Farmers' Market with Caroline Wright - June 25, 2011

9:53am Monday 27th June 2011

FOR the past few years I have written about the great food and drink that is on offer at your local Worcestershire farmers’ markets.

Farmers' Market with Caroline Wright - June 11, 2011

11:35am Monday 13th June 2011

IT’S just over a week before Father’s Day, so now is the time to plan that special surprise for your dad. One quick and easy way to bring a smile to his face is breakfast in bed – and your Worcestershire farmers’ market is the best place to start.

Farmers' Market with Caroline Wright - June 4, 2011

10:54am Monday 6th June 2011

WHEN local fruit and vegetable grower Robert Hale decided to retire this year, he had no idea the effect this would have on the daughter of farmers’ market regulars Roger and Liz Styan.

Farmers' Market with Caroline Wright - May 21, 2011

10:55am Monday 23rd May 2011

A NATIONWIDE campaign was launched this month urging pubs, cafes and restaurant to use more British food during next year’s London Olympics.

Farmers' Market with Caroline Wright - May 16, 2011

10:03am Monday 16th May 2011

IS there anything in this world more delicious than a sausage sandwich? Well, for some, maybe – but for a heck of a lot of us the humble sausage sandwich is about the tastiest snack you can imagine.

Farmers' Market with Caroline Wright - May 7, 2011

12:17pm Tuesday 10th May 2011

NORMALLY, at this time of year, Worcestershire asparagus growers are hoping for a few weeks of warm weather to get their delicious shoots ready for the first crop around about now.

Farmers' Market with Caroline Wright - April 9, 2011

11:22am Monday 11th April 2011

APRIL has a double dose of patriotic fervour with St George’s Day on April 23 and the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William just six days later.

Farmers' Market with Caroline Wright - April 4, 2011

11:50am Monday 4th April 2011

BEING made redundant is often the event which sparks people’s creativity and drive to try something new in their lives. This was certainly the case for former American Express executive Cathryn Zielinski.

Farmers' Market with Caroline Wright - March 26, 2011

9:00am Saturday 26th March 2011

MANY families have their own traditions – things that they do together at particular times of the year, or places where they always go.

Farmers' Market with Caroline Wright - March 12, 2011

10:25am Monday 14th March 2011

NEXT week is National Butchers Week, which was set up to raise the profile of the butchery trade and celebrate the skills and experience of those people who prepare and sell our meat.

Farmers' Market with Caroline Wright - March 5, 2011

11:04am Monday 7th March 2011

TUESDAY is Pancake Day and there is no better way to celebrate this fun festival than heading down to either of this weekend’s Worcestershire farmers’ markets and picking up some quality free range eggs with which to make your own.

Farmers' Market with Caroline Wright - February 26, 2011

11:12am Monday 28th February 2011

THERE are few things I will miss about the long, cold winter months, as they finally appear to be drawing to a close.

Farmers' Market with Caroline Wright - February 19, 2011

11:57am Tuesday 22nd February 2011

THERE are times at which all of us need a little helping hand in the kitchen.

Farmers' Market with Caroline Wright - February 12, 2011

12:50pm Monday 14th February 2011

NOTHING says “I love you” on Valentine’s Day more than breakfast in bed.

Farmers' Market with Caroline Wright

3:12pm Monday 7th February 2011

FEBRUARY is National Heart month when we are reminded of the need to look after our hearts, get a little exercise and, most importantly, eat correctly.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, January 29, 2011

11:27am Monday 31st January 2011

NEXT Thursday sees the start of the three-day Chinese new year celebrations, when the ferocious year of the tiger gives way to the much calmer year of the rabbit.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, January 22, 2011

3:05pm Monday 24th January 2011

HAVE you ever wandered around a Worcestershire farmers’ market and and thought: “I could do that”? Well, now could be a good time to turn that thought into reality, as farmers’ market organisers have some vacancies for certain producers.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, January 8, 2011

11:05am Monday 10th January 2011

AT this time of year, when the weather is dull, grey and so very cold, we all need something to cheer us along.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, December 11, 2010

9:33am Tuesday 14th December 2010

FOOD is often the thing that brings families and friends together over Christmas, so it is important to offer up quality fare.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, December 4, 2010

12:35pm Monday 6th December 2010

THIS week’s guide to Worcestershire farmers’ market Christmas, I am going to look at cakes, sweet treats and savoury favourites.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, November 27, 2010

12:08pm Tuesday 30th November 2010

OVER the next four weeks, we are going to be offering up suggestions as to how you can make your Christmas extra special this year with just a few trips to your local farmers’ market.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, November 20, 2010

8:58am Tuesday 23rd November 2010

DURING the colder months it is important that we all take good care of ourselves and eat the right foods to help ward off the army of bugs and viruses that seem to abound at this time of year.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, November 13, 2010

12:58pm Monday 15th November 2010

EVEN at this time of year most garden centres offer a bewildering array of choices – row upon row of plants with little information to help you.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, October 30, 2010

12:36pm Monday 1st November 2010

ONCE September has been and gone most people will have packed away their barbecue, stashed their skewers and put the marinade on hold for at least another eight months – and on the whole, I would agree with them.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, October 23, 2010

12:27pm Monday 25th October 2010

THE weather is turning colder and the nights are drawing in – which must mean two things.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, October 16, 2010

11:38am Monday 18th October 2010

TYDEMAN’S Early Worcester, Martin Worcester, Worcester Permain – our county has such a close association with apples that we have more varieties named after the county town than anywhere else in the UK.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, October 9, 2010

12:49pm Monday 11th October 2010

A THOUSAND years ago the Saxons had their own name for October – they called it Wyn Monath (wine month) because it was the season of wine making.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, October 2, 2010

2:36pm Tuesday 5th October 2010

IT was 10 years ago this month that the very first Worcestershire farmers’ market producers set up their stalls and laid out their wares, ready for the public.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, September 25, 2010

8:59am Wednesday 29th September 2010

WE are in the middle of the ninth British Food Fortnight, when we are all encouraged to think about where our food comes from and how it gets to us.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, September 18, 2010

10:40am Monday 20th September 2010

ONE thing I always look forward to every year is the start of the British apple season.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, August 28, 2010

10:40am Tuesday 31st August 2010

AS the summer holidays draw to a close and most peole with children are out shopping for new school uniforms, it is a good time to think about what you’ll be putting in your little one’s school lunchboxes next term.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, August 14, 2010

11:11am Monday 16th August 2010

WHETHER you fancy some prolific, czar, opal, heron or, of course, Victoria, your needs will be well catered for at your next Worcestershire farmers’ market.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, August 7, 2010

10:20am Monday 9th August 2010

SOMETIMES even older children need a little guidance with activities during the long summer break.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, July 17, 2010

10:47am Monday 19th July 2010

ARE you looking for a sweet treat? Then head to the Ruby’s Kitchen stall at your next Worcestershire farmers’ market.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, July 10, 2010

12:39pm Tuesday 13th July 2010

THE tomato has had a rich and interesting history and is now available, fresh and delicious, at your next Worcestershire farmers’ market.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, June 26, 2010

11:49am Monday 28th June 2010

SWEET and sour dishes have long been a staple at Far Eastern mealtimes, with orange or pineapple used to create a delicious contrast to some spicy pork or beef.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, June 12, 2010

10:25am Monday 14th June 2010

HOW can you tell if your free-range eggs really are free-range?

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, June 5, 2010

11:58am Monday 7th June 2010

THIS week has been National Family Week, described by its organisers as “the biggest annual celebration of family life aiming to highlight the importance of quality time together”.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, May 22, 2010

10:34am Monday 24th May 2010

OVER the past few weeks, there have been some alarming reports about this year’s asparagus crop.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, April 17, 2010

10:49am Monday 19th April 2010

AS well as being the patron saint of England, St George is the patron saint of farmers.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, April 10, 2010

12:08pm Monday 12th April 2010

CIDER producers – and quite a few drinkers – were up in arms recently when the Government announced plans to raise the duty on the drink and bring it more in line with beers and wines.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, April 3, 2010

12:04pm Tuesday 6th April 2010

EASTER weekend is always a great time to get together with friends and family and share some great Worcestershire-grown food and drink.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, 27 March,2010

12:02pm Monday 29th March 2010

THIRTY years ago, fewer than one in 10 of us was obese.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, 13 March 2010

10:19am Monday 15th March 2010

IN the mid-1970s there was a children’s TV show called Runaround, hosted by Mike Reid (who later found fame in EastEnders).

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, 13 February 2010

11:39am Monday 15th February 2010

TOMORROW sees the start of the Chinese Year of the Tiger, the third sign in the country’s zodiac cycle.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, 30 January 2010

11:59am Monday 1st February 2010

THERE can be no denying that late January and early February is rarely anyone’s favourite time of year.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, 23 January 2010

2:53pm Monday 25th January 2010

THERE is nothing quite so cheery on a bleak mid-winter’s day than a fresh slice of delicious home-made cake.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright, 16 January 2010

11:08am Monday 18th January 2010

WHETHER you have had to stay home from work, been stuck in the snow or had to find last-minute childcare because your kids’ school is closed, the past few weeks have been quite an inconvenience for most of us.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright 7 December 2009

12:17pm Monday 7th December 2009

ONE of the most exciting aspects of Christmas – for both adults and children – is decorating your home.

Farmers Markets : Caroline Wright 21November 2009

9:06am Tuesday 24th November 2009

NOW that the unusually mild spell appears to have finally passed, it certainly feels as though we are plunging headlong towards a long, damp winter.



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