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Re: Farmers markets

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:55 pm

Josef wrote:
Pointyears wrote:Lezmahagow


Oi.



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Re: Farmers markets

Postby Josef » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:47 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
Josef wrote:
Pointyears wrote:Lezmahagow


Oi.



from the mod who let The Griffen Bar pass.


Nobody cared about that one, really. Whereas we're talking about my childhood location there.
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Re: Farmers markets

Postby craigb182 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:50 am

Can't beat a good farmers' market!

It's a shame what has happened to the Paisley one in more recent years. When it first started out there were easily 30+ stalls all in the square compared to the 10 or so that now occupy the area every fortnight. It really is a shame as it was and still is a way of supporting local produce and business.

On another note I believe there's a fairly good farmers' market somewhere around the Loch Lomond shores? Not entirely sure but would be interesting if someone knows of it?!
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Re: Farmers markets

Postby banjo » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:50 am

the clydebank one was short lived.produce,as good as it may have been was just a tad outside the price range for the locals.why are the costs always so high when its coming straight from the farm.same goes for places like mallaig for fresh landed sea food.
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Re: Farmers markets

Postby Sharon » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:31 am

I'd guess its economies of scale. Time consuming and costly to shift a small amount of produce directly to the consumer, versus bulk sales to a bulk buyer. You pay for that direct link I guess.
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Re: Farmers markets

Postby The Egg Man » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:09 pm

I think the organisers and stallholders fell for their own publicity re 'local' produce whilst transporting stuff the length of Scotland and loading the price well beyond what local shops and supermarkets are charging for similar produce.
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Re: Farmers markets

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:33 pm

The Egg Man wrote:I think the organisers and stallholders fell for their own publicity re 'local' produce whilst transporting stuff the length of Scotland and loading the price well beyond what local shops and supermarkets are charging for similar produce.


Similar as in having four legs but not necessarily horns.
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Re: Farmers markets

Postby HollowHorn » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:25 pm

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Re: Farmers markets

Postby Mori » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:53 pm

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Traders bring fruit and fashion to new Bridgeton Cross market

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One of the east end's most iconic sites is going back to its community roots.

The Bridgeton umbrella, once a meeting place for friends, a platform for local entertainment and a worthy shelter from the rain, is to become the backdrop for a new weekly market.

Starting on Tuesday, around ten traders will be selling fresh fruit and vegetables, cuts of meat, bread and cakes, jewellery, fashion and footwear and toiletries and cosmetics at the Bridgeton Cross Retail Market.
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Re: Farmers markets

Postby Pointyears » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:17 am

Josef wrote:
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Oi.



I stand absolutely corrected. Lesmahagow. Apologies.
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