A FAVOURITE FOODIE FIND...
There is food shopping and there is food shopping….ideally not the harassed, stressful trolley dash around the supermarket, but a relaxed, enjoyable, easy on the eye and feast for the senses form of food shopping at an inspiring venue whose values for local, fresh and organic are key. That in a perfect world, is probably what most of us foodies would strive to do always.
Here at home, we aim to eat as much local produce as we can. We have an excellent organic butcher on a local farm near to us, I grow much of our own vegetables in the kitchen garden and I try to visit our farmer's market most weeks….it involves quite a bit of to-ing and fro-ing though and I am not totally purist and end up often making visits for day to day essentials from a certain well known supermarket beginning with W!
Imagine though if you had a farmer's market right on your doorstep which sold everything a foodie could dream of, competitively priced, top quality, all in one place, and all produced and grown within a few miles radius, all under one roof, and most importantly, open six days a week!
Such was the brainchild of one woman who in 2002, frustrated by the sporadic or at best only weekly farmer's markets in the area, decided to take over a derelict goods shed at Kent's Canterbury West Station.
Now transformed in to a fabulous food warehouse with a stunning variety of locally grown organic and free range vegetables, meat, sustainable fish, local artisan cheeses, wines, a delicatessen, and freshly baked bread…..
A great restaurant serving delicious lunches and dinners with produce strictly from the market….
A cafe serving delicious coffee, which was something we enjoyed on a visit to Canterbury the other morning which is about an hour away from where we live….I just wish it was nearer!
Definitely one for your Kent address book…
THE GOODS SHED….Station Road West, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8AN
Wishing you all a very happy week ahead!