Written by Emma Warren, Talbot Receptionist

08 October 2017 saw the 10th Teme Valley Market of 2017 get underway at 11:00, till 13:30.

As per usual, the great array of local producers, artisans, and crafts makers were all in fine fettle, and raring to go. From woollen goods, to stave off the chills due our way as Winter draws nearer, to fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and fish, all were displayed beautifully on this crisp, fantastically sunny autumn day.

As a new member of staff to The Talbot, and not a native of Worcestershire, I took this opportunity to attend the Market for the first time, with my partner, and one of our unruly dogs. We arrived just after 11:15, and already, the Market was a’buzz with shoppers, all investigating the wares and produce on offer. The aisles are a little narrow, but the stallholders in, and see everything within grasp if you were to walk down the centre. Everyone is friendly, happy, and enjoying themselves, which is the most important thing; the smells from The Talbot kitchen, and the pop-up grill of Parson’s Nose certainly making everyone salivate.

We bought from a few stalls that day, and with more money in our pockets the next market day (the 12 November 2017, for those that like to be in the know). Gifts of ‘This’ from The Teme Valley Brewery, and a novelty, handcrafted egg cup from Wych Elm were our first purchases, followed swiftly by a cut of venison for our dinner from Tasty Meats.

All in all, the day was spectacular, rounded off with a few pints from the bar, and of course, a meal (I myself had the sausage, egg, and chips, and the hype surrounding the Talbot Chips is well deserved!). Friends joined us for a meal, and they, too, nosed around the Market and bought items. Being dog friendly, the Talbot is a wonderful place for us to come with our pups, as we are made to feel welcome, and not in the way. Well worth coming and making your own mind up, with the next market!

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