork!! Love the castiron...you're right, it;s very railway-station-eseque.